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One medicine shows multi-viral success

A new drug has shown promise against both Marburg virus and Ebola. This may not be as surprising as it first seems, given the genetic similarities between the two viruses.

WHO confirms second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone

Freetown - A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, officials said Thursday, the second since west Africa celebrated the end of the epidemic last week.

Sierra Leone vaccinates people quarantined after Ebola death

Freetown - Sierra Leone authorities announced a vaccination programme for people quarantined following a new Ebola death last week just as west Africa declared an end to the epidemic.

Sierra Leone puts over 100 people in quarantine after new Ebola death

Freetown - Sierra Leone's government on Saturday urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following a new death from Ebola just as the country seemed to have overcome the epidemic.

Joy over Ebola victory crushed by Sierra Leone death

Freetown - The World Health Organization confirmed Friday a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone just a day after west Africa celebrated the end of an outbreak which killed 11,000 people.

Sierra Leone probes suspected Ebola death hours after all-clear

Freetown - Tropical disease experts in Sierra Leone scrambled Friday to investigate a new suspected death from Ebola announced just hours after west Africa celebrated halting the spread of the deadly virus.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak over

Monrovia - The world breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as a two-year Ebola epidemic that killed 11,000 and triggered a global health alert was declared over, with Liberia the last country given the all-clear.

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over, as Liberia gets all-clear

Monrovia - The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.

Ebola orphans struggle to resume their lives

Conakry - Saa Mathias Lenoh, a high school student in the Guinean capital Conakry, says he's "learning to smile little by little," like thousands of other youngsters orphaned by Ebola in west Africa.

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over

Monrovia - The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across west Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Thursday with Liberia expecting the all-clear.

With Ebola in check, are we ready for next outbreak?

Monrovia - The world will heave a collective sigh of relief when west Africa's Ebola epidemic is finally declared at an end after claiming more than 11,000 lives over two years.

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over with Liberia in the clear

Monrovia - The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across west Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Friday with Liberia expecting the all-clear.

What a difference a year makes as Ebola-free zone brings in 2016

Freetown - Banned from gathering in public as the death toll crept towards five figures, the people of west Africa's Ebola-hit nations could hardly have had a worse New Year's Eve 2014.

Guinea Ebola outbreak over, WHO declares

Conakry - The UN's health agency on Tuesday declared Guinea's Ebola outbreak over two years after it emerged, spreading death across west Africa and pushing the region's worst-hit communities to the brink of collapse.

Ebola survivors suffer 'persistent' health troubles

Paris - The lucky ones who survive Ebola may suffer potentially blinding vision problems, hearing loss and joint pain for months afterwards, medical experts reported on Wednesday.

Teenager dies as Ebola returns to Liberia: Official

Monrovia - A teenager has died in Liberia in the first such death since the country was officially declared free of the virus in September, an official said Tuesday. "The 15-year-old has finally died.

New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia: WHO

Ginebra - The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September.

Sierra Leone is officially Ebola free

Freetown - Some good news with the battle against the Ebola virus in West Africa — Sierra Leone, which has experienced the second highest level of incidences, has been declared free of the virus.

Celebrations as WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

Freetown - The UN health agency on Saturday declared that Sierra Leone's deadly Ebola outbreak is over, prompting jubilant celebrations as thousands massed in the capital Freetown.

Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola nightmare

Freetown - The Ebola epidemic is expected to be declared over in Sierra Leone on Saturday, when the west African nation will have gone 42 days without any new infections.

The U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic Special

Bethesda - The U.S. response to Ebola has been undertaken within strict guidelines and existing drug safety measures, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA.) Within this framework, progress has been made in the global battle against the virus.

Just why has Ebola been so terrible in West Africa? Special

Bethesda - The Ebola crisis, which has ravaged parts of West Africa since December 2013, has been propelled by a host of factors. This week a leading National Institutes of Health scientist set out the reasons.

Condition of British Ebola nurse improves

London - A British nurse who suffered a relapse after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone has been taken off the critical list while remaining "serious but stable", the hospital treating her said Monday.

Ebola survivor transmits disease through sexual intercourse

A genetic analysis has determined that a male Ebola survivor transmitted the virus to a female partner through unprotected sexual intercourse. This was after the man's blood tested negative for the disease.

Does 'reactivated' Ebola pose a threat?

Paris - The Ebola virus can linger in survivors for many months, as in the case of British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who has had a serious relapse almost a year after she first fell ill.Q: Is it common for the virus to survive so long in a human?

Breakthrough in Ebola protection

New York City - Scientists have succeeded in protecting Rhesus monkeys from an Ebola virus following treatment with a compound that blocks the virus from replicating. This could be start of a new drug product.

British Ebola nurse now 'critically ill': hospital

London - A British nurse who was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone is now "critically ill" due to a resurgence of the virus, the hospital treating her said Wednesday.

WHO hails first full week with no new Ebola cases since March 2014

Ginebra - No new Ebola cases were confirmed last week, marking the first full week without fresh cases of the deadly disease in a year an a half, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Sierra Leone quarantines 700 after new Ebola death

Freetown - Health authorities in Sierra Leone said Tuesday they had quarantined almost 700 people as they battled to contain a new outbreak of Ebola which killed a 16-year-old girl.

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone

Freetown - A 16-year-old girl has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, dealing a blow to optimism that the west African country has finally turned the page on the devastating epidemic.
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Royal Free Hospital in London has the only Ebola isolation ward in Britain.
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Medical personnel attending a Guinea Ebola patient.
Medical personnel attending a Guinea Ebola patient.
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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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Health workers with 'Doctors Without Borders' put on protective equipment at an Ebola isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, on June 28, 2014
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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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A team of funeral agents specialised in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014
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Miguel Pajares and Juliana Bohi arrive at Madrid Airport in Spain on August 7th, 2014.
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