Ebola virus has mutated less than feared - study

2015-03-27 06:19

The Ebola virus is not mutating as quickly as scientists had feared, which is good news for treating the disease and preventing its spread, a study has shown.

Official: Ebola survivor may have infected new Liberia case

2015-03-25 14:32

A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official says, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country’s forst confirmed case in weeks.

Ebola relapses a year later

2015-03-24 06:29

Lapses that fuelled the Ebola outbreak after it was first discovered a year ago are dogging the final stages of the fight against the virus as fatigue and complacency set in.

Sierra Leone opposition considers impeaching president

2015-03-22 17:16

Sierra Leone's opposition party is considering impeachment proceedings against the president and says it will refuse all co-operation with the government after the vice president was sacked.

2 more US aid workers repatriated for Ebola monitoring

2015-03-19 13:49

The last two members of a group of US healthcare workers whose colleague is being treated for the Ebola virus have returned from Sierra Leone to the US, where they are being monitored for possible exposure to the deadly virus.

American who contracted Ebola 'now in critical condition'

2015-03-17 10:04

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors say.

US urges Sierra Leone VP and govt to resolve spat

2015-03-15 20:02

The US has urged Sierra Leone's government and its vice president to resolve their differences through the rule of law.

US Ebola patient being treated in Washington

2015-03-15 12:00

A US health care worker has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being treated at the government's main health facility outside the nation's capital, the Centers for Disease Control says.

American with Ebola to be treated in US

2015-03-13 11:07

American who contracted Ebola in Africa to be flown home for treatment at NIH.

Ebola death toll tops 10 000

2015-03-13 05:00

More than 10 000 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organisation says.


New Ebola infections continue to drop, Guinea still a concern

2015-03-26 07:42

The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading to 22 March, the WHO says.

Ebola patient dated survivor

2015-03-24 20:35

Liberia's new Ebola patient was dating a survivor, may have been infected during sex.

Guinea trial begins for suspected killers of Ebola workers

2015-03-23 18:00

Trial has begun in a remote region of Guinea of suspects in the killings of five Ebola health workers and three journalists last September.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to lock down 2.5 million people

2015-03-20 06:32

Sierra Leone has said it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic.

Ebola: 4 more aid workers flown back to US for monitoring

2015-03-18 07:51

Four more American aid workers have arrived back in the US from West Africa to be monitored for Ebola, health officials say.

Ebola scare: 4 Americans arrive in US to be monitored

2015-03-16 08:17

Four Americans who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have arrived in the US and are being observed at the University of Nebraska Medical centre, the hospital says.

10 US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

2015-03-15 18:40

Ten clinicians with a Boston-based non-profit organisation responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, are heading home after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease.

US healthcare worker with Ebola arrives home

2015-03-13 16:14

An American healthcare worker who has tested positive for the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone arrived in the United States for treatment on Friday.

Ebola outbreak raises risk of measles in West Africa

2015-03-13 10:02

After struggling to emerge from the Ebola outbreak, West Africa now faces a dangerous wave of measles cases because over-burdened hospitals are unable to keep up with vaccinations, researchers say.

Ebola spike in Sierra Leone

2015-03-12 17:40

Sierra Leone is seeing a worrying spike in Ebola cases over the past week.

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