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Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia

Monrovia - The United Nations said on Saturday Liberia was dealing with just five remaining cases of Ebola, in the clearest sign yet that the country is nearing the end of the outbreak.

Ebola situation still 'extremely alarming': UN

Geneva - The Ebola situation was still "extremely alarming" despite a significant fall in new cases in west Africa, the World Health Organization warned Friday.The UN agency said the progress made so far could be rapidly undone if a funding gap remained.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

Freetown - Sierra Leone on Friday lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic was retreating."Restrictions on movement will be eased to support economic activity.

Ebola virus changes over time, may thwart drugs, study says

Miami - The deadly Ebola virus is changing, and new genetic mutations that have arisen in the past four decades could thwart the experimental drugs that some pharmaceutical companies are developing, researchers said Tuesday.

Mali government, UN declare country Ebola-free

Bamako - The Malian government and the United Nations on Sunday declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus.

Red Cross nurse dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Freetown - A nurse working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the eastern district of Kenema, where no new cases had been reported for 37 days, the organisation said.

Canadian scientists track Ebola infectivity using guinea pigs

Toronto - A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission, from Canadian scientists, shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease. The results could inform about health protection.

What is happening with Ebola in Africa right now?

With the U.K. nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, no longer critically ill with Ebola, the fight against the virus still continues heavily in areas of Africa.

Sierra Leone now has means to control Ebola epidemic: UN

Freetown - Sierra Leone now has the means to curb the Ebola epidemic, the new head of the UN mission for the fight against the disease and a senior World Health Organization official said.

Turning Ebola against itself to fight the viral disease

Paris - A research project has been looking at how the most common protein the makes up the Ebola virus can be blocked. This is seen as importance since the protein mediates replication of a new viral particle.

Tens of thousands to test Ebola vaccines in affected countries: WHO

Geneva - Human tests of two possible Ebola vaccines have proven safe and now tests to measure their efficiency will begin within weeks in the three west African countries ravaged by the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Ebola fight has coordination problem, says new UN mission chief

Monrovia - The three west African countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic should be leading the response against the killer virus, the UN's new mission chief on the disease said, condemning "a problem of coordination" in the fightback.

Ebola-infected UK nurse fighting for her life

London - A British nurse with Ebola was fighting for her life Sunday as two health workers, who also spent time in Sierra Leone, were placed under observation in the US and Germany.

Can existing medications treat Ebola?

Can currently available drugs be used to help treat Ebola? This is an area which has attracted considerable research interest. Finding the right drug is certainly cheaper than inventing alternatives.

U.S. government lab mistakenly transfers Ebola

Bethesda - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab appears to have mistakenly transferred the wrong Ebola samples — ones that may have contained live virus — to another CDC lab.

Ebola point of origin traced to bats

Conakry - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa may have been triggered by bats in Guinea, according to a new research paper. However, other scientists question this theory due to a lack of evidence.

Victory against Ebola 'within our reach': New UN mission chief

Accra - Ending the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a difficult task, but it is "within our reach", the UN's new mission chief on the disease said, warning that the world has no choice but to beat back the infection."This is a global crisis.

WHO investigates media reports ISIS fighters contracted Ebola

Mosul - The World Health Organization has said it is investigating reports in the Iraqi media that some ISIS militants sought medical help at hospitals in ISIS-held Mosul after developing disease symptoms believed to be due to Ebola virus infection.

Ebola-struck UK nurse in 'critical' condition

London - A British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was in a "critical" condition Sunday, locked in isolation inside a specialist London hospital.

FDA approves first Ebola test for emergency use

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Roche Diagnostics’ Ebola test for emergency use. The approval has been accelerated due to the current crisis.

Hollow tree in Guinea was possible site of Ebola's Ground Zero

Paris - Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said on Tuesday.

Hollow tree was Ebola's Ground Zero: Scientists

Paris - Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said on Tuesday.

New Ebola case confirmed in the U.K.

Glasgow - A nurse who has just returned from West Africa to the U.K. has been diagnosed with Ebola. The healthcare worker is being treated in hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. This is the U.K.'s second Ebola case.

Ebola nurse treated in London as Sierra Leone rate spikes

London - A volunteer nurse who contracted Ebola in west Africa was being treated at an isolation unit in a specialist London hospital on Tuesday as infection rates increased in eastern Sierra Leone.

U.S. CDC issues new Ebola threat alert

London - One year on from the first Ebola case in Guinea, the U.S. CDC raises a new warning about the potential spread of the virus and notes that more needs to be done to slow down the spread disease.

US gives go-ahead to fast Ebola test

Geneva - US authorities have given emergency authorisation to Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche for an Ebola test that can take as little as three hours, the company said on Monday.

EU aid shipment arrives in Ebola-hit West Africa

Conakry - An EU aid shipment including vehicles and medical equipment for the three west African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic has arrived in Guinea, officials said Sunday.

Ebola death toll rises to 7,693: WHO

Geneva - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has risen to 7,693 out of 19,695 cases recorded, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Ebola expert calls for European anti-virus 'corps'

London - Europe will be "vulnerable" if it does not regard viruses as a "national security issue" like the United States, the microbiologist who discovered Ebola said in an interview published Friday.

In Liberia, Ebola steals Christmas

Monrovia - The Ebola epidemic has cast a dark shadow over Christmas this year in Liberia, where small businesses are especially feeling the pinch."This is the worst Christmas we have ever seen," said Isaac G. Chea, a trader. "Because of the Ebola crisis...
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