After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth

2017-03-05 09:01

In November 2014, Salome Karwah of Liberia graced the cover of Time magazine as a symbol of strength and humanity after surviving Ebola and using her experience to help others with the virus.

How an 'urban zoo' project in Kenya is helping unpack the spread of disease

2016-11-17 16:27

Africa's cities are melting pots of activity and interaction. There are fears that the continent's next major modern disease crisis will emerge from them, writes Eric Fèvre.

Guinea launches infectious disease centre to fight Ebola

2016-11-13 07:05

Guinea has launched a new infectious disease centre designed to safeguard the west African nation against a new resurgence in the Ebola virus, almost three years after the epidemic broke out.

Post-Ebola, West Africans flock back to bushmeat, with risk

2016-09-22 06:00

As the deadly outbreak of Ebola has subsided, people in several west African countries are flocking to eat bushmeat again after restrictions were lifted on the consumption of wild animals like hedgehogs and cane rats.

British Ebola survivor faces hearing accused of misleading doctors

2016-09-13 20:11

A British nurse who has recovered after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 faces a disciplinary panel over accusations that she had misled doctors about her health when returning to Britain.

Ebola may be present in semen for more than a year

2016-09-01 11:45

A screening programme involving male Ebola survivors in the African nation of Liberia showed that almost 10 percent percent of them still had fragments of Ebola in their semen.

Michelle Obama, daughters, mom land in Liberia

2016-06-27 15:54

US First Lady Michelle Obama has landed in Liberia with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for girls, starting with a country recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic.

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

2016-06-09 19:05

Liberia says it is free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has left more than 11 300 people dead in the region since late 2013.

WHO - Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over

2016-06-01 10:57

The latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization says, warning that a recurrence of the killer tropical disease remained a threat.

Mali seeks 2 Guineans who had Ebola contact

2016-04-13 16:00

Mali health authorities are searching for 2 women who left Guinea after contact with a recent Ebola case.


Blood test may predict chances of surviving Ebola

2017-01-23 11:12

Scientists examined blood samples from patients during the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa and identified genes whose 'expression' accurately predicts survival.

Not everyone with Ebola has symptoms

2016-11-16 11:13

A study indicates that Ebola, like many other viral infections, presents with a spectrum of clinical manifestations, including minimally symptomatic infection.

Ebola mutations make virus more contageous

2016-11-09 15:44

Research teams say they found mutations that increase Ebola's ability to infect humans and other primates. It's possible these mutations increased the spread of the virus during the epidemic.

UK nurse who contracted Ebola cleared of misconduct charge

2016-09-14 20:10

A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been cleared of misconduct charges.

A robust health system for the future

2016-09-04 07:45

The strengthening of health systems has become an urgent global strategic agenda in the aftermath of devastating pandemics, such as HIV/Aids in sub-Saharan Africa and Ebola in west Africa.

Sierra Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

2016-08-10 09:24

Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes.

Don't drop the ball on Ebola fight - report

2016-06-13 10:37

A vaccine alone will not eliminate the threat of the Ebola virus, which in the most recent epidemic killed more than 11 000 people, according to a new global report.

Liberia Ebola outbreak to be declared over

2016-06-09 10:25

The latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the last country still affected by the deadliest flare-up in the history of the feared tropical virus, is to be declared over.

One known Ebola case left in Guinea

2016-04-14 22:00

A dedicated Ebola clinic is treating Guinea's only known case of the virus after the recovery of a girl diagnosed with the disease.

New Sierra Leone Ebola alert

2016-04-10 22:49

Sierra Leone has called for increased vigilance to prevent a resurgence of the Ebola virus after new cases in neighbouring Liberia and Guinea.

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