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700 Liberian Ebola workers protest for hazard pay

Monrovia - Seven hundred Liberian Ebola workers took to the streets of the capital Monrovia for a second day on Saturday to demand promised hazard pay.

Ebola-hit countries call for $8 bn for 'Marshall Plan'

Washington - The three West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic called for an $8 billion "Marshall Plan" on Friday to help rebuild their economies and boost prevention efforts.

Rangers protecting last white rhinos buoyed by social media help

He is the last male of his kind, and as such, he is under armed guard 24/7. There are only five northern white rhinos left in the world, and Sudan is one of them. Fortunately, his future may be a little bit brighter due to a social media campaign.

Ebola virus found in semen six months after recovery: WHO

Ginebra - Traces of Ebola have been found in the semen of a man six months after his recovery, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging survivors to practice safe sex "until further notice".

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

Freetown - Sierra Leone's 1.8 million children began the gradual return to school on Tuesday, more than eight months after classes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola survivors face health issues

Geneva - Many survivors of Ebola face on-going health issues and risks, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Was the risk of Ebola over-estimated?

Most forecasting methods used to predict the extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa overestimated the reach of the deadly virus. This is according to new analysis.

How fast is Ebola mutating?

There is a on-going debate about how fast the Ebola viruses are mutating. A new study suggests that the virus may not be evolving as quickly as a previous research group estimated.

Ebola vaccine moves closer to reality

A novel Ebola vaccine being tested in China has been declared as "safe" and provokes a notable immune response in people. This is based on the outcome of a Phase 1 trial.

China's plan to eradicate Ebola in Sierra Leone

When the African nation of Sierra Leone was declared a focal point of the 2014 Ebola epidemic, one of the first countries to respond was China. Since then, Chinese participation in the fight against Ebola has become critically important.

Ebola situation in Guinea remains serious

President of Guinea Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency". This applies to five regions in the west and south-west of the country, and the reason is Ebola.

MSF and WHO trade blame over slow global Ebola response

Paris - A war of words broke out Monday between aid agency Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization over who was to blame for the slow response to the Ebola epidemic that broke out a year ago.

Sierra Leone orders three-day lockdown against Ebola

Freetown - Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma ordered the country's entire population Saturday to stay in their homes for three days in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Ebola-proof Android tablet helps aid workers in West Africa

Google has developed an Ebola-proof tablet for use by health workers in Sierra Leone. It can resist the storms and high humidity of West Africa and can be dipped into antibacterial chlorine after use.

Liberia reports first Ebola infection in a month

Monrovia - Liberia has confirmed its first new Ebola case in more than a month in a setback to hopes the country would soon be officially declared free of the deadly disease.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to lock down 2.5 million people

Freetown - Sierra Leone said Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic.

Ten Americans evacuated from SLeone over Ebola fears

Washington - A group of 10 American health care workers who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone are being flown home for monitoring, officials said.

Decline in Ebola cases presents clinical challenges Special

It may seem counter-intuitive but the decline in the rate of Ebola infections has left fewer patients available for clinical trials. The trials are needed to test drugs to deal with a future outbreak.

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Monrovia - Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections.

African leaders urge Ebola 'Marshall Plan'

Brussels - Leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola urged the world on Tuesday to back a "Marshall Plan" to help them stamp out the disease and rebuild their shattered economies.

Liberia leader thanks U.S. as Ebola mission ends

Washington - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid emotional tribute to the American people on Thursday as the United States formally wound up its successful five-month mission to combat the west African nation's Ebola outbreak.

Liberia lifts Ebola curfew, re-opens borders

Monrovia - Liberia said Friday it was lifting nationwide curfews and re-opening borders shut last year at the height of the Ebola crisis, after the retreat of an epidemic that has killed thousands.

WHO gives green light to 15-minute Ebola test

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday it had approved a 15-minute test for Ebola that should prove a fast and rugged tool in countries hit by the disease.

SLeone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits 'turning point'

Freetown - Sierra Leone launched a door-to-door search Wednesday for "hidden" Ebola patients as the head of the United Nations announced the world was at "a critical turning point" in the crisis.

Ebola remains infectious after the host has died

After a person has passed away from the Ebola virus, the virus remains infectious. To understand how long the virus remains infectious in a body after death researchers have undertaken animal studies.

Schools reopen as Liberia turns page on Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - Children trickled back to school in Liberia on Monday after the restart of lessons that had been delayed for months by the deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country begins to turn the page on the crisis.

The Ebola crisis, WHO and missing funds to fight the epidemic

For the first time in 2015, WHO is reporting an increase in Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 124 cases this week alone. There have been a total of 22,495 people infected with the disease since it started, with 8,981 deaths.

Major Ebola drug trial cancelled

As the number of Ebola cases declines, pharma company Chimerix is unable to find sufficient patients for its trial in Liberia of the antiviral drug brincidofovir.

Sierra Leone quarantines 700 homes after Ebola case

Freetown - Sierra Leone placed hundreds of homes in the capital under Ebola quarantine Friday, in a huge blow for its recovery less than a month after it lifted all restrictions on movement.

'Encouraging' Ebola drug trial results in Guinea

Paris - An Ebola candidate treatment yielded "encouraging" results in a trial with 80 patients in Guinea, with faster recovery rates observed, the French government and medical research agency Inserm said Thursday.
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This is the hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, West Africa, where the Ebola virus samples are tested to see if someone has the virus or not. It was taken June 8, 2014.
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The Ebola virus has now moved into western Sierra Leone  with an average of 20 new deaths a day.
The Ebola virus has now moved into western Sierra Leone, with an average of 20 new deaths a day.
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Many countries have been aiding on the yteatment og thr Rbola virus.
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Elmer Towns Religion Hall at Liberty University.
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To enter some buildings, visitors must be screened or checked for a fever. A reading at or above 38.6 degrees Celsius (or 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit) means you will not be allowed to enter.
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Staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse put on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia on July 24, 2014
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Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital , Dallas, Texas
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Ebola particles are quite scary up close, but you should not buy into the fear right away.
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Growing human population has increased deforestation in Africa, which reduces chimpanzee habitat, driving the species toward extinction, and accelerating climate change.
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Biosafety level 4 hazmat suit: researcher is working with the Ebola virus.
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Miguel Pajares and Juliana Bohi arrive at Madrid Airport in Spain on August 7th, 2014.
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The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone continues.
The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone continues.
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Nebraska Medicine, Bio-containment Unit for Ebola Patient
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As three West African countries face the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history the W...
As three West African countries face the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history the World Health Organization has launched its biggest ever initiative to combat spread of the virus.
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The World Health Organization said on Monday that an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been large...
The World Health Organization said on Monday that an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria.
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