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US Ebola patient had contact with kids: governor

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A man who was diagnosed with Ebola in Texas came in contact with young children and experts are monitoring them for any signs of disease, says Governor Rick Perry.

1 400 US troops soon headed to Liberia for Ebola mission

2014-10-01 07:56

The US military will send more than a thousand troops to Liberia in coming weeks as part of Washington’s effort to counter the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, the Pentagon says.

US field hospital rigged in Liberia

2014-10-01 06:30

The US has delivered 2 mobile Ebola testing labs and started construction of a field hospital in Liberia.

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.

Beds scarce, staff scarcer in Liberia's Ebola wards

2014-09-28 17:36

They carry photos, bags of food - and hope. But what the families idling at the gate of this Ebola centre in Monrovia lack is news of the fate of their sick loved ones inside.

Liberia welcomes UN pledges on Ebola

2014-09-26 14:38

Liberia has welcomed global pledges of action on the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, admitting that the government is losing the trust of its people with the outbreak still out of control.

Ebola worse than terrorism - Sierra Leone leader

2014-09-26 09:36

The president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma says the deadly Ebola virus is "worse than terrorism", as President Barack Obama urged the world to do more to tackle the disease.

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.

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 may force region back into conflict – Liberia

2014-09-23 15:23

Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is allowed to continue to spread.

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.

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.

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.

Liberia hopes US Ebola pledge will spur others to act

2014-09-18 07:29

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she hopes President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3 000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help.

Healthy Briton injected in Ebola vaccine trial

2014-09-17 22:01

A healthy British volunteer has become the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford in London.

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.

US set to send troops to build Ebola clinics

2014-09-16 07:28

US President Barack Obama is set to announce that the US will send thousands of troops to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by building clinics and training healthcare workers.

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.

Ebola taking 'heartbreaking' toll on Liberian kids

2014-09-12 22:52

The murderous Ebola outbreak ripping through west Africa is taking a devastating toll on children, with at least 2 000 orphaned in worst-hit Liberia alone, the UN says.

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.

In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis

2014-09-12 07:56

The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors say.

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.

Liberia braces for worst as Ebola death toll jumps

2014-09-10 05:00

Liberia is bracing for an upsurge in Ebola cases, following a grim World Health Organisation assessment that the worst is yet to come in the fight against the killer virus.

US to send field hospital to Ebola-hit Liberia

2014-09-09 07:39

The US military will send a field hospital to Liberia for medical staff fighting the Ebola virus, as part of an expanded effort to stem the epidemic.

 

Ebola victims or not, Liberia burns them all

2014-10-01 11:22

Since the Ebola epidemic began to escalate the dead have been brought to one crematorium in Monrovia, where it matters little whether the bodies have died of Ebola, or a different affliction altogether, all bodies are burnt.

US tracks family, contacts of Ebola patient

2014-10-01 07:27

US authorities have begun tracking down family, friends and anyone else who may have come in close contact with a man who has been diagnosed with the first confirmed case of Ebola in the US.

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

2014-09-30 14:15

As the death toll from Ebola soars in Liberia, crowded clinics are turning over beds as quickly as patients are dying. This leaves social workers and psychologists struggling to keep pace and notify families.

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.

West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3 000

2014-09-27 09:32

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3 091 out of 6 574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases.

Cuba sends 300 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola

2014-09-26 12:56

Cuba says it will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to west Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic.

World must stop Ebola now, says UN chief

2014-09-26 08:21

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the world must stop Ebola now, as he opened a high-level meeting to tackle the worst-ever outbreak.

Developed countries would have contained Ebola - Zuma

2014-09-25 07:04
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Fewer people would have died from Ebola if it had broken out in the more developed countries, President Jacob Zuma has told the United Nations general assembly in New York.

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.

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.

Dozens flock to new Liberia Ebola centre

2014-09-23 06:15

Liberia's largest Ebola treatment centre is already handling 112 patients, a day after it opened, though not all of are confirmed to have the dreaded disease.

Liberia women, children bear brunt of Ebola

2014-09-19 12:55

The Ebola virus continues to spread devastation in Liberia, and with more than 2 600 people dead so far, women and children are bearing the brunt of the epidemic.

Ebola crisis 'being used to attack media freedom'

2014-09-18 14:27

From the closure of newspapers to arrests and harassment of journalists, rights groups and the media say Liberia’s fight against Ebola is being accompanied by an alarming assault on press freedom.

French nurse for MSF contracts Ebola in Liberia

2014-09-18 05:46

A French volunteer working for Medicines Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted Ebola, the medical charity says, adding that seven local staff members have already fallen ill from the deadly virus.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiralling out of control'

2014-09-17 07:47

President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak is unprecedented and "spiralling out of control".

Nearly $1bn needed now to stop Ebola

2014-09-16 19:27

Nearly $1bn is needed now to stop Ebola and cases could double every 3 weeks from around 5 000 now.

World lost precious time in Ebola fight

2014-09-15 22:03

The European Union has urged the international community to make up for precious time lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

Liberia dismisses 10 officials for abadoning Ebola fight

2014-09-14 22:29

Liberia's leader has sacked 10 senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak.

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.

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.

Ebola: South African quarantined in Nigeria

2014-09-11 13:45

Nigerian health authorities say they are holding, for Ebola testing, a South African national in transit to her country because she is showing potential symptoms of the disease after working in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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.

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.

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