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.

Malaria deaths in Guinea likely to exceed Ebola toll

2015-06-24 20:02

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have led to 74 000 new cases of malaria going untreated, causing a spike in malaria deaths likely to be much higher than the Ebola toll, researchers say.

Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

2015-06-24 09:27

Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year’s Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests.

Groups: Sierra Leone's children exploited due to Ebola outbreak

2015-06-17 13:49

Sierra Leone’s children have been exploited and violated since an Ebola epidemic hit the west African nation and caused the country’s social fabric to rupture, aid organisations say.

Ebola could hit again and we would hardly do better - MSF

2015-06-13 21:02

The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.

Ghana halts Ebola vaccine trial due to community protests

2015-06-11 07:39

Ghana has halted a plan to test two Ebola vaccines in an eastern town after legislators backed local protests against the trials sparked by fears of contamination, officials say.

UN: Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks

2015-06-02 09:26

The United Nations' Ebola chief says he believes it's only a matter of weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends.

'Ebola will return', scientist warns

2015-05-30 15:14

Congolese expert Jean-Jacques Muyembe, one of the world's top Ebola investigators, says Ebola will return and it poses "a threat to the whole world".

Ebola set to persist in 2015

2015-05-26 21:41

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone is expected to take all of 2015 to stamp out and may persist even longer because of dwindling financing.

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.


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.

Ebola setback for Sierra Leone

2015-06-24 17:01

Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has suffered a fresh outbreak of Ebola, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly epidemic.

1000s of Liberians in 'post-Ebola syndrome' study

2015-06-18 07:36

Liberia has launched a five-year study to unravel the mystery of the long-term health effects that plague Ebola survivors and assess how long they should go without sex.

Authorities repeating mistakes in Ebola fight - MSF

2015-06-14 09:14

Health authorities are repeating the mistakes of the past in combating Ebola the international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned.

Sierra Leone imposes curfew to halt Ebola

2015-06-12 20:21

Sierra Leone's president has declared a curfew and other restrictions in Ebola-hit areas.

Ebola spreads suspicion and rumours in Guinea

2015-06-07 09:09

The only possible place to encounter Ebola in Conakry is the main treatment unit, yet elsewhere in Guinea the virus is thriving in a febrile atmosphere of deep mistrust and swirling conspiracy theory.

Lawmaker held over unsafe burial in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

2015-06-01 21:14

A lawmaker in Sierra Leone is in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of flouting the country's anti-Ebola laws by washing the body of his dead father, police say.

Red Cross sends Ebola team to at-risk GBissau border

2015-05-29 09:37

Guinea-Bissau says it has strengthened health screening at its borders after a rash of Ebola cases in neighbouring Guinea.

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.

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