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Violence erupts in Liberia's Ebola-hit slum

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP) - 1 comment

Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the epidemic, with new suspected cases in Asia sparking fears of it spreading beyond Africa.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

Monrovia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso with Jonathan Fowler in Geneva (AFP)

Liberia Ebola patients found as death toll surges

Monrovia - Liberia said Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked manhunt across its capital, which is in the throes of a seemingly unstoppable epidemic.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso with Jonathan Fowler in Geneva (AFP)

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on

Monrovia - Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa's worst-hit nation.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP) - 1 comment

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on

Monrovia - Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in West Africa's worst-hit nation.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP) - 1 comment

Liberia's 'white shield' reminiscent of Black Death

Monrovia, Liberia's largest slum, West Point, was the epicenter of a looting spree late Saturday when looters broke into the quarantine center, taking bloodied sheets and mattresses and sending the 30 patients into the crowd.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic

Monrovia - Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing on Sunday, striking a fresh blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'

Foya - Virologists call it the "hot zone" -- nature's version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly biological agents ever known to humankind.
In the Media by Frankie Taggart (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Liberia awaits experimental drug as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

Monrovia - Liberia was awaiting Tuesday the delivery of an experimental drug to treat Ebola patients as the World Health Organisation debated the use of such treatments and announced the global death toll for the virus has topped 1,000.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa

Monrovia - States of emergency were in effect across overwhelmed west African nations Friday with the death toll from the Ebola epidemic nearing 1,000, as the World Health Organisation considered global travel restrictions to halt its spread.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP) - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa

Monrovia - Overwhelmed west African nations called states of emergency on Thursday with the death toll from the Ebola epidemic nearing 1,000, as the World Health Organisation considers global travel restrictions to halt its spread.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Experimental Ebola drug shows promise, but more help is needed

The current Ebola outbreak in west Africa is the deadliest in history, but a possible silver lining of the infection of Americans assisting in the region is that the U.S. medical research sector will now focus intensely on the infamous virus.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 10 comments

Protests in Ebola-hit Liberia as bodies pile up

Monrovia - Liberians blocked major roads across the capital of the Ebola-hit west African nation on Monday to protest against dead bodies being left for days in houses and abandoned in the streets.
In the Media by Zoom Dosso (AFP) - 1 comment

Ebola panic at Gatwick: Woman dies after Sierra Leone flight

Gatwick - Airport staff in London were on high alert on Saturday as a Gatwick-bound plane from Sierra Leone reported a passenger on board who was "sweating and vomiting."
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments
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