Nigeria records 2 new cases of Ebola

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Nigeria says two more people have tested positive for Ebola, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the deadly virus in the country to 14, including five deaths.

Ebola: Zimbabwe warns citizens over Nigeria visits

2014-08-22 14:07

Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

UN's top Ebola official wants preparations for 'flare-up'

2014-08-22 10:04

The United Nations’ new pointman on Ebola says he is prepared for a possible flare-up of the epidemic in West Africa.

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

2014-08-22 09:13

Government officials have handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water to residents of a slum in Liberia’s capital where thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

Senegal closes borders with Guinea over Ebola

2014-08-22 06:17

Senegal closed its borders with Guinea on Thursday over fears of the Ebola epidemic, more than three months after it re-opened them, said a statement from the interior ministry.

Monrovia crematorium cannot cope

2014-08-21 21:26

The crematorium in the Liberian capital Monrovia is struggling to deal with the dozens of Ebola victims whose bodies are being brought each day.

SA remains Ebola-free: Motsoaledi

2014-08-21 18:57

South Africa has no cases of the Ebola virus, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Ebola outbreak could hit iron ore production

2014-08-21 16:15

London Mining, has an operating mine in Sierra Leone, has reported a first-half loss saying the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus could hurt production.

Motsoaledi to announce Ebola measures

2014-08-21 14:46

Cabinet has decided on measures which will affect South Africans travelling to countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

American doctor who had Ebola has recovered

2014-08-21 14:29

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus is set to be discharged from an Atlanta hospital, a spokesperson for the aid group he was working for says.

UK, Wellcome offer $10m for Ebola research

2014-08-21 11:52

An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa with UK and the Welcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined £6.5m.

Ebola: Liberia police fire on protesters

2014-08-21 08:02

Police in Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbour.

Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo

2014-08-20 21:14

The DRC has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms.

Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

2014-08-20 17:15

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who have planned trips to Africa this year, including to destinations such as Kenya.

Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

2014-08-20 12:38

Ebola has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers.

Patient isolated in California for Ebola testing

2014-08-20 10:34

A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been put in isolation at a hospital in California, health group Kaiser Permanente has announced.

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

2014-08-20 07:24

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has imposed a night-time curfew and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

Liberia - Ebola drug 3 improving

2014-08-19 21:05

Three health workers who received an experimental drug in Liberia are showing signs of recovery.

Is it Ebola or is it flu?

2014-08-19 17:26

Ebola has killed over 1 200 Africans this year. With the outbreak worsening, how do you know if you need to be worried or not?

Ebola has killed 1 200 people so far

2014-08-19 12:36

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2 240, including 1 229 deaths, the WHO says, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.

Cameroon closes borders with Nigeria over Ebola

2014-08-19 06:14

Cameroon has closed all its land, sea and air borders with Nigeria in a move to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, the government spokesperson has told AFP.

Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalised

2014-08-18 21:20

Some of the patients who fled an Ebola quarantine centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during an attack at the weekend, are back in hospital.

Liberia desperately hunting for missing Ebola patients

2014-08-18 16:50

Liberian officials are searching for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia.

DA spokesman causes Ebola panic

2014-08-18 15:24

Government will immediately divulge to citizens when the first case of Ebola is detected in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.

Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

2014-08-18 10:32

Health officials in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi say that a Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight transiting the city and who may have been infected with the Ebola virus has died.


Kenyan businessman claims US 'owns' Ebola

2014-08-22 14:08

A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made claims that the United States government owns the Ebola virus that is affecting West African countries.

Nigerian who died in UAE tests negative for Ebola

2014-08-22 12:46

A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital last week has tested negative for Ebola, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi says.

US Ebola doctor: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

2014-08-22 09:14

Calling it a "miraculous day", a US doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses, showing the world that he poses no public health threat.

Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

2014-08-22 07:41

Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, MSF says.

DA welcomes travel ban

2014-08-21 22:21

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the travel ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak.

US missionaries beat Ebola

2014-08-21 20:42

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery.

WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

2014-08-21 17:08

Officials from the World Health Organisation are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighbourhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.

SA issues Ebola travel ban

2014-08-21 15:43

Cabinet has issued a travel ban for non-South Africans from Ebola infested countries, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Ebola: Zimbabwe to 'strictly' monitor visitors

2014-08-21 14:30

The Zimbabwe has reportedly started setting up health ports to strictly monitor visitors coming into the country, following concerns that the deadly Ebola virus might spread beyond West Africa.

Vietnam releases 2 Nigerians isolated for Ebola tests

2014-08-21 13:02

Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from West Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

Up to 30 000 in need of Ebola drugs by now - analysis

2014-08-21 10:02

Up to 30 000 people would have required Ebola drugs in the west African outbreak by now, according to a scientific attempt to quantify demand for a treatment and vaccine.

Ebola death toll rises to 1 350 - WHO

2014-08-21 06:14

Security forces acting on the president's orders have used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50 000 people inside their crowded slum in an attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Residents riot as police quarantine slum to curb ebola

2014-08-20 17:21

Riots broke out in Monrovia after the government quarantined Liberia's biggest slum in an effort to curb the Ebola epidemic.

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

2014-08-20 15:53

Security forces deployed to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.

Vietnam tests two Nigerians for Ebola

2014-08-20 11:35

Vietnam is testing two Nigerians for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived on a flight to Ho Chi Minh City showing symptoms of fever, the health ministry says.

Top doctor is Nigeria's fifth Ebola death

2014-08-20 09:05

A senior doctor who treated Nigeria's first Ebola patient has died, taking the death toll in Africa's most populous country to five, health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says.

Ebola no threat to SA tourism - minister

2014-08-20 05:00

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no threat to tourism in South Africa, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

AfDB pledges $60m to fight Ebola

2014-08-19 19:30

The African Development Bank has pledged $60m to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola which is raging across west Africa.

Liberia locates all runaway Ebola patients

2014-08-19 14:21

Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine centre in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister says.

Ebola: Liberia soldiers ordered to shoot border crossers

2014-08-19 11:21

The Liberian armed forces have received orders to shoot any persons crossing into the country from the neighbouring Sierra Leone, according to a report.

UN urges Ebola exit screening

2014-08-18 21:27

The UN has urged Ebola-hit countries to start exit screening at airports, ports and major crossings.

Ebola fears hit Nigerian festival

2014-08-18 19:59

Organisers of one of Nigeria's most famous cultural festivals say they were warning outsiders to stay away because of fears about Ebola.

Nigeria now has 12 Ebola cases, 5 recovered

2014-08-18 15:50

Nigeria has 12 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus, up from 10 at last week's count, of which five have almost fully recovered, the health ministry says.

Man in Joburg tests negative for Ebola

2014-08-18 15:07

A 37-year-old man suspected of having Ebola has tested negative for the deadly haemorrhagic disease.

Survivors enlisted in Sierra Leone's Ebola battle

2014-08-18 09:11

More than 2 100 people have been infected across four West African countries with the Ebola virus, and 1 145 people have died. Activists have called on survivors to help fight the spread of the disease.

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