West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

2015-04-25 09:22

As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often deadly virus on the survivors.

Sierra Leone hunts Ebola quarantine escapees

2015-04-22 23:56

Police in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown are hunting seven people who fled a slum that was placed under quarantine when a member of their family died of Ebola.

17 die from 'mysterious' disease in Nigeria

2015-04-18 15:47

A Nigerian government spokesperson says a "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives.

Risk of Ebola spreading reducing

2015-04-10 18:59

West Africa's Ebola epidemic still poses a threat to other countries, but the risk of it spreading internationally appears to be diminishing.

560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen

2015-04-08 08:02

As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warn of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, saying at least 560 people, including dozens of children, have been killed.

Top WHO official in Thailand denies maid slavery claims

2015-04-04 13:27

The World Health Organisation's top official in Thailand has denied beating his Ethiopian domestic helper and treating her like a modern day slave.

Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after 3 days

2015-03-30 07:34

Sierra Leoneans are once again allowed to leave their homes after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.

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.


Malaria vaccine a letdown, but could reduce cases - study

2015-04-24 06:29

The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, but developers are moving ahead to get it approved because it could yet protect some children, a study says.

'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria - official

2015-04-19 07:07

A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a south-eastern Nigerian town, the government says.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

2015-04-14 10:33

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children are preparing to return to school, eight months after clashes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

WHO: Half of all Ebola infections in S Leone-Guinea border area

2015-04-09 15:02

Almost half of all Ebola infections in West Africa have been recorded in two districts located in the border region between Sierra Leone and Guinea, the WHO says.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone arrests 13 at unsafe burial

2015-04-07 16:41

Police in Ebola-hit Sierre Leone have raided a funeral and arrested 13 people suspected of organising an unsafe burial.

WHO official accused of human trafficking, slavery

2015-04-03 10:16

A World Health Organisation representative in Thailand is being accused of keeping his Ethiopian maid in slave-like conditions.

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.

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