New Ebola infections continue to drop, Guinea still a concern

2015-03-26 07:42

The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading to 22 March, the WHO says.

Giant rats sniff out TB in Mozambique

2015-03-24 10:47

Giant rats may strike fear and disgust into the hearts of homeowners worldwide, but researchers in impoverished Mozambique are improbably turning some of them into heroes.

American who contracted Ebola 'now in critical condition'

2015-03-17 10:04

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors say.

Ebola outbreak raises risk of measles in West Africa

2015-03-13 10:02

After struggling to emerge from the Ebola outbreak, West Africa now faces a dangerous wave of measles cases because over-burdened hospitals are unable to keep up with vaccinations, researchers say.

Briton diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone

2015-03-12 05:59

A female British healthcare worker has been diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone, authorities in London say, and a military plane has been sent to evacuate her if needed.

No new Ebola cases in Liberia last week - WHO

2015-03-05 14:26

Ebola-ravaged Liberia has for the first time since May gone a full week without reporting any new confirmed cases of the devastating virus, according to the WHO.

Ebola drug tests offer ‘hope’

2015-03-02 05:36

The Japanese company behind an experimental Ebola treatment says it offers new hope for thousands of people infected with the deadly virus in west Africa.

Liberia will end Ebola curfew, reopen borders - president

2015-02-21 14:05

Liberia plans to lift a night curfew imposed six months ago and reopen borders closed to contain the spread of Ebola, as the threat from the virus recedes, the president says.

Sierra Leone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits 'turning point'

2015-02-19 07:44

Sierra Leone has launched a door-to-door search for "hidden" Ebola patients as the head of the UN announced the world is at a "critical turning point" in the crisis.

UN: Secret burials thwarting efforts to stamp out Ebola

2015-02-06 10:20

Efforts to stamp out West Africa's Ebola epidemic are being thwarted by villagers touching and washing the infectious bodies of dead victims at secret burials and difficulty in tracing those exposed to the virus, UN officials say.


Typhoid sickens hundreds in Kampala

2015-03-25 22:25

Ugandan officials say a typhoid outbreak has infected hundreds in the capital and is likely to spread.

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.

10 US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

2015-03-15 18:40

Ten clinicians with a Boston-based non-profit organisation responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, are heading home after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease.

Ebola death toll tops 10 000

2015-03-13 05:00

More than 10 000 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola vaccine trial will begin in Guinea

2015-03-05 19:36

The first large-scale trial of an Ebola vaccine will begin in Guinea, the World Health Organisation says, weeks after a similar test kicked off in neighbouring Liberia.

More Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, no Liberia cases

2015-03-05 08:37

Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 132 new confirmed cases of Ebola in the week to 1 March, an increase over the previous week, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

2015-02-27 21:12

Liberia has started a clinical trial of an experimental Ebola drug and about 1 000 adults and children infected with the virus are taking part in the trial.

WHO calls for $1 per person health investment

2015-02-20 12:13

The World Health Organisation has called on developing countries to invest $1 per person per year to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases to improve people's health.

Ebola cases on the rise for 2nd month - WHO

2015-02-12 13:49

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa rose for the second week running after a previous falls, including a 'sharp increase' in Guinea, the World Health Organisation says.

Only 40% of Ebola funds have reached targets

2015-02-04 06:09

Researchers say almost $2.9bn was pledged in donations to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic by the end of 2014, yet only around 40% has actually reached affected countries.

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