ARTICLES RELATING TO EBOLA

It is the beginning of the endgame for Ebola

2015-01-29 17:00

The end may be in sight against Ebola as the number of new confirmed cases fall to its lowest since June last year, says the World Health Organisation.

UN warns Ebola epidemic not yet contained

2015-01-29 14:50

The Ebola epidemic is decreasing but is still present in a third of the areas of the three worst affected west African nations, the UN warns.

It is the beginning of the endgame for Ebola

2015-01-29 12:44

The end may be in sight against Ebola as the number of new confirmed cases fall to its lowest since June last year, says the World Health Organisation.

Trial shows Ebola shot passes safety test

2015-01-29 09:43

First results from a human trial of an Ebola vaccine show it is safe and generates an immune response, but larger trials are needed, scientists say.

World's largest Ebola unit incinerated

2015-01-28 17:40

A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated.

Scientists ask if Ebola immunises as well as kills

2015-01-27 11:04

A sharp drop in new Ebola infections is prompting scientists to wonder if the virus is silently immunising some people, while brutally killing others.

Senegal opens Guinea border

2015-01-26 19:26

Senegal has reopened its land border with Guinea pointing to the significant efforts of its neighbour in fighting Ebola..

WHO needs to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

2015-01-26 12:56

The WHO's chief acknowledges that the WHO was too slow to grasp the significance of the Ebola outbreak, which is estimated to have killed more than 8,600 people.

Plans to halt Ebola thwarted - WHO

2015-01-26 12:30

Halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funds and aid workers before the rainy season hits, warns the World Health Organisation.

WHO runs low on cash for Ebola

2015-01-23 18:15

The World Health Organisation is set to run out of cash in mid-February, a senior official says, as the organisation prepares to mobilise before the rainy season hits in April.

Flu tops pandemic threats, warns an expert

2015-01-23 15:12

Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control, has indicated that infectious disease threats for the years ahead will likely start with flu.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

2015-01-23 14:30

Sierra Leone has lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic is retreating.

Ebola: from devastation to survival and solidarity

2015-01-22 15:51

As the world’s worst-ever Ebola epidemic seems to be ebbing, survivors are sharing tips of hope and resilience as life slowly returns to normal.

Schools to reopen in Sierra Leone as Ebola abates

2015-01-22 14:08

Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen eight months after students were sent home following the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Military tactics defeat Ebola

2015-01-22 05:00

A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone, the worst-affected country, has helped to dramatically reduce new cases

Schools reopen as west Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic

2015-01-20 09:16

Children have trickled back to school in Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013, as west Africa cautiously began turning the page on the deadly outbreak.

SA nurses fearless as they face Ebola

2015-01-19 20:48

A South African nurse going to Sierra Leone to help combat the Ebola virus in West Africa says he is aware of the risks but not afraid.

UN: At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain

2015-01-16 09:23

At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the UN’s Ebola chief says.

Ebola spread slowing

2015-01-16 05:00

The World Health Organisation has expressed optimism after fresh figures showed the three west African countries ravaged by Ebola had all seen a clear drop in new cases.

Ebola health workers face life or death decision on pregnant women

2015-01-15 09:23

Health workers in west African countries faced with Ebola-related pregnancy complications are often forced to make difficult decisions due to low survival rates and poor infrastructure.

Liberia could be Ebola-free by June

2015-01-14 17:00

Researchers have suggested that if the current rates of Ebola monitoring and hospitalisation continue, Liberia's Ebola outbreak may be eliminated by June.

MSF opens Ebola clinic for pregnant women

2015-01-13 17:00

Medicins Sans Frontiers has opened a new care centre for pregnant women with Ebola, stating that they have zero survival from the virus.

China sending large Ebola relief team to West Africa

2015-01-13 09:12

China is ramping-up its assistance in the fight against Ebola with the dispatch of an additional 232 army medical workers to West Africa.

 

Flu and drug resistance flagged as top pandemic threats

2015-01-29 15:02

Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control, has indicated that infectious disease threats for the years ahead will likely start with flu.

It is the beginning of the endgame for Ebola

2015-01-29 12:45

The end may be in sight against Ebola as the number of new confirmed cases fall to its lowest since June last year, says the World Health Organisation.

Trial finds Ebola shot is safe

2015-01-29 09:44

First results from a human trial of an Ebola vaccine show it is safe and generates an immune response, but larger trials are needed, scientists say.

AU pledges Ebola fund

2015-01-28 19:07

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent's leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

Oxfam: Marshall Plan needed for Ebola-hit Africa

2015-01-27 20:54

Ebola-hit west Africa needs a multi-million dollar recovery plan similar to that of war-ravaged Europe in the 1940s, Oxfam has claimed.

Liberia closes Ebola centre at epicentre of outbreak

2015-01-27 07:36

Liberia’s president has announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicentre of the virus’ worst outbreak in history, as the disease’s spread has slowed in the country.

Too few ill for Liberia Ebola vaccine trial

2015-01-26 17:47

A steep fall in Ebola cases in Liberia will make it hard to prove whether experimental vaccines work in a major clinical trial about to start.

WHO needs to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

2015-01-26 12:51

The WHO's chief acknowledges that the WHO was too slow to grasp the significance of the Ebola outbreak, which is estimated to have killed more than 8,600 people.

Ebola vaccine trial to start

2015-01-24 06:15

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine has been shipped to Liberia, where the first large-scale trial will start within weeks.

After Ebola, flu and drug resistance top pandemic threats

2015-01-23 15:22

The worst-ever Ebola epidemic is waning, but after ravaging three west African nations, it has hammered home the message that the world needs a better detective system for emerging diseases.

Flu and drug resistance flagged as top pandemic threats

2015-01-23 15:11

Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control, has indicated that infectious disease threats for the years ahead will likely start with flu.

Ebola quarantine for 90 boat migrants in Malta

2015-01-22 19:08

Nearly 90 boat migrants rescued by the Maltese navy are being quarantined as a precaution against Ebola, after 20 others died during the journey and thrown overboard.

Ebola ebbing in West Africa but vigilance needed – WHO

2015-01-22 14:47

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, with fewer than 150 cases reported in the past week, but efforts must be pursued to stamp out the deadly disease, the WHO says.

Ebola virus gets more lethal as it spreads

2015-01-22 11:32

According to British scientists, genetic changes make the Ebola virus more deadly with each additional infection.

SA medical team ready for Ebola fight

2015-01-21 12:18

A doctor and 10 nurses will be going to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola after going through an intensive training programme.

Ebola economic impact to be less severe - W Bank

2015-01-20 18:30

The economic impact of Ebola on African economies in 2015 will be less severe than previously thought, the World Bank says.

SA medical team ready for Ebola fight

2015-01-20 00:00

A doctor and 10 nurses will be going to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola after going through an intensive training programme.

Mali govt, UN declare country Ebola-free

2015-01-19 11:02

The Malian government and the UN have declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus.

Schools in Guinea closed amid Ebola to reopen

2015-01-16 14:51

All schools in Guinea are set to open after being closed amid the deadly Ebola outbreak, Guinea’s health minister says.

Red Cross nurse dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

2015-01-16 08:11

A nurse working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the eastern district of Kenema, where no new cases had been reported for 37 days, the organisation says.

False report causes confusion in Lenasia

2015-01-15 18:35

A report claiming to be from News24 doing its rounds on social media and via e-mails has caused panic in Lenasia after residents opened their taps to foul smelling water.

Guinea mob kills Ebola men

2015-01-14 18:59

Two men have been killed and their bodies burned by an angry mob in Guinea convinced that the victims infected a local with Ebola.

Liberia could be Ebola-free by June

2015-01-14 09:37

Researchers have suggested that if the current rates of Ebola monitoring and hospitalisation continue, Liberia's Ebola outbreak may be eliminated by June.

MSF opens Ebola clinic for pregnant women

2015-01-13 11:41

Medicins Sans Frontiers has opened a new care centre for pregnant women with Ebola, stating that they have zero survival from the virus.

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