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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.

Liberia could see 1000s of new Ebola cases - WHO

2014-09-08 21:25

The Ebola virus is spreading fast in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks.

African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

2014-09-08 12:30

AU chiefs are holding an emergency meeting to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has taken over 2 000 people in West Africa.

Ebola toll tops 2 000, cases near 4 000

2014-09-05 22:28

More than 2 000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa out of about 4 000 patients thought to have been infected.

Not enough Ebola drugs - WHO

2014-09-05 05:00

Stocks of experimental Ebola drugs will be too small to immediately quell the virus outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization says.

$600m needed to fight Ebola in West Africa

2014-09-04 14:44

The United Nations (UN) says $600m in supplies is required to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to reports, as the death toll passes 1 900.

Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa

2014-09-04 07:43

The hospital in Liberia where three US aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by a surge in patients and doesn’t have enough hazard suits and other supplies to keep doctors and nurses safe.

Dramatic surge in Ebola deaths

2014-09-03 22:10

There has been a dramatic surge in the number of deaths from Ebola in West Africa in the past few days, says the head of the WHO.

UK Ebola patient discharged from hospital

2014-09-03 14:37

A British man who contracted Ebola in West Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free Hospital in London says.

Ebola kills 31 in DRC, says WHO

2014-09-02 14:34

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote north-western region, the WHO says.

Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia

2014-09-02 06:12

Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital has gone on strike, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African nation.

Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency' - WHO

2014-09-01 06:22

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organisation says, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive.

Ebola virus mutating fast - researchers

2014-08-29 10:07

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, researchers say.

Ebola death toll passes 1 500 mark, says WHO

2014-08-28 14:19

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1 500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3 000, the WHO says.

Ebola outbreak to get worse, says US official

2014-08-28 12:26

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is set to get worse, a top US public health official has reportedly said, adding the epidemic would need an “unprecedented” response to bring it under control.

Climate change poses growing health threat

2014-08-27 22:20

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.

 

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.

World urged to step up efforts in responding to Ebola

2014-09-09 07:39

The WHO has urged the world to step up efforts in responding to the Ebola epidemic as it says Liberia is set to see a huge spike in the infections from the epidemic ravaging west Africa.

No Saudi ban over Ebola for Nigerians going on haj

2014-09-08 16:30

Saudi Arabia, which has barred pilgrims from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea from the haj due to Ebola concerns, will allow Nigerians to attend, an official says.

Ebola ravages health care in Freetown

2014-09-06 08:14

A Sierra Leone doctor says health care in his country has crumbled because of the Ebola outbreak and patients are dying because they aren't treated.

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

2014-09-05 11:46

World health experts are set to meet for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be given serums.

Ebola survivors' blood possible cure

2014-09-04 19:31

To fight Ebola in West Africa, some experts are suggesting an untested treatment: blood of survivors.

WHO warns over Ebola in Nigeria's Port Harcourt

2014-09-04 13:44

An Ebola outbreak in Nigeria’s oil producing hub of Port Harcourt could spread wider and faster than in the financial capital Lagos, the WHO says.

Ebola vaccine shipment to Africa stymied

2014-09-04 05:51

Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine is stuck in the government lab that developed it as officials puzzle over how to safely transport it, three weeks after it was offered to Africa to fight the deadly epidemic.

Should child car seats be made compulsory?

2014-09-03 16:47

As the Western Cape government proposes new laws to force parents to install child car seats in their cars, News24 finds out why parents need policing.

VIDEO: 'Hungry' Liberia Ebola patient flees quarantine

2014-09-03 13:05

An Ebola patient in Liberia escaped from an Ebola quarantine in Monrovia and sent people fleeing as he walked through a market in search of food. Watch the video.

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset - expert

2014-09-02 08:43

It has been one of the more bizarre features of a deadly epidemic: a vocal minority in west African society denying that Ebola exists even as family and friends die around them.

Sweden tests patient for Ebola

2014-09-01 11:30

A man is in isolation at a Sweden hospital, pending tests to determine whether he has contracted Ebola, a physician says.

Zimbabwe can't conduct Ebola tests - ministry

2014-08-29 12:46
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Zimbabwe has no capacity to conduct tests to detect Ebola with officials saying specimens would be referred to South African laboratories, according to a report.

WHO: Ebola outbreak could strike 20 000 people

2014-08-28 22:37

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20 000 people, the WHO says, in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

Ebola crisis talks start in Ghana

2014-08-28 14:19

Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

UN releases $1.5m to help DRC fight Ebola

2014-08-28 05:56

The United Nations has allocated $1.5m to help the Democratic Republic of Congo fight Ebola, just days after the country confirmed its first cases this year.

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 15:03

A senior advisor to sierra Leone’s president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country’s fight against the virulent disease.

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