ARTICLES RELATING TO EBOLA

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

2014-11-27 09:53

A US study has indicated that an Ebola vaccine appears safe in first 20 people studied and showed signs of immune protection.

Hollande embarks on trip to Ebola-hit Guinea

2014-11-27 08:47

French President Francois Hollande is set to visit Guinea, making him the first Western leader to travel to a country hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

2014-11-26 11:04

With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the US military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.

United Nations to miss Ebola target in Sierra Leone

2014-11-25 18:05

The United Nations Ebola Emergency Response Mission has reported that they will not meet their 1 December target of having 70% of Ebola patients in treatment and 70% of victims buried.

Mali confirms eighth Ebola case, monitoring 271

2014-11-25 12:21

Mali says that another person had tested positive for the Ebola virus, bringing the total number of cases in the West African nation to eight.

Efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia proving successful

2014-11-25 08:31

DAKAR, Nov 24 - A U.S. general in the force helping Liberia fight the Ebola epidemic reported on Monday a dramatic improvement in the situation there and confirmed the cancellation of two planned treatment facilities.

Liberia chasing Ebola now

2014-11-25 05:15

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has hailed Liberians' efforts in fighting the country's worst ever haemorrhagic fever outbreak.

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

2014-11-22 18:01

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.

Bikes for Ebola

2014-11-22 08:26

Germany has sent 400 motorcycles to the areas of west Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

2014-11-21 20:31

Roadside bandits in Guinea have stolen a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials say.

WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone

2014-11-20 13:26

The WHO says the transmission of Ebola remains "intense" and widespread in Sierra Leone, even as some improvements are being seen in the two other countries worst hit by the crisis.

Ebola death toll rises to 5 420 - WHO

2014-11-20 11:17

The World Health Organisation says 5 420 people have so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15 145 cases of infection, since late December 2013.

Ebola's economic impact may be less - WB

2014-11-19 15:58

The cost of the Ebola epidemic on Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is likely to be closer to $3-$4bn, rather than an estimated $32bn, says a World Bank economist.

Could Ebola survivors' blood be the cure?

2014-11-19 15:22

Plasma from survivors contains antibodies, substances the immune system makes to fight the virus.

Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone tests positive for Ebola

2014-11-19 12:01

A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and will be sent to Geneva for treatment, a report says.

Ebola reaches India

2014-11-19 10:12

A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his semen, India's Health Ministry said.

7th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-11-19 08:44

A top health official says a seventh doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre east of the capital, Freetown, where he had been receiving treatment.

World Bank proposes global epidemic fund

2014-11-18 19:00

World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim has called for the creation of an international emergency fund for epidemics in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

US Defence Secretary reassures troops about Ebola

2014-11-18 12:03

The US government has reassured soldiers on their way to Liberia to combat Ebola that they will be safe.

Fearful Mali places at least 600 under Ebola surveillance

2014-11-18 09:19

Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali has placed 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.

Doctor with Ebola dies at Nebraska hospital

2014-11-17 15:44

A doctor from Sierra Leone who was being treated at a US hospital for Ebola has died, the Nebraska Medical Centre says.

Ebola-infected doctor 'extremely critical' in US

2014-11-17 05:51

A doctor receiving care in the US after falling ill with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone remains in "extremely critical" condition, the hospital treating him says.

Doctor with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

2014-11-16 08:20

A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has arrived in the US for treatment at a bio-containment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.

DRC declares itself Ebola-free

2014-11-15 16:49

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives.

Senegal partially reopens borders with Ebola-hit states

2014-11-15 09:04

Senegal has reopened air and sea borders with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.

 

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

2014-11-27 09:01

A US study has indicated that an Ebola vaccine appears safe in first 20 people studied and showed signs of immune protection.

Sierra Leone seeks help to fight Ebola

2014-11-27 06:39

Sierra Leone has appealed to the United States to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbours.

Sierra Leone Ebola workers dump bodies over pay

2014-11-25 19:10

Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped dead bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims.

Italian doctor with Ebola arrives in Rome

2014-11-25 14:15

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Rome, where he will receive specialist treatment, reports say.

Stolen Ebola blood lost for good, says Guinea

2014-11-25 10:20

Guinea says a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, is unlikely ever to be found.

United Nations to miss Ebola target in Sierra Leone

2014-11-25 08:17

The United Nations Ebola Emergency Response Mission has reported that they will not meet their 1 December target of having 70% of Ebola patients in treatment and 70% of victims buried.

UK health volunteers head to S Leone to tackle Ebola

2014-11-23 08:18

A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service has left for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fight-back.

UN warns Ebola still far from over

2014-11-22 13:48

The head of the UN Ebola mission has warned that the world was "far, far away" from beating the deadly outbreak and said a huge increase in aid is needed to fight the virus in Africa.

WHO confirms DRC Ebola-free status

2014-11-22 06:00

The WHO has confirmed that DRC is Ebola-free, as 42 days have passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed 49.

Ebola-infected Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva

2014-11-21 09:11

A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Geneva, where he will be treated for the deadly virus.

Remains of suspected Ebola case test negative

2014-11-20 11:32

The body of a person who had recently come to the US from West Africa and died of an apparent heart attack tested negative for the Ebola virus.

Cuban doctor to be treated in Geneva for Ebola

2014-11-20 10:37

A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be treated in Switzerland. The Swiss population will not be in any danger.

Celebs stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

2014-11-19 15:26

Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and Danai Gurira are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to Ebola.

Why JP Duminy is not playing today

2014-11-19 12:38

A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his semen, India's Health Ministry said.

Ebola reaches India

2014-11-19 10:23

A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his semen, India's Health Ministry said.

Indian man with Ebola isolated in New Delhi

2014-11-19 08:52

A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his semen, India's Health Ministry said.

Band Aid 30 raises £1m in just five minutes for Ebola!

2014-11-18 20:00

Bob Geldof is "overwhelmed" by the response to Band Aid 30's version of Do They Know It's Christmas Time?, saying they raised £1m in just five minutes.

Concern about Ebola impact on Africa's growth

2014-11-18 16:10

South Africa is worried about the impact the Ebola outbreak could have on economic growth in Africa, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Staying hydrated could be the key to surviving Ebola

2014-11-18 11:27

Ebola kills up to 90% of those who contract the disease. It turns out that the way to be part of the remaining 10% might be to stay hydrated.

Mali places 100s under watch in bid to stem Ebola

2014-11-17 16:27

Mali says it has placed more than 440 people who may have been exposed to Ebola under surveillance as it battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.

Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight

2014-11-17 08:38

A large team of Chinese health workers have arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being “extremely ill”.

Liberia health minister ousted in Cabinet shuffle

2014-11-16 22:27

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has replaced her health minister as part of a broader Cabinet reshuffle amid widespread criticism of her government's response to the country's Ebola outbreak.

World leaders vow to 'extinguish' Ebola

2014-11-15 22:09

The world's most powerful economies vowed "extinguish" the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, as the vast desert nation of Mali scrambled to prevent a new outbreak of the killer disease.

Sierra Leone talk show host released from jail

2014-11-15 11:16

A journalist held in Sierra Leone since 3 November after a guest on his radio show criticised President Ernest Bai Koroma's handling of the Ebola outbreak, has been released from jail.

Mali traces over 200 contacts in 2nd Ebola wave

2014-11-14 17:24

Mali is tracing at least 200 contacts linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims as it seeks to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials say.

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