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Eight Ebola aid workers in Guinea slaughtered by villagers

At least eight aid workers and journalists accompanying them were killed and their bodies dumped into a latrine in a remote village in Guinea this week. The group had come to the village to educate people on Ebola and how to avoid getting the disease.

Ebola: First European dies from deadly disease in Spain

Madrid - A Spanish priest, working as a missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia has died in a hospital in Madrid.

Is the full impact of Ebola yet to be felt?

Weak state capacity and poor public health infrastructure will hamper efforts to contain the escalating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to a new report.

Ebola: BA suspends flights to Sierra Leone in wake of virus

London - On Wednesday British Airways (BA) announced it was suspending flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until end August in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has struck a number of countries in West Africa.

Op-Ed: Ebola, scare tactics and already having a cure

Ebola is making international headlines and everyone is wondering how to stop what they see as an epidemic risk. In this article we'll go over what has been done so far and what can be done in the future.

West Africa seeks to seal off Ebola-hit regions

Conakry - West Africa's Ebola-hit nations have agreed to impose a cross-border isolation zone at the epicentre of the world's worst-ever outbreak, amid warnings that the deadly epidemic is spiralling out of control.

World Health Organization's $100 million offensive against Ebola

Conakry - As the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus unfolds across a swathe of countries in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to reveal a $100 million package of measures to combat the virus.

Ebola 'moving faster than efforts to control it': WHO

Conakry - The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption.

Guinea beach concert stampede leaves 33 dead

Conakry - Police in Guinea launched an investigation Wednesday into a stampede at a seafront rap concert that left 33 people dead including 11 children in scenes of mass panic.

Op-Ed: Forced female genital mutilation in the United States

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Obama Administration announced they would conduct a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), assessing how many U.S. women are at risk or are victims. Currently, 130 million females live with FGM in 29 countriies.

Africa begs for more Ebola protective gear for medical caretakers

The need of Ebola protective gear for medical personnel in Liberia is lagging behind the daily acts of medical heroism. Caretakers on all levels provide round-the-clock care for the dying, while simultaneously face death themselves from the same virus.

WHO unveils emergency moves against Ebola onslaught in Guinea

Conakry - The World Health Organization launched a raft of emergency measures in the Guinean capital Conakry Thursday to control an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed a hundred people across the country.

Guinea raises Ebola death toll to 95

Conakry - Guinea's government raised the death toll in the Ebola epidemic raging through its southern forests and capital to 95 on Monday.

Five new Ebola cases in Guinea in 24 hours

Conakry - Five new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded in Guinea in the past 24 hours, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Liberia confirms spread of 'unprecedented' Ebola epidemic

Conakry - Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion.

Guinea battles to contain Ebola as death toll rises

Conakry - Guinea is racing to contain a spiralling Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as the death toll rose to 78 and neighbouring Senegal closed its border.

Guinea battles to contain Ebola as death toll rises

Conakry - Guinea raced Sunday to contain a spiralling Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as the death toll rose to 78 and neighbouring Senegal closed its border.

Guinea races to contain spreading deadly Ebola epidemic

Conakry - Guinea races to prevent an Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as neighbouring Senegal closed its border.

Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border

Conakry - Guinea kept up its efforts on Saturday to contain an Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as neighbouring Senegal closed its border.

Ebola 'a regional threat' as contagion hits Guinea capital

Conakry - Guinea's capital Conakry was on high alert after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the sprawling port city of two million people.
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