S Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

2014-07-23 13:51

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government says.

Death toll from W Africa Ebola outbreak hits 603

2014-07-15 13:03

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spiked to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation says.

As Ebola stalks W Africa, medics fight mistrust

2014-07-14 08:50

Governments and health agencies trying to contain the world’s deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported.

Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone, Liberia

2014-07-11 12:10

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 cases and 21 deaths between 6-8 July, WHO says.

Ghana testing US citizen for Ebola – ministry

2014-07-07 13:34

Authorities in Ghana are testing a US citizen for Ebola after he fell ill following a recent trip to Guinea and Sierra Leone, a senior government official says.

Debate rages on action to halt W African Ebola

2014-07-03 19:00

Emergency talks on containing the worst Ebola outbreak in history are due to wrap up, with ministers hoping to halt the virus’ deadly rampage in west Africa after a jump in the number of deaths.

Worst ever outbreak of Ebola

2014-07-03 05:00

The Ebola virus currently plaguing West African nations, has been confirmed as being the worst ever of this strain of haemorrhagic fever.

Liberia’s Sirleaf warns of Ebola epidemic

2014-07-01 07:47

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed serious concern about a resurgence of the Ebola virus in the country.

WHO: W African nations should be prepared for Ebola

2014-06-27 14:35

West African nations neighbouring those hit by the Ebola epidemic should prepare for the possible arrival of travellers carrying the deadly virus, WHO says.

Ten more Ebola cases in Liberia

2014-06-25 22:20

Ten new cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in Liberia, raising the total to 29.

MSF: Ebola out of control

2014-06-20 20:37

Doctors Without Borders says the West Africa Ebola outbreak is 'totally out of control,' and more help is needed.

Guinea frets as Ebola virus spreads

2014-06-20 09:57

A second spike in Ebola virus cases has panicked residents and health officials in Guinea, who fear a west African outbreak of the killer disease may now be out of control.

Liberia: 7 more deaths linked to Ebola

2014-06-17 14:34

A health official says seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the Liberian capital, in the first reported deaths in Monrovia.

Mum-to-be in S Leone tells of Ebola recovery joy

2014-06-13 16:11

A pregnant woman identified as the first person to be cured of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has spoken of her joy at the "miracle" recovery.

Ebola death toll keeps rising

2014-06-10 18:34

Precautions and prayers have been called for in three West African countries as the Ebola toll keeps climbing.

Ebola: UK firm pulls staff from Sierra Leone

2014-06-03 13:59

A British mining company says some of its personnel have left Sierra Leone amid an outbreak of the Ebola disease that has killed at least five people.

Sierra Leone confirms seven Ebola cases

2014-05-30 19:17

Sierra Leone has confirmed seven cases of Ebola and suspects dozens more amid fears the deadly epidemic gripping West Africa is spreading.

Ebola patient's family remove her from clinic

2014-05-27 21:09

Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease.

Survivors of Ebola face stigma

2014-04-27 22:25

The doctor has beaten the odds and survived Ebola, but he still has one more problem: The stigma of the deadly disease.

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

2014-04-17 07:36

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain – evidence that the disease didn’t spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists say.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

2014-04-15 13:53

Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials say.

Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

2014-04-15 07:49

Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola.

Ebola outbreak: Guineans in shock

2014-04-11 13:19

An Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 100 people in Guinea has left communities asking why the disease has attacked their country.

WHO unveils emergency moves against Ebola

2014-04-10 11:57

WHO has launched a raft of emergency measures in the Guinean capital Conakry to control an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed a hundred people across the country.


S Leone govt 'has failed in handling Ebola'

2014-07-21 14:27

Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have criticised the government’s handling of an Ebola outbreak that has killed 194 people in the West African country.

Ebola crisis in W Africa deepens, +500 dead

2014-07-14 14:06

At least 539 deaths in West Africa have been attributed to the outbreak of Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever that can cause its victims to bleed from the ears and nose.

Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

2014-07-11 22:24

A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to co-ordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola death toll now 518: WHO

2014-07-09 02:30

The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organization says.

Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa

2014-07-04 12:05

There is currently no cure for Ebola, and scientists do not believe the traditional method of testing drugs to find a cure will be beneficial to aiding the Ebola outbreak.

Worst ever outbreak of Ebola

2014-07-02 16:08

The Ebola virus currently plaguing West African nations, has been confirmed as being the worst ever of this strain of haemorrhagic fever.

Fear hampers fight against Ebola in West Africa

2014-07-01 15:49

West Africa is facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever, but fear and mistrust is driving dozens of victims to evade treatment, frustrating doctors trying to contain the epidemic.

Liberia to prosecute for hiding Ebola patients

2014-06-30 20:11

Liberia's president has vowed to prosecute anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients.

WHO urges drastic action on Ebola

2014-06-26 15:06

As the number of deaths and cases of Ebola virus continues to rise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, drastic action is needed, according to the WHO.

Sierra Leone defends its record on Ebola

2014-06-22 10:08

Sierra Leone says it is dismayed by allegations that it is not doing enough to combat the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa.

S Leone steps up measures to tackle Ebola

2014-06-20 17:12

Sierra Leone, one of three neighbouring west African countries facing an Ebola epidemic, has stepped up measures to fight the highly contagious and deadly disease, the health minister says.

West Africa's Ebola death toll rises to 337

2014-06-18 20:05

The World Health Organisation says Ebola is continuing to spread in three West African countries and the death toll in the outbreak has risen to more than 300.

New Ebola deaths in Liberia

2014-06-16 19:04

The Ebola virus has claimed 10 more lives in Liberia, six of the victims died at a hospital in a Monrovia suburb.

Sierra Leone shuts borders, schools to fight Ebola

2014-06-12 06:57

Sierra Leone has shut its borders to trade with Guinea and Liberia and closed schools, cinemas and nightclubs in a frontier region in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak death toll now 5

2014-06-03 16:27

Foreign mining company personnel have left the country while others are undergoing body temperature screening at work sites, company officials say.

Sierra Leone raises Ebola death toll

2014-06-02 16:06

Sierra Leone has raised its death toll from the highly contagious Ebola virus sparking fears that the deadly epidemic gripping west Africa is spreading.

Ebola outbreak 'situation serious' - WHO

2014-05-29 20:25

Guinea's capital Conakry has recorded its first new Ebola cases in more than a month, according to the World Health Organisation.

4 die from Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

2014-05-26 15:58

Four people in eastern Sierra Leone have died after contracting the Ebola virus, a health ministry official says.

Ebola death toll in West Africa over 140

2014-04-22 19:00

The World Health Organisation says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people.

Mali remains 'free' of deadly Ebola epidemic

2014-04-16 09:25

Mali says it is clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind at least 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

2014-04-15 11:41

The World Health Organisation says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people.

Minister: Guinea Ebola outbreak under control

2014-04-14 20:05

Guinea's Foreign Minister Francois Fall has said the west African country has brought the spread of the deadly haemorrhagic Ebola virus under control.

Aid groups on emergency footing against Ebola

2014-04-11 10:38

International aid organisations have launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus.

Senegal has 'well-oiled system' to stop Ebola

2014-04-09 10:17

Senegal has vowed it is prepared for any spread of the deadly Ebola virus, as the suspected death toll in an outbreak raging in Guinea and Liberia rose to 111.

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