ARTICLES RELATING TO EBOLA

Ebola end in sight as weekly infections drop to single figures

2015-05-06 08:13

The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the UN says.

Sierra Leone marks a low-key independence day with Ebola plan

2015-04-27 14:21

Sierra Leone has marked the 54th anniversary of its independence by setting out a four-point 'post-Ebola plan' to put the devastated country on the road to recovery from the deadly epidemic.

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.

Liberia's Ivorian refugees finally going home as Ebola ends

2015-04-23 10:46

Deep in Liberia's forested hinterland, thousands of refugees who fled conflict in Ivory Coast have been waiting in limbo, impatient to rebuild their shattered lives back home but unable to leave.

11 handed life sentences over Guinea Ebola worker murders

2015-04-22 17:20

A court in Guinea has sentenced 11 people to life in prison for murdering a team educating locals about the risks of Ebola in a remote part of the West African country last year, a state prosecutor says.

Chimpanzees return home after Ebola threat

2015-04-21 12:49

In the rising afternoon humidity, 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to Ebola.

Liberia rebuilds devastated child healthcare system

2015-04-16 13:13

Estella Verdier keeps vigil by her sick four-month-old grandson's hospital bed, praying for his recovery but placing her faith in the earthly healing powers of Liberia's first ever children's hospital.

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.

I wish I could have touched Ebola patients - SA nurse

2015-04-06 19:19

They were warned they would return in body bags, but this did not deter two South African nurses from travelling to Sierra Leone to help Ebola victims.

 

US shuts down Ebola treatment centre in Liberia

2015-04-30 21:03

American officials are shutting down a special treatment unit they set up in Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis last year.

Guinea's opposition calls new protests

2015-04-26 20:33

Guinea's opposition has called for renewed protests over the country's disputed election timetable in a show of defiance after days of deadly clashes between activists and security forces.

Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths - study

2015-04-24 10:17

The collapse of health services in three west African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused at least 11 000 additional deaths from malaria, a preventable and curable disease, researchers say.

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.

Judge halts worker's compensation claim for Ebola nurse

2015-04-21 17:10

A Texas district judge has put on hold a hospital operator’s efforts to seek a worker’s compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first US patient to succumb to the deadly disease.

Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases

2015-04-16 20:29

Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone schools re-open after Ebola scare

2015-04-14 20:38

Schools are re-opening in Sierra Leone after the Ebola outbreak forced closures for 9 months.

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.

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.

Sierra Leone district records Ebola case

2015-04-05 13:42

Sierra Leone's eastern district of Kailahun has recorded its first Ebola case in nearly four months, threatening progress made to stamp out the disease.

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