Hospitalised woman dies of Ebola after taken to traditional healer

2014-07-28 12:07

A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Hospitalised woman dies of Ebola after taken to traditional healer

2014-07-28 11:08

A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Liberia shuts border crossings to curb Ebola

2014-07-28 08:44

The Liberian government has closed most of its border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people.

US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

2014-07-27 18:56

An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency says.

Ebola victim in Sierra Leone on the run

2014-07-26 07:06

Sierra Leone officials have appealed for help to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital.

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 travels by plane to Nigeria

2014-07-28 11:38

A death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel – West African airports take precautions.

Could Ebola hit SA?

2014-07-28 10:29

Ebola is currently ravaging western Africa and is reported to be spreading to other countries. Why is the disease so contagious?

2nd American working in Africa infected with Ebola

2014-07-28 06:08

A second American aid worker at a West African hospital has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus, an aid group says, amid what the World Health Organisation is calling the largest outbreak ever recorded.

Nigeria to screen airline travellers for Ebola

2014-07-27 07:18

Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola after a traveller from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660

2014-07-25 17:48

The death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1 000, the World Health Organisation says.

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.

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