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Ariana Grande skips scheduled appearance at New York charity event over fears of ‘catching Ebola’: source

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CHARLES SYKES/CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/APOrganizers confirmed that Ariana Grande, pictured performing on ‘Today’ in August, missed the event due to ‘a scheduling conflict.’ Ariana Grande was a no show at a scheduled appearance at a charity in New York because she was terrified of “catching Ebola,” Confidenti@l can exclusively report. The nonprofit charity threw its annual gala Wednesday night at Cipriani Wall St., with all proceeds providing education for kids in developing countries. Grande had originally been included on the list ofRead More …

Jamaica gets help preparing for possible Ebola cases

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Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization reached an agreement that calls for PAHO to assist the Caribbean country in preparations to deal with suspected cases of Ebola. The acting permanent secretary of the Ministry, Kevin Harvey, confirmed PAHO’s pledge to provide personal protective equipment, such as masks, gloves and boots, for health professionals in the island, Jamaican media said Friday. This agreement comes days after a doctor returning to Jamaica from Trinidad and Tobago was admittedRead More …

Luciano cancels Africa Tour Due to Ebola Scare

Jamaican reggae musician Luciano has cancelled his tour of African countries including Malawi due to fears of the Ebola epidemic. The reggae singer was supposed to perform in Malawi on October 19 alongside local artists at a concert in the capital Lilongwe. Information sourced by Island Jams  Entertainment indicates that the singer has called off his trip to Africa following warnings by Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson that entertainers should avoid travel to Ebola-affected countries of West Africa. According to informationRead More …

Obama meets with CDC officials over Ebola outbreak

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President Barack Obama traveled to Atlanta Tuesday to meet with officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in DeKalb County. Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that the financial as well as human cost of the outbreak is rapidly spiraling out of control. Obama also called on other countries to quickly supply more helpers, supplies and money. “If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds ofRead More …