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West African states call for open borders

2014-08-28 22:37

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States says.

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.

More airlines stop flights to Ebola zone

2014-08-27 20:23

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak are being left increasingly isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Ebola takes its toll on traders in Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 10:36

Many local traders in Sierra Leone have been hit hard by Ebola, as their business suffer. The fear is so high that many bustling districts have become ghost town.

WHO shuts S Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

2014-08-27 07:42

The WHO says it has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Liberia: Dogs eat remains of Ebola victims

2014-08-26 14:48

Residents from a township in the Liberian capital of Monrovia have witnessed dogs eating the remains of dead Ebola victims.

UN vows central role in fighting Ebola epidemic

2014-08-23 22:03

The United Nations has vowed to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

2014-08-23 10:30

Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials say, as the World Health Organisation warns the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

2014-08-22 09:13

Government officials have handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water to residents of a slum in Liberia’s capital where thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

Monrovia crematorium cannot cope

2014-08-21 21:26

The crematorium in the Liberian capital Monrovia is struggling to deal with the dozens of Ebola victims whose bodies are being brought each day.

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

2014-08-21 17:08

Officials from the World Health Organisation are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighbourhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.

Ebola: Liberia police fire on protesters

2014-08-21 08:02

Police in Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbour.

Residents riot as police quarantine slum to curb ebola

2014-08-20 17:21

Riots broke out in Monrovia after the government quarantined Liberia's biggest slum in an effort to curb the Ebola epidemic.

UN Ebola co-ordinator to visit West Africa

2014-08-20 14:08

The public health expert co-ordinating UN efforts to fight Ebola says that he's heading to West Africa to determine the best ways to support people, communities and governments affected by the deadly disease.

Liberia - Ebola drug 3 improving

2014-08-19 21:05

Three health workers who received an experimental drug in Liberia are showing signs of recovery.

Ebola has killed 1 200 people so far

2014-08-19 12:36

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2 240, including 1 229 deaths, the WHO says, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.

Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalised

2014-08-18 21:20

Some of the patients who fled an Ebola quarantine centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during an attack at the weekend, are back in hospital.

Man in Joburg tests negative for Ebola

2014-08-18 15:07

A 37-year-old man suspected of having Ebola has tested negative for the deadly haemorrhagic disease.

Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

2014-08-17 21:34

Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine centre and made off with bloodied sheets and mattresses.

Patients flee attack on Monrovia Ebola unit

2014-08-17 15:58

Armed men claiming that "there's no Ebola" in Liberia have raided a quarantine centre for the deadly disease in Monrovia, prompting at least 20 patients infected with the deadly virus to flee.

Liberia opening 2nd Ebola centre

2014-08-16 18:58

Authorities in Liberia are opening a new centre to treat Ebola patients after the existing one in the capital became overwhelmed with patients.

MSF: Ebola moving faster than we can handle

2014-08-15 14:35

The Ebola crisis in west Africa is outstripping the ability of aid organisations to stem the epidemic, the head of international medical charity MSF says, likening it to a war.

Sex workers, traders hit hard by Ebola in Lagos

2014-08-15 10:29

Prostitutes and informal traders in Nigeria have been hit hard by the outbreak of Ebola. Business had been good, they say, until Ebola arrived.

US FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drug claims

2014-08-15 07:28

The US Food and Drug Administration says it has become aware of products being sold online that fraudulently claim to prevent or treat Ebola.

In Liberia village, shunned Ebola victims left to die

2014-08-14 10:05

The only sounds in the abandoned Liberian village were the cries of a little girl, shut up with her mother's body inside the family home, starving and thirsty as she waits for death.

 

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.

Nigeria Ebola patient hid from government

2014-08-28 12:47

A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveller from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities say.

Liberia rights watchdog: Probe teen's death

2014-08-27 17:50

The head of Liberia's human rights watchdog has called for an investigation into the death of a teenager in clashes with soldiers in the capital of the Ebola-hit country.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

Ebola holds upper hand

2014-08-27 05:00

US health official says Ebola has the upper hand in West Africa but experts have tools to stop it.

Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies

2014-08-25 14:01

A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, the west African nation says.

Ebola: Philippines recalls troops from Liberia

2014-08-23 13:10

The Philippines have ordered 115 troops to return home from peace-keeping operations in Liberia, spurred by a worsening Ebola epidemic in West Africa that has killed almost 1 500 people.

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

2014-08-22 21:34

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

2014-08-22 07:41

Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, MSF says.

US missionaries beat Ebola

2014-08-21 20:42

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery.

American doctor who had Ebola has recovered

2014-08-21 14:29

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus is set to be discharged from an Atlanta hospital, a spokesperson for the aid group he was working for says.

Ebola death toll rises to 1 350 - WHO

2014-08-21 06:14

Security forces acting on the president's orders have used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50 000 people inside their crowded slum in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

2014-08-20 15:53

Security forces deployed to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

2014-08-20 07:24

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has imposed a night-time curfew and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

Liberia locates all runaway Ebola patients

2014-08-19 14:21

Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine centre in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister says.

Ebola: Liberia soldiers ordered to shoot border crossers

2014-08-19 11:21

The Liberian armed forces have received orders to shoot any persons crossing into the country from the neighbouring Sierra Leone, according to a report.

Liberia desperately hunting for missing Ebola patients

2014-08-18 16:50

Liberian officials are searching for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia.

Survivors enlisted in Sierra Leone's Ebola battle

2014-08-18 09:11

More than 2 100 people have been infected across four West African countries with the Ebola virus, and 1 145 people have died. Activists have called on survivors to help fight the spread of the disease.

SA man admitted to Johannesburg hospital for Ebola tests

2014-08-17 20:06

A 37-year-old South African man working as health and safety officer in a mining operation in Liberia, has been admitted to hospital for Ebola tests.

Liberia gives Ebola drug to three doctors

2014-08-17 07:22

Healthcare workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors suffering from Ebola, medical workers in Monrovia have said.

Liberian police seal newspaper office

2014-08-15 15:53

Dozens of riot police have sealed the offices of a newspaper critical of the Liberian government and officers attempted to detain its publisher.

Obama talks to Liberia, S Leone leaders on Ebola

2014-08-15 11:57

US President Barack Obama has called the presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the White House says.

W Africa struggles to deal with Ebola outbreak

2014-08-15 08:47

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has claimed a fourth victim in Nigeria while the US has ordered the evacuation of diplomats’ families from Sierra Leone.

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get

2014-08-15 05:00

Liberia faces an excruciating decision: which Ebola patients should get the limited experimental drug?

Experimental Ebola drugs arrive in Liberia

2014-08-13 20:25

A consignment of experimental Ebola drugs has arrived by plane in Liberia to treat two doctors suffering from the virus.

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