ARTICLES RELATING TO EBOLA

Sierra Leone’s last Ebola patient released from hospital

2015-08-25 12:46

Health authorities have released Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient from hospital, aid organisation MSF says.

Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

2015-08-19 16:01

Officials desperately hope they can soon announce the start of the countdown to an Ebola-free declaration from WHO nearly 15 months after the first patient tested positive in Sierra Leone.

Handwashing in West African schools protects children from Ebola

2015-08-13 09:52

Schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have taken the initiative to make handwashing an important part of the school day and this is helping to keep the Ebola virus at bay.

Kenya refuses refuge to 'Ebola' chimps

2015-08-12 21:42

Kenya has rejected a request to bring two young chimpanzees rescued in Ebola-hit Liberia to a Kenyan wildlife sanctuary due to fears about the deadly virus.

China pledges continued support for Ebola-hit African nations

2015-08-10 18:50

China's foreign minister has pledged continued support to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 11 200 people.

Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new case

2015-08-03 15:52

The director of the US CDC is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country’s health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District

Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection

2015-07-31 14:38

An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.

Many Liberian births unrecorded during Ebola crisis

2015-07-31 11:03

With maternity wards across Liberia forced to close last year during the Ebola epidemic, birth registrations plummeted by almost 40 percent compared to 2013.

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback

2015-07-30 20:54

Authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months.

After Ebola, UN worried about bird flu outbreak in West Africa

2015-07-20 14:11

Countries in West Africa, which have been hard hit by the Ebola virus, may soon be battling with a serious bird flu crisis, the UN says.

 

Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient

2015-08-24 16:10

Health authorities in Sierra Leone have released the country's last known Ebola patient from the hospital.

Sierra Leone lifts last major Ebola quarantine

2015-08-15 12:57

Sierra Leone has lifted its last major Ebola quarantine as President Ernest Bai Koroma expressed confidence that the country would soon be free of the virus.

Handwashing in W African schools protects children, families from Ebola

2015-08-13 07:54

Handwashing and giving out soap in schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have helped to keep classrooms Ebola-free this year but schools need to remain vigilant after the summer holidays, the UN says.

Thousands of Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness

2015-08-11 14:58

Thousands of West Africans who were infected with the Ebola virus but survived it are suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint pain and eye inflammation that can lead to blindness, global health experts say.

China's foreign minister to visit Ebola-affected countries

2015-08-04 07:47

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to leave this week on a visit to three of the African nations hardest hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus, the foreign ministry says.

Ebola vaccine shows 'promising' results - WHO

2015-07-31 16:11

Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine set to be published in a British science magazine have shown "promising" results, the World Health Organisation says.

UN closes Ebola emergency mission

2015-07-31 13:13

The UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission is winding down, with the WHO to once again take the reins in the fight against the deadly virus that has killed over 11 000 people in West Africa since 2013.

70 000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis - Unicef

2015-07-31 09:12

More than 70 000 Liberian babies have been born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, Unicef says.

Ebola virus still alive in Africa

2015-07-21 13:04

Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia still are not clear of Ebola and the number of cases in the region has stagnated at about 30 new infections per week.

Liberia authorities track herbalist who escaped Ebola quarantine

2015-07-17 08:55

A herbalist who treated the 17-year-old boy who sparked Liberia's third wave of Ebola infections has escaped quarantine and fled to Nimba County in the north of the country near Guinea, officials say.

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