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First Ebola case for Italy as doctor working in Sierra Leone contracts disease

First Ebola case for Italy as doctor working in Sierra Leone contracts disease

November 24, 2014

ROME, Nov 24 — An Italian doctor has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being flown back to Rome for specialist treatment, the health ministry said today. The ministry said the doctor, the first Italian to contract the disease, would arrive in Rome late today or early tomorrow and be hospitalised at the Lazzaro Spallanzani national institute for infectious disease. The doctor was working for NGO Emergency at a clinic for Ebola victims when he contracted the disease, which has... Read more

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Judgement Day for Ferguson

  • A St. Louis County Security Officer places police tape along a barricade outside Buzz Westfall Justice Centre in Clayton, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    A St. Louis County Security Officer places police tape along a barricade outside Buzz Westfall Justice Centre in Clayton, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A sign points towards parking as the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre is seen on the left in Clayton, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    A sign points towards parking as the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre is seen on the left in Clayton, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A pedestrian walks past a business with a painted storefront ahead of a grand jury verdict in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    A pedestrian walks past a business with a painted storefront ahead of a grand jury verdict in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, hold a US flag while marching through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, hold a US flag while marching through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, shout slogans while marching through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, shout slogans while marching through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A protester, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, shouts slogans while stopping traffic while marching through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Re

    A protester, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, shouts slogans while stopping traffic while marching through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Re Read More

  • Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic

    Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri November 24, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More