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.

Liberia confirms new Ebola case as outbreak spreads

2015-07-14 16:44

A Liberian woman has died of Ebola in a hospital in Monrovia shortly after being admitted, becoming the sixth confirmed case of the virus since it resurfaced last month.

Ebola patients' escape spreads alarm

2015-07-13 22:00

Sierra Leone has launched an emergency operation to prevent a serious spread of Ebola after two patients escaped for several hours from a treatment centre.

Ebola outbreak: 30 new cases a week

2015-07-13 10:38

There is still a big worry about the Ebola outbreak with around 30 people being infected a week, says a special envoy at conference in Cape Town.

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

2015-07-10 15:24

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will attend the conference at the UN, hoping to raise $3.2bn to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

Mugabe embarks on his 22nd foreign trip this year

2015-07-08 18:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly left Harare for the UN in New York, in what media reports say is his 22nd foreign trip this year.

Villagers eating dog meat has caused Ebola to resurface in Liberia

2015-07-04 10:57

Nearly two months after Liberia was declared Ebola free, three villagers have tested positive for the disease. Officials are looking at whether the domestic animals are still carrying the virus as the villagers had eaten dog meat together.

Liberia investigating animal link after Ebola re-emerges

2015-07-02 17:12

Liberia has confirmed a third Ebola case, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola free, and officials say they are investigating whether the disease has managed to lurk in animals before resurfacing.

Liberia quarantines Ebola case area

2015-06-30 22:57

Liberia has quarantined an area where a new Ebola case was found amid fears the disease still remains.


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.

Liberia announces 2nd Ebola death as new outbreak spreads

2015-07-15 14:10

Liberia says a second patient has died in a resurgence of the Ebola virus and the outbreak has spread to its capital city.

Inhalable vaccine protects monkeys against Ebola

2015-07-14 10:10

A study found that an inhalable vaccine protected rhesus macaque monkeys against severe illness and death when they were exposed to the Ebola virus.

Africa's Ebola outbreak not yet run its course - UN envoy

2015-07-13 11:02

The Ebola outbreak in Africa has not yet run its course with around 30 people being infected a week, David Nabarro, the UN’s special envoy for Ebola says.

Tests show new Liberian Ebola case similar to earlier virus

2015-07-10 16:59

Tests on the Ebola virus that claimed Liberia’s first victim since it was declared Ebola-free in May showed it was closely related to an earlier strain, the WHO says.

Sierra Leone extends Ebola curfews indefinitely

2015-07-09 11:12

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone says it will extend curfews placed on its worst affected communities last month until the deadly virus has been eradicated.

Call for immediate WHO reform after Ebola failure

2015-07-08 05:17

Experts have called for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organisation after an inadequate response to West Africa's vast and deadly Ebola outbreak.

Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases

2015-07-03 21:25

Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week.

Liberia registers 2nd confirmed Ebola case

2015-07-01 14:38

Liberia has confirmed a second case of Ebola, just a day after authorities announced they had detected the deadly virus seven weeks after the West African country was declared Ebola-free, a senior health official says.

Liberian official says corpse tests positive for Ebola

2015-06-30 10:17

Liberia’s deputy health minister says the corpse of a 17-year-old man has tested positive for Ebola.

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