Two experimental Ebola vaccines show year-long promise

2017-10-12 16:30

Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year, according to the results of a major clinical trial.

Nigeria hit by labour disputes over unpaid salaries

2017-09-13 16:04

Kenneth Madiebo isn't seeking global recognition for helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014 - he just wants to be paid.

DRC declares end of Ebola outbreak

2017-07-02 09:04

The Congolese health minister has declared the end of an Ebola outbreak in a remote northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo which caused four deaths in the area.

WHO reform a top priority for Ethiopia's Tedros

2017-05-24 09:01

The first African to head the World Health Organisation, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate his success in turning around his country's healthcare system on the global stage.

US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4 800

2017-05-18 19:36

US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has made his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4 800 people.

Nigeria vigilant after DRC Ebola deaths - ministry

2017-05-15 17:34

Nigeria has stepped up health surveillance and vigilance at its entry ports after an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least three people.

DRC announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths

2017-05-13 12:01

One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern DRC as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including two other deaths, officials say.

11 die of mystery illness in Liberia, Ebola ruled out

2017-04-29 07:17

United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus.

Ebola treatment unit torn down as Liberians recall outbreak

2017-04-06 08:35

Bulldozers have cleared the remains of a once busy Ebola treatment unit in Liberia as health care workers, officials and some who were treated there gathered to mark the centre's last day and official decommissioning.

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.


The 10 deadliest epidemics throughout history

2017-09-28 07:22

These deadly outbreaks throughout history make last winter’s flu look like a walk in the park.

Focus on Africa: Anti-terror force, Ebola, and ceasefire in war-torn zones

West African leaders joined heads with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, to launch a new multinational military force to tackle Islamic terror militants in the Sahel region. Watch for more stories making news on the African content.

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DRC health minister says Ebola outbreak under control

2017-06-02 21:01

Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister says there have been no new confirmed cases of Ebola and the outbreak has been controlled.

WHO eyes vaccine trial for Ebola-hit DRC

2017-05-18 21:26

An unlicensed Ebola vaccine could soon be tested in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo hit by an outbreak of the virus, the World Health Organisation has said.

WHO: 400 contacts being traced in DRC's Ebola outbreak

2017-05-18 16:33

Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of DRC where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola in DRC's isolated far north 'a logistical challenge'

2017-05-15 08:17

An Ebola outbreak in a remote region in DRC's far north poses a logistical challenge for doctors and aid workers although the sheer remoteness could help limit its spread.

Next Ebola outbreak 'inevitable' but world better prepared: WHO

2017-05-05 13:04

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus is "inevitable" but new vaccine and rapid-response measures mean it will be more effectively contained, the head of the World Health Organisation says.

British nurse who caught Ebola in West Africa to return

2017-04-13 12:29

A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone hopes to return to the West African country next month.

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.

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