Tag: Ebola

Science

Outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas

At the beginning of the month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the disease linked to the Zika virus had reached the level of a global emergency. This infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly, a condition where babies are born with underdeveloped brains, causing the head to be smaller in size compared…

Features

The good, the bad and the ugly

And here ends another year – 2014 you’ve been thoroughly satisfactory. Whether you’ve had a good, bad or ugly year yourself (spending time in the LCR has definitely contributed to the ugly), it’s a chance to look back at a year of popular culture, politics and news, and reflect on what 2014 has kindly, or…

Featured Posts, News

UEA student denied housing over Ebola fears

A UEA masters student has been reported to have been denied two student houses simply due to coming from the Ebola-hotspot of Sierra Leone. Amara Bangura is an aspiring journalist who works for BBC Media Action and recently returned to Sierra Leone to produce broadcasts and radio shows to educate people about Ebola. When he…

Comment

Western complacency in West Africa is costing lives

Last week the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response was launched in Ghana, six months and over 3,000 deaths after the virus emerged in Guinea. It is the first time in history that the UN has formed such a response to a public health emergency, and rightly so, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and…

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