Ebola Death Rate Much Higher Than Press Reports Suggest

Ebola in West Africa is almost certainly far more deadly than press reports indicate. Simplistic analysis of the regular updates issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has led many reputable news outlets to underestimate the true death rate of this killer disease while the WHO itself avoids issuing an ongoing analysis of what it … Continue reading

WHO Chief Warns Of Ebola Mutation Risk

Note (added 11 October 2014): a more up to date article reviewing these issues appears here. Please see important note at the foot of this report. The longer that Ebola is allowed to circulate in West Africa then the greater the risk that the virus will evolve into an even more virulent form. This unprecedented … Continue reading

Ebola: Scary Facts About A Very Scary Virus

Diseases do not come a lot worse than Ebola – the virus that has so far killed at least 672 people since February in an outbreak in west Africa that appears to be out of control. There is no cure, no effective treatment and between 50 per cent and 90 per cent of those who … Continue reading

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