ebola

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Sep 29 '15 14:25

The Emmy award ceremony, for both American and international newscasters celebrating the best international news stories, took place on Monday night in New York. The Dutch broadcaster NOS, who was nominated for the airing of the National Day of Mourning after the downing of Maylasian Flight MH17, was competing with three other non-American contenders for the award. NOS received its nomination for the July 2014, hour-long broadcast on the arrival of the first victims of the plane crash in the Ukraine.

Jul 31 '15 08:24

Four Dutch people have been placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone as a precaution to make sure they have not been infected with Ebola. They are two doctors, who work in the Masanga Hospital in Tonkolli where a patient died of Ebola last week, and one of the doctors' wife and child

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Jul 6 '15 09:39

The emergency room of the Bravis hospital in Roosendaal has been closed after a man with symptoms of the highly infectious Ebola virus was brought in on Saturday, the hospital announced on Sunday.

Jun 2 '15 18:40

The four countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands reached an agreement on combating cross-border infectious diseases, and the control of bacteriological, radiological and chemical incidents. The countries will cooperate to meet the requirements of the International Health Regulation (IHR), the Dutch cabinet announced this week.

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Jun 2 '15 08:04

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima met with American President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on Monday during their first visit to the Unites States after King-Willem Alexander took the throne two years ago. After their meeting, Obama called the Netherlands "some of our oldest and more precious allies".

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May 1 '15 08:38

A patient believed to be infected with Ebola is currently in the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. The medical staff will examine the patient beginning on Friday, Dutch authorities said.

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Mar 24 '15 17:30

Dutch initiative Giro 555 collected a total of 10.5 million euros to aid in the fight against Ebola. The campaign is officially winding down now when the virus appears to have resurfaced in Guinea and Liberia, where the number of Ebola patients is reaching the year’s highest, writes Trouw.

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Feb 2 '15 11:37

Dutch people contributed more than 10.3 million euro during the campaign against Ebola. The Cooperating Aid Organizations (SHO) announced the final count of the fundraiser today.

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Jan 21 '15 13:25

Three stowaways managed to hide on the Karel Doorman, the largest ship of the Royal Marines. "I was speechless", says the commander of the ship. "This is Africa."

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Jan 6 '15 17:35

Dutch drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies started testing an Ebola vaccine on humans this week. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary produced 400,000 doses of the vaccine for large-scale clinical trials that could launch by April, the firm said in a statement.

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Dec 23 '14 11:33

The Nigerian who had been treated for Ebola in the UMC Utrecht in recent weeks, has returned to Africa. He has been cured and can not infect others

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Dec 15 '14 10:46

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed that the patient who was recently admitted to Erasmus MC with Ebola symptoms, is not infected with the virus. This has been determined by the results of specific tests.

Dec 12 '14 09:37

In the past few months Dutch citizens have been less concerned about the economic crisis and changes in healthcare, but have been especially concerned about terrorism and international crises.

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Dec 9 '14 20:21

A driver with possible Ebola symptoms, was assisted and escourted to Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam earlier on Tuesday.

Dec 5 '14 10:23

The Netherlands will likely soon receive its first Ebola patient for treatment. De Telegraaf reports that medical specialists are ready to care for a Nigerian who has contracted the deadly virus.

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Nov 28 '14 08:01

The action week to raise money for Ebola concludes today with a National Action Day. Thus fa 4.5 million euro has been raised to fight the disaster.

Nov 24 '14 13:42

A man is listed with Ebola symptoms at Radboud hospital in Nijmegen.

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Nov 19 '14 13:03

Emergency services has started to unload the Netherlands' marine vessel Karel Doorman in Sierra Leone. The ship brought medical and other supplies to help in the fight against Ebola.

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Nov 19 '14 12:51

Doctors Without Borders is bringing foreign doctors and nurses who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leon to a house in Vierhouten. The 700 inhabitants of the village on the Veluwe are worried that heir arrival will mean that tourists won't visit.

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Nov 11 '14 17:10

For one day last week, broadcasters in the Netherlands worked to drum up support for giro 555, a program that sees the country's radio and television firms team up behind a single cause. The effort appears to have paid off, with viewers and listeners contributing €1,450,779.

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Nov 5 '14 08:20

The Cooperating Aid Agencies (Samewerkende Hulporganisaties - SHO) have announced that they will raise money in a national relief effort in the fight against Ebola via Giro 555.

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Oct 28 '14 08:10

A Liberian asylum seeker was on his way to Brussels, from where he would be deported back to Liberia, when he got the surprising news that he can remain in the Netherlands.

The man had repeatedly appealed against his deportation because of the Ebola epidemic prevailing in his country, but all his requests were denied.

A ruling by the court in Roermond prevented the deportation of the 31 year old man, his lawyer confirmed. Last week the court in Den Bosch ruled that he must be returned to Liberia despite the Ebola epidemic.

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Oct 24 '14 13:11

Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced after the EU summit in Brussels that the Netherlands will make a further 5 million euro available for the fight against Ebola.

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Oct 21 '14 08:16

On Tuesday the PVV proposed in the Second Chamber that asylum seekers from Ebola infected countries must first spend three weeks in quarantine before they come to the Netherlands.

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