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Ebola relapses a year later

2015-03-24 06:29

Lapses that fuelled the Ebola outbreak after it was first discovered a year ago are dogging the final stages of the fight against the virus as fatigue and complacency set in.

MSF stops some operations in Sudan

2015-01-29 19:22

Medecins Sans Frontieres says it will partially stop humanitarian operations in Sudan due to obstruction by the authorities.

Malawi flood victims in dire need

2015-01-23 22:30

Tens of thousands of people urgently need clean water, food, shelter and medical care across southern Africa.

Military tactics defeat Ebola

2015-01-22 05:00

A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone, the worst-affected country, has helped to dramatically reduce new cases

Malawi flood survivors cry out for aid

2015-01-19 17:05

Frantic scenes have greeted a military helicopter as it landed to deliver aid in a village after severe floods left 176 people dead and 200 000 homeless across Malawi.

Liberia lifts Ebola emergency

2014-11-13 20:32

Liberia has lifted its state of emergency, announcing huge gains in the fight with Ebola as Africa pinned its hopes on trials for a miracle drug.

Ebola cases in decline in Liberia, MSF says

2014-11-11 09:50

The number of Ebola cases in Liberia is declining for the first time, though the outbreak is far from over, the aid organisation MSF says.

Mali Ebola toddler dies, fears dozens exposed

2014-10-25 08:10

A 2-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, as officials warn that dozens of people may have been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

2014-10-24 05:42

As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most crowded city in the US.

Home care kits highlight gaps in W Africa's Ebola response

2014-10-21 11:16

With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

 

Violent protests in Guinea after imam's arrest

2015-02-09 20:02

Around a dozen Guineans have been wounded in clashes with police after the arrest of an imam who led funeral prayers for a suspected victim of Ebola.

World's largest Ebola unit incinerated

2015-01-28 17:40

A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated.

Competition needed to curb vaccine costs

2015-01-22 14:00

A lack of competition between drug manufacturers has resulted in disproportionately expensive vaccinations, a report by Doctors Without Borders shows.

Video: Rescue teams face challenges in Malawi floods

2015-01-20 13:09

Flooding has continued to overwhelm Malawi with rescue teams saying their biggest challenge is to access the most hit areas.

Mali toughens anti-Ebola border checks

2014-11-13 21:05

Mali has announced tougher health checks at border crossings after registering its second Ebola outbreak.

First Ebola treatment trials to start in west Africa

2014-11-13 18:50

Global aid agency MSF says it would begin unprecedented trials within a month on Ebola drugs and blood from survivors using patients in west Africa.

Monsters in suits: Ebola's traumatic effect on children

2014-10-28 07:21

At least 5 000 children in Guinea have been directly affected by Ebola, which as orphaned about 1 000 of them. The deadly virus that prohibits human touch has traumatised them on a psycho-social as well as medical level.

MSF says Ebola self-quarantine not needed

2014-10-24 22:22

MSF says Ebola self-quarantine is not needed, even after the NY scare.

MSF fêtes '1000th Ebola survivor'

2014-10-21 22:46

Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, says it has saved the 1000th patient.

Zim: Funding constraints 'hold back speedy diagnosis'

2014-10-16 10:33

Health authorities in Zimbabwe say funding constraints are holding back the speedy diagnosis of Ebola after it took more than a week to get results from samples sent to SA for testing.

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