ARTICLES RELATING TO EBOLA

Nigeria to get Ebola drug from Japan

2014-09-01 20:20

Nigeria is set to receive the antiviral drug Favipiravir from Japan as a possible Ebola treatment.

Ebola crisis: Liberia extends stay-home order

2014-09-01 14:36

Liberia’s president has ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a statement says.

Tests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man

2014-09-01 12:16

Medical authorities in the Swedish capital say tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.

Ebola outbreak hits Thai rice exporters

2014-09-01 08:52

Rice exporters in Thailand fear that the ebola pandemic will negatively affect rice prices as ships refuse to sail to ports in the afflicted countries.

Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency' - WHO

2014-09-01 06:22

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organisation says, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive.

Widow of Nigerian Ebola victim also has virus

2014-08-31 14:40

The widow of a doctor who died from Ebola in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt has also tested positive for the virus, the state government has said.

Guinea Ebola riots wound dozens

2014-08-30 22:05

Clashes between protesters and security forces in a Guinean city at the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak have left at least 55 wounded, the local government says.

$70m food aid needed for Ebola quarantine areas

2014-08-30 19:06

The World Food Programme says it needs to raise $70m to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa.

Nigeria monitors 160 for Ebola

2014-08-29 22:29

Around 160 people are being medically monitored in Nigeria's oil-producing hub Port Harcourt after a doctor died from the virus.

First case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal

2014-08-29 14:46

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck says.

Zimbabwe can't conduct Ebola tests - ministry

2014-08-29 12:46
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Zimbabwe has no capacity to conduct tests to detect Ebola with officials saying specimens would be referred to South African laboratories, according to a report.

West African states call for open borders

2014-08-28 22:37

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States says.

Ebola crisis talks start in Ghana

2014-08-28 14:19

Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

Ebola outbreak to get worse, says US official

2014-08-28 12:26

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is set to get worse, a top US public health official has reportedly said, adding the epidemic would need an “unprecedented” response to bring it under control.

Ebola a huge drain on West Africa economies

2014-08-28 09:13

Ebola is causing enormous damage to West African economies, draining scarce public funds and slashing growth by up to 4%, says the African Development Bank.

MSF: Global Ebola response chaotic, inadequate

2014-08-28 05:00

Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned that the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is chaotic and entirely inadequate.

Liberia rights watchdog: Probe teen's death

2014-08-27 17:50

The head of Liberia's human rights watchdog has called for an investigation into the death of a teenager in clashes with soldiers in the capital of the Ebola-hit country.

Ebola WHO employee will be flown to Hamburg

2014-08-27 11:16

An employee of the World Health Organisation who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the German city of Hamburg for treatment, a spokesperson for the city says.

I Coast torn between crazy rumours and hard facts over Ebola

2014-08-27 09:37

Rumours that west Africa’s Ebola epidemic has reached Ivory Coast have prompted scared villagers to drink salted water as they believe that salt combats the virus.

WHO shuts S Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola

2014-08-27 07:42

The WHO says it has shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Ebola holds upper hand

2014-08-27 05:00

US health official says Ebola has the upper hand in West Africa but experts have tools to stop it.

Deadliest Ebola outbreaks since 1976

2014-08-26 16:05

Here is a recap of the worst Ebola epidemics since the deadly virus appeared in Africa nearly 40 years ago. There have been more than 20 outbreaks since then.

Liberia: Dogs eat remains of Ebola victims

2014-08-26 14:48

Residents from a township in the Liberian capital of Monrovia have witnessed dogs eating the remains of dead Ebola victims.

Scientist who discovered Ebola says outbreak is the perfect storm

2014-08-26 12:55

Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, said a 'perfect storm' in West Africa had given the disease a chance to spread unchecked.

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

2014-08-26 09:19

Japan offers to provide anti-influenza drug for possible Ebola treatment

 

Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

2014-09-01 16:04

As the West African state of Senegal becomes the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak , riots break out in neighbouring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.

Experimental Ebola drug cures monkeys

2014-09-01 14:04

Experimental Ebola drug, ZMapp, healed all infected monkeys in a study, giving hope for an imminent cure.

Sweden tests patient for Ebola

2014-09-01 11:30

A man is in isolation at a Sweden hospital, pending tests to determine whether he has contracted Ebola, a physician says.

Health workers death toll mounts as Ebola spreads

2014-09-01 07:22

Nigeria's health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers.

Ebola decimating health workers in Guinea

2014-08-31 18:35

Working at breakneck speed, the nurses rush between departments at Guinea's largest hospital, wearing gloves they have bought at their own expense to protect themselves against Ebola.

Ebola health workers strike in Sierra Leone

2014-08-31 07:32

Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions.

Ebola: Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

2014-08-30 20:42

Liberia says it will deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is under control.

Ghana to become Ebola nerve centre

2014-08-30 10:03

The UN will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1 550 people in West Africa.

No Ebola cases in SA - health department

2014-08-29 14:55

The health department says there are no reported or confirmed Ebola cases in South Africa, but it is continuing to monitor the situation.

Riots in Guinea as officials accused of transmitting Ebola

2014-08-29 14:32

Riots have broken out in Guinea’s second-largest city Nzerekore over rumours that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official says.

Ebola virus mutating fast - researchers

2014-08-29 10:07

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, researchers say.

WHO: Ebola outbreak could strike 20 000 people

2014-08-28 22:37

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20 000 people, the WHO says, in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked

2014-08-28 13:16

An Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers as early as September, according to researchers.

Doctor dies from Ebola in Nigerian oil city

2014-08-28 11:03

Nigeria says a doctor has died from Ebola in the south-eastern oil city of Port Harcourt in the first case of the deadly virus outside the financial hub, Lagos.

UN releases $1.5m to help DRC fight Ebola

2014-08-28 05:56

The United Nations has allocated $1.5m to help the Democratic Republic of Congo fight Ebola, just days after the country confirmed its first cases this year.

More airlines stop flights to Ebola zone

2014-08-27 20:23

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak are being left increasingly isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 15:03

A senior advisor to sierra Leone’s president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country’s fight against the virulent disease.

Ebola takes its toll on traders in Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 10:36

Many local traders in Sierra Leone have been hit hard by Ebola, as their business suffer. The fear is so high that many bustling districts have become ghost town.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

2014-08-27 08:58

Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office says.

Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

2014-08-27 06:17

Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola.

MSF offers limited help in DRC Ebola outbreak

2014-08-26 19:29

Medicins Sans Frontieres, the leading organisation in fighting Ebola, can provide only limited support to tackle a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola easier to avoid than malaria - Usaid

2014-08-26 15:02

The head of the Usaid says poor understanding of Ebola is undermining the fights against the epidemic, pointing out that the fever is harder to get than malaria.

Ebola – American aid workers released from hospital

2014-08-26 13:41

Questions and answers about the care and recovery of the two American aid workers who were treated for Ebola in Atlanta.

Ethical concerns about Ebola medication

2014-08-26 12:23

Two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, but Sierra Leone's most famous doctor was denied the same treatment.

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

2014-08-26 09:19

Japan offers to provide anti-influenza drug for possible Ebola treatment

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