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US Ebola labs, equipment for clinic arrive in Liberia

2014-09-30 13:00

The US military has delivered two mobile Ebola testing labs and the equipment to build a field hospital in Liberia.

Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

2014-09-30 09:47

With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.

Doctor exposed to Ebola treated in US

2014-09-29 07:18

An American doctor who has been exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has been admitted to a clinic of the National Institutes of Health outside Washington.

Ivory Coast lifts Ebola flight restrictions

2014-09-27 16:43

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says his country will lift the suspension of flights to countries stricken by the Ebola virus to show solidarity with the nations affected by the outbreak.

WHO: 1000s of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months

2014-09-26 18:08

The World Health organisation says there should be thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines available in the coming months.

Ebola death toll swells to 2 917 out of 6 263 cases

2014-09-25 14:37

The world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic has now infected at least 6 300 people in west Africa and killed almost half of them, according to the World Health Organisation.

Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

2014-09-25 08:37

A Red Cross team has been attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control the outbreak.

WHO: Ebola vaccine could be ready by year-end

2014-09-24 22:16

The World Health Organisation says a vaccine might be available in large enough quantities by the end of the year to help control West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Ebola cases to explode without drastic action

2014-09-24 07:00

The number of Ebola infections is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO is warning.

Ebola drug trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa

2014-09-23 17:28

Experimental Ebola drugs are set to be tested in affected West African states for the first time in a bid to fast-track trials, the Wellcome Trust says.

Ebola cases to triple to 20 000 by November

2014-09-23 09:28

The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20 000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO says.

Ebola contained in Senegal, Nigeria

2014-09-22 22:28

Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease.

Liberia to provide 1 000 beds

2014-09-21 17:37

Liberia has announced plans for a huge increase in beds for Ebola patients in its overwhelmed capital Monrovia.

Ebola took the world by surprise - World Bank chief

2014-09-19 16:35

The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says, as he questioned the international community’s readiness to respond to other pandemics.

Ebola screening for Nigeria's Mecca pilgrims

2014-09-19 06:03

With some 76 000 Nigerian Muslims expected this year at the hajj in Saudi Arabia, organisation was always going to be a major logistical undertaking.

700 new Ebola cases in only 1 week

2014-09-18 18:17

The WHO says 700 more Ebola cases have emerged in only 1 week in the outbreak blamed for more than 2 600 deaths.

Ebola could drain billlions from west Africa

2014-09-17 20:28

The Ebola outbreak could cost west African economies billions of dollars by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, says the World Bank.

US deploys 3 000 as Ebola crisis worsens

2014-09-16 21:34

The United States will send 3 000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia.

China ups medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

2014-09-16 13:58

China is set to send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN says.

4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-09-14 14:05

Sierra Leone says a fourth doctor has died of Ebola in the country after a failed bid to transfer her abroad for treatment.

Ebola death toll hits 2 400 - WHO

2014-09-12 13:00

The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has now killed more than 2 400 people and infected twice that number, according to the WHO.

Red Cross to train more volunteers in Ebola fight

2014-09-12 09:11

The Red Cross says it plans to train more than 2 000 extra volunteers to step up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa.

Japan dengue fever infections pass 100

2014-09-11 14:41

More than 100 people have contracted dengue fever in Japan, in the first domestic outbreak of the disease in 70 years, the government says.

Ebola: Liberia urges more international help

2014-09-10 11:40

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she expects the Ebola crisis gripping her country to worsen in the coming weeks as health workers struggle with inadequate supplies.

Ebola kills 2 288, nearly half in past 21 days

2014-09-09 19:22

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has claimed 2 288 lives, the WHO says, stressing that nearly half had died in less than a month.

 

UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

2014-09-30 10:42

The UN mission to combat Ebola has opened its headquarters in Ghana, where it will co-ordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis.

Aid workers learn to fight Ebola as they go

2014-09-29 20:52

Jean-Pierre Veyrenche, in charge of building Ebola treatment centres in Monrovia for the World Health Organisation, says fear is keeping international aid experts from joining the battle.

Scientists grapple with Ebola vaccine ethics

2014-09-29 06:05

Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, there is no time to wait.

Egyptian 'cured of Ebola' returns to Cairo

2014-09-27 06:45

An Egyptian man reportedly cured of Ebola has been quarantined in Cairo as a precaution after returning from Sierra Leone, a report says.

'Collateral' death toll to soar in Africa's Ebola crisis

2014-09-26 13:54

Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems.

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone quarantines 1.2 million

2014-09-25 10:43

Sierra Leone has ordered the quarantine “with immediate effect” of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms, affecting 1.2 million people, the largest lockdown in west Africa in the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Nigeria Ebola free, Goodluck tells UN

2014-09-25 05:40

Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan has appeared to jump the gun on medical advice at home to tell an applauding UN General Assembly that Nigeria was free of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola death toll climbs to nearly half of infected

2014-09-24 12:50

The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected almost 6 000 people in west Africa and killed nearly half of them.

Ebola: Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help

2014-09-23 18:30

Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of foreign health care workers despite repeated pleas for help, a senior UN official says.

At least 98 under Ebola quarantine in Harare

2014-09-23 10:44
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At least 98 people have reportedly been placed under Ebola quarantine in Harare, as Zimbabwe takes steps to strictly monitor visitors coming into the country.

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

2014-09-23 07:51

Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola are bracing for new caseloads after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide check-up and a large new clinic.

Sierra Leone 3-day Ebola shutdown ends

2014-09-22 05:47

Millions of Sierra Leoneans are set to emerge from their homes after a three-day nationwide lock-down during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

2014-09-21 10:22

Sierra Leone has begun the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus amid criticism that the action is a poorly planned publicity stunt.

Ebola team killed in cold blood in Guinea

2014-09-19 07:45
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At least seven people who were part of a team sent to educate villagers in south-eastern Guinea about Ebola have been found dead after they were attacked by angry locals, the government says.

Ebola passes 5 000 cases

2014-09-18 22:00

The number of people who have contracted Ebola in West Africa has surpassed 5 000, the World Health Organization says.

Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

2014-09-18 11:54

As Ivory Coast campaigns to fend off an Ebola outbreak ravaging neighbouring West African states, grim reminders of the catastrophe unfolding across its western border are everywhere.

Liberia must wait weeks for new Ebola centres – WHO

2014-09-17 07:47

The Ebola response in Liberia will focus on community-level care units since new bed spaces are likely to be ready for weeks or months, the WHO says.

Long road ahead for crippled Gaza

2014-09-16 15:31

The Hamas-Israel war over Gaza has left the coastal territory with a crippled economy, kilometres of devastated wasteland and major infrastructure either destroyed or damaged.

Obama to ask for $88m for Ebola effort

2014-09-15 17:34

President Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for $88m to fund a major Ebola offensive in West Africa that would include greater military involvement.

UN vows to 'stay the course' in Ebola-hit Liberia

2014-09-12 14:01

The UN has vowed its peacekeepers will not abandon Liberia and will "stay the course" despite the Ebola epidemic raging across the west African nation.

American gets blood from fellow Ebola survivor

2014-09-12 10:23

An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

2014-09-12 06:23

Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official says, making her the first citizen of a hard-hit country to be treated abroad.

Ebola: US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone

2014-09-11 10:28

The US has donated five ambulances to help Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiralling crisis.

Ebola threatening Liberia's existence - minister

2014-09-10 08:02

Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like "wild fire", the defence minister warns, following a grim WHO assessment that the worst is yet to come.

WHO adjusts conditions as staffers get Ebola

2014-09-09 17:23

WHO staff battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are working in larger quarters and no longer live with people from other agencies after a scientist with the UN group was infected.

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