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Sierra Leone goes door-to-door to fight Ebola surge

Freetown - Sierra Leone on Wednesday said health workers would go door-to-door as part of sweeping efforts to stem the spread of Ebola in the west of the country, which has also been hit by a ban on New Year revelries and travel restrictions.

Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens

Freetown - Sierra Leone said Friday it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.

Ebola lockdown in eastern Sierra Leone mining district

Freetown - Sierra Leone authorities imposed a two-week lockdown on the eastern diamond mining district of Kono Wednesday after eight cases of Ebola were confirmed in one day.

Sierra Leone district on 'lockdown' as Ebola continues to spread

Ebola has taken a backseat to other news stories lately, but the deadly virus is still spreading like a brush fire in western Sierra Leone and some parts of the forested interior of Guinea, according to David Nabarro, the UN's special envoy for Ebola.

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in S.Leone

Freetown - A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone became the latest of nearly 600 health workers to have contracted the virus, amid fresh warnings that the fight against the disease is far from over.

NYC hairdresser tests negative for Ebola

New York City - A hairdresser who died after returning from West Africa, one of the Ebola-stricken nations, tested negative for the virus Wednesday, according to health officials.

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in S.Leone

Freetown - A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone became the latest of nearly 600 health workers to have contracted the virus, amid fresh warnings that the fight against the disease is far from over.

Ebola fight starting to pay off but too early to claim success

Freetown - The deadliest Ebola outbreak ever is finally slowing in Liberia, the worst-hit country, but still wreaking havoc in two neighbouring west African states amid warnings of thousands of unreported deaths.

New Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone could see death toll increase

A fresh outbreak of the dread Ebola virus has broken out in the district of Koinadugu, where the virus was thought to have been contained. News of this latest outbreak was released when an ambulance was sent to pick up 30 bodies for burial.

African nations to send 1,000 health workers to Ebola hotspots

Freetown - African countries on Thursday pledged to send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, where the World Health Organization says the spread of the killer virus "remains of great concern".

Ebola riot in S. Leone kills two as WHO to launch vaccine trials

Freetown - Tensions surrounding the Ebola epidemic raging in west Africa sparked a deadly riot in Sierra Leone as the World Health Organization prepared Wednesday to coordinate clinical trials of an experimental vaccine against the killer virus.

Ebola on the rise in Sierra Leone with over 20 deaths a day

Freetown - Sierra Leone government officials said on Tuesday that Ebola cases are rising in the western section of the country. Over 20 deaths a day have been recorded since the start of the week, and authorities are having problems collecting the corpses.

Closing of borders due to Ebola threatens chocolate availability

The spreading of the Ebola virus in countries with the worst outbreaks are near three countries that produce close to 60 percent of the world’s cocoa production — Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria.

Video: Man escorted off plane after joking he might have Ebola

Punta Cana - It looks like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie, where an African-American man sneezes and then jokes he "may have the Ebola virus." But airport security did not see the funny side.

Jehovah's Witnesses in fight against Ebola

As Ebola continues to rage across West Africa, Jehovah's Witnesses have continued to educate their members on safe practices and guidelines to fight the dreaded disease.

Op-Ed: After #SalvemosAExcalibur, time for #SalvemosAWestAfrica

Monrovia - While thousands die unmourned in West Africa, the rest of the world found time for outrage, fury and grief over the decision by the Spanish authorities to euthanize the dog Excalibur belonging to the Ebola-infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos.

Governmental incompetence in Sierra Leone delays Ebola shipments

Freetown - A shipping container full of over $140,000 worth of supplies to aid in the Ebola fight has been sitting on a dock in Freetown, Sierra Leone for two months. Yet, for want of needed supplies, 120 people died of Ebola on Saturday in this country.

NBC cameraman tests positive for Ebola, will be flown to U.S.

Monrovia - A 33-year old cameraman working for the NBC network in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus. He will be flown back to the U.S. on Friday for treatment.

CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola case

Dallas - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States.

Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks

Freetown - Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest open-ended lockdown in the Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations.
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