ARTICLES RELATING TO EBOLA

Sierra Leone marks grim Ebola anniversary

2015-05-25 07:42

Ebola has killed more than 11 000 people since it emerged in southern Guinea in December 2013, spreading first to Liberia, which was recently declared Ebola free, before Sierra Leone.

WHO sets up $100m fund to prepare for Ebola

2015-05-19 20:30

The World Health Organisation is setting up a $100m contingency fund to ensure that it would not be "overwhelmed" by a major crisis again as it was with Ebola.

WHO sets up $100m contingency fund

2015-05-18 19:00

The World Health Organisation is setting up a $100m contingency fund to ensure that the UN agency will not be "overwhelmed" by a major crisis again as it was with Ebola.

Nurse hospitalised in Rome after testing positive for Ebola

2015-05-13 11:40

An Italian nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone have been transferred to a hospital in Rome, the Italian Air Force says.

Experts: WHO needs deep reforms after failing on Ebola

2015-05-11 14:52

The WHO has failed to respond adequately to the Ebola epidemic and can win back international trust if it carries out substantial reforms, experts say.

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

2015-05-09 18:23

The UN health agency has declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the "monumental" achievement in the west African country where the virus has killed more than 4 700 people.

Ebola end in sight as weekly infections drop to single figures

2015-05-06 08:13

The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the UN says.

Sierra Leone marks a low-key independence day with Ebola plan

2015-04-27 14:21

Sierra Leone has marked the 54th anniversary of its independence by setting out a four-point 'post-Ebola plan' to put the devastated country on the road to recovery from the deadly epidemic.

West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

2015-04-25 09:22

As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often deadly virus on the survivors.

Liberia's Ivorian refugees finally going home as Ebola ends

2015-04-23 10:46

Deep in Liberia's forested hinterland, thousands of refugees who fled conflict in Ivory Coast have been waiting in limbo, impatient to rebuild their shattered lives back home but unable to leave.

 

Sierra Leone berates Ebola quarantine escapees as cases surge

2015-05-21 09:13

Sierra Leone has berated the "selfish and shameful" behaviour of people risking a resurgence of the Ebola virus by flouting quarantine restrictions, as authorities announced a spike in cases.

Ebola cases rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone - WHO

2015-05-19 15:31

Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with 36 cases in the past week, four times as many cases as the week before, the WHO says.

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As Ebola disappears, no useful data seen from vaccine trials – WHO

2015-05-12 19:24

With Ebola nearly stamped out in West Africa, vaccine trials will probably fail to provide enough useful data on how well they protect people against the deadly virus, the WHO says.

Liberia churches celebrate end of Ebola

2015-05-10 18:53

Drumbeats have echoed across Liberia's capital as Christian leaders heeded the president's call to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in the country.

Ebola found in doctor's eye, months after being cleared

2015-05-08 05:44

For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood.

US shuts down Ebola treatment centre in Liberia

2015-04-30 21:03

American officials are shutting down a special treatment unit they set up in Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis last year.

Guinea's opposition calls new protests

2015-04-26 20:33

Guinea's opposition has called for renewed protests over the country's disputed election timetable in a show of defiance after days of deadly clashes between activists and security forces.

Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths - study

2015-04-24 10:17

The collapse of health services in three west African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused at least 11 000 additional deaths from malaria, a preventable and curable disease, researchers say.

Sierra Leone hunts Ebola quarantine escapees

2015-04-22 23:56

Police in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown are hunting seven people who fled a slum that was placed under quarantine when a member of their family died of Ebola.

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