US doctor cured of Ebola continues his work in Liberia

2015-09-25 10:01

'Some risks are worth taking:' American doctor cured of Ebola continues his work in Liberia after being given a second chance at life.

Sierra Leone quarantines 700 after new Ebola death

2015-09-15 14:33

Health authorities in Sierra Leone say they have quarantined almost 700 people as they battle to contain a new outbreak of Ebola which killed a 16-year-old girl.

Danny Glover to star in movie about Ebola

2015-09-13 10:00

US actor Danny Glover is in Nigeria to star in a movie based on people who risked and sacrificed their lives to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa's most populous country.

Philippine monkeys infected with Ebola not lethal to humans

2015-09-06 07:55

Several monkeys at a research and breeding facility in the Philippines have been infected with an Ebola strain that is non-lethal to humans, health officials say.

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free, again

2015-09-03 14:23

The World Health Organisation has once again declared Liberia Ebola-free, after no new case of the deadly virus was detected in the past 42 days.

Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone stops countdown

2015-09-01 22:00

Fifty people have been placed in quarantine in northern Sierra Leone after the death of a middle-aged woman from the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone’s last Ebola patient released from hospital

2015-08-25 12:46

Health authorities have released Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient from hospital, aid organisation MSF says.

Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

2015-08-19 16:01

Officials desperately hope they can soon announce the start of the countdown to an Ebola-free declaration from WHO nearly 15 months after the first patient tested positive in Sierra Leone.

Handwashing in West African schools protects children from Ebola

2015-08-13 09:52

Schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have taken the initiative to make handwashing an important part of the school day and this is helping to keep the Ebola virus at bay.

Kenya refuses refuge to 'Ebola' chimps

2015-08-12 21:42

Kenya has rejected a request to bring two young chimpanzees rescued in Ebola-hit Liberia to a Kenyan wildlife sanctuary due to fears about the deadly virus.


Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response

2015-09-22 05:20

The World Health agency's bungling hindered Ebola response in Sierra Leone last year.

New Ebola death reported in Sierra Leone

2015-09-14 20:02

A new Ebola death has been reported in a Sierra Leone district that went nearly 6 months with no infections.

Another Ebola case in quarantined Sierra Leone village

2015-09-07 09:11

Another woman has tested positive for Ebola in a northern Sierra Leone village already under quarantine after the death of a woman a week ago.

Village quarantined after Ebola death in Sierra Leone

2015-09-04 17:46

A village of almost 1 000 people has been placed under quarantine in Sierra Leone after the death of a 67-year-old woman from Ebola, officials say.

Sierra Leone to vaccinate 200 people connected to Ebola victim

2015-09-03 10:46

A 67-year-old woman died five days after Sierra Leone started a 42-day countdown to being declared free of Ebola.

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone sets back efforts to beat epidemic

2015-09-01 07:19

A woman who died last week in northern Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola, the National Ebola Response Centre says, in a setback for the country’s bid to gain Ebola-free status.

Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient

2015-08-24 16:10

Health authorities in Sierra Leone have released the country's last known Ebola patient from the hospital.

Sierra Leone lifts last major Ebola quarantine

2015-08-15 12:57

Sierra Leone has lifted its last major Ebola quarantine as President Ernest Bai Koroma expressed confidence that the country would soon be free of the virus.

Handwashing in W African schools protects children, families from Ebola

2015-08-13 07:54

Handwashing and giving out soap in schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have helped to keep classrooms Ebola-free this year but schools need to remain vigilant after the summer holidays, the UN says.

Thousands of Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness

2015-08-11 14:58

Thousands of West Africans who were infected with the Ebola virus but survived it are suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint pain and eye inflammation that can lead to blindness, global health experts say.

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