Herb derivative could work against Ebola

2015-02-27 10:25

A small molecule derived from an Asian herb may help stop Ebola infection by preventing the virus from entering the cells of the body, researchers say.

Ebola-hit Liberia no longer US's 'forgotten stepchild'

2015-02-26 09:48

As Liberia's president visits the US Senate to thank Americans for their pivotal role in the Ebola recovery, she will reflect on a sometimes fractious relationship spanning two centuries.

Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

2015-02-23 13:28

Liberians are rejoicing following the lifting of an Ebola curfew, with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to meet President Barack Obama to discuss the country’s gruelling task of economic recovery.

8 Liberia health workers sent home in Ebola scare

2015-02-22 07:22

Eight health workers at a hospital in Liberia's capital have been sent home for observation after coming into contact with a patient who later tested positive for Ebola.


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Liberia schools reopen after 6-month Ebola closure

2015-02-16 14:32

Students in Liberia are returning to the classroom after a six-month closure during the Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead in this West African country.

Sierra Leone locks down 700 homes after Ebola death

2015-02-14 08:11

Sierra Leone says it has placed hundreds of homes in the capital under quarantine, in a huge blow for its recovery from the Ebola crisis less than a month after it lifted all travel restrictions.

Obama: US has 'risen to the challenge' of fighting Ebola

2015-02-12 14:35

President Barack Obama heralded a new phase in the fight against Ebola and says progress against the outbreak in West Africa will allow the US to withdraw nearly all American troops sent to Liberia.

10 000 US civilians needed to fight ebola

2015-02-12 08:46

The UN Ebola chief says US troops have done their job but 10 000 US civilians are still needed.

US to withdraw troops from Ebola mission in West Africa

2015-02-11 07:48

The US military plans to pull out most troops from West Africa that were deployed to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Pentagon says, ending a five-month mission.


US wraps up Ebola mission in Liberia

2015-02-26 19:41

The United States has staged a military ceremony to end its five-month Ebola mission in Liberia.

Traditional healer 'exorcises' Ebola curse

2015-02-25 21:02

A traditional healer has returned to remove the "curse" from the first Ebola-affected village in Guinea.

North Korea bans foreigners from marathon over Ebola

2015-02-23 12:31

North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon scheduled to be held in the capital, citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Liberia will end Ebola curfew, reopen borders - president

2015-02-21 14:05

Liberia plans to lift a night curfew imposed six months ago and reopen borders closed to contain the spread of Ebola, as the threat from the virus recedes, the president says.

Sierra Leone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits 'turning point'

2015-02-19 07:44

Sierra Leone has launched a door-to-door search for "hidden" Ebola patients as the head of the UN announced the world is at a "critical turning point" in the crisis.

Ebola-hit nations wow to eradicate virus in 60 days

2015-02-16 08:44

The leaders of the countries devastated by the west African Ebola outbreak have vowed at a summit in Guinea to eradicate the virus by mid-April.

1.3m back in school in Ebola-hit Guinea

2015-02-13 21:17

More than 1.3 million children have returned to school in Guinea since the restart of lessons that were delayed for months by the Ebola crisis.

Ebola cases on the rise for 2nd month - WHO

2015-02-12 13:49

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa rose for the second week running after a previous falls, including a 'sharp increase' in Guinea, the World Health Organisation says.

Sierra Leone to prosecute Ebola 'ghostworkers'

2015-02-11 09:49

Sierra Leone says it had cleaned up a list thought to contain thousands of 'ghostworkers' on its Ebola staff and would prosecute those who sought to swindle money from the government.

Violent protests in Guinea after imam's arrest

2015-02-09 20:02

Around a dozen Guineans have been wounded in clashes with police after the arrest of an imam who led funeral prayers for a suspected victim of Ebola.

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