Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, DRC, Chiwenga

2018-05-21 14:44

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe 'on track to regain its bread basket status', and World agencies and neighbouring countries have hiked their response to an Ebola outbreak in the DRC.

2nd Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in DRC: WHO

2017-05-16 18:58

The World Health Organisation says a second case of Ebola has been confirmed by laboratory testing amid an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Liberia could be Ebola-free by June

2015-01-14 09:37

Researchers have suggested that if the current rates of Ebola monitoring and hospitalisation continue, Liberia's Ebola outbreak may be eliminated by June.

Ebola vaccine trial resumes

2015-01-05 16:00

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink have resumed at a lower dose after a pause to assess several complaints.

Ebola survivors face critical problems

2014-12-17 13:58

Two studies have found that Ebola survivors face many challenges including stigma, loss of income, lack of support and loss of possessions.

What's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response?

2014-12-15 10:10

The World Health Organisation believes that Sierra Leone's failure in fighting Ebola is a result of the fact that people are not changing behaviours with many touching bodies of the dead or keeping infected relatives close.

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.

A look at the worst-ever Ebola epidemic by numbers

2014-11-07 13:30

Where are we in the Ebola outbreak? A look at the worst-ever Ebola epidemic by numbers.

Fifth Sierra Leone doctor dies after contracting Ebola

2014-11-04 13:13

Another doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, making him the fifth local doctor to succumb to the infectious virus.

Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia

2014-10-30 08:02

Cases of Ebola may be on the decline in Liberia as the number of burials fall...


Nigeria says will prevent Ebola spread from DRC

2018-05-10 12:37

The Nigerian government says it is acting to prevent the spread of Ebola from the Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak of the disease has killed 17 people.

WHO working closely with DRC authorities to control Ebola outbreak

2017-05-14 14:05

The WHO says it is working closely with DRC authorities to help deploy health workers and protective equipment in the remote area, which is difficult for teams to access, in order to "rapidly control the Ebola outbreak".

Clinical tests start in Ebola vaccine race

2015-01-06 16:46

Johnson & Johnson has started clinical trials of its experimental Ebola vaccine, which uses a booster from Denmark's Bavarian Nordic.

Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

2014-12-18 08:54

Sierra Leone is experiencing an overflow of patients at designated Ebola centres as health workers go door-to-door in an attempt to track down those who are infected.

Ethiopian health workers arrive in Liberia to help fight Ebola

2014-12-17 11:34

97 Ethiopian doctors and nurses have arrived in Liberia to support the local government in fighting Ebola, with the aim of stamping out the outbreak by Christmas.

Sierra Leone to ban Christmas parties to reduce risk of Ebola spreading

2014-12-15 09:28

Sierra Leone has announced plans to ban Christmas and New Year's Eve parties in an attempt to reduce the spread of Ebola.

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.

Still many 'unknowns' about Ebola transmission

2014-11-05 11:14

Many questions crucial to preventing an Ebola outbreak in the US are still unanswered.

Lawsuit: surgical gowns do not protect against infectious diseases

2014-10-31 09:29

Kimberly-Clark is being sued over false claims that their surgical gowns protect against infectious diseases such as Ebola.

Ebola quarantined nurse to sue US govt

2014-10-29 08:39

A nurse from New Jersey is suing the state after being quarantined on her return from west Africa as she had tested negative for Ebola and was showing no symptoms.

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