The highly contagious Ebola virus, which has killed almost 11,300 people in west Africa since December 2013 and has fuelled global alarm, is among the most dangerous ever identified. - Where did it come from?
Trials have ceased of what was thought to be a promising drug to treat West Africans infected with the Ebola virus. Canadian company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, announced that its TKM-Ebola drug trials in Sierra Leone have been stopped.
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The only possible place to encounter Ebola in Conakry is the main treatment unit, yet elsewhere in Guinea the virus is thriving in a febrile atmosphere of deep mistrust and swirling conspiracy theory.
While the worst Ebola epidemic in history seems to be winding down, there are still hot spots that need watching. But the fear that Ebola may have already spread into Guinea-Bissau has health officials scrambling to be ready for an impending outbreak.
On Friday, health authorities in Guinea reported 27 new cases of Ebola in the West African country. The country's latest Ebola figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) are the highest in more than a month.
With Liberia now Ebola-transmission free, the effort to fight the disease and bring the current outbreak under control appears to have turned a corner. Still, the global community must remain vigilant as the disease continues to spread elsewhere.
With the Guinean government accused of electoral dark arts and the opposition of spoiling for a coup, the west African country's political factions are embroiled in a standoff that may require international arbitration.
One protester was killed and several others shot and wounded Monday as Guinean police battled to control violent demonstrations in the capital Conakry against the regime of President Alpha Conde.
British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as French President Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry on Friday, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the countries devastated by the epidemic.
A highway robbery in Guinea may have netted bandits more than they bargained for. The armed bandits stopped a minibus transporting nine passengers, taking a sealed container with blood vials from suspected Ebola patients.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she begins a tour of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.