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Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads

Lagos - Nigeria's health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers.

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Monrovia - Liberia on Saturday said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.

Using social media to track diseases like Ebola

A new report argues that algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

Ebola extends to fifth African country

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two first cases of Ebola. This means that the cases of infection have now been recorded in five African countries.

Ebola crisis strikes healthcare workers at unprecedented levels

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an "unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola.”

Ebola hits fifth W. African state as Senegal confirms first case

Dakar - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

Ebola cure confirmed in monkeys

Winnipeg - Scientists have confirmed that the new Ebola cure used to save two American doctors is 100 percent effective in monkeys.

Senegal confirms Ebola case as outbreak hits 5th WAfrican country

Dakar - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

U.K. imposes Ebola travel ban

All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned British nationals.

Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 before outbreak stemmed: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization said Thursday it aimed to reverse the spread of Ebola within three months, but warned that the caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

Freetown - The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

Freetown - The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Wednesday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

WHO medic with Ebola taken to Germany for treatment

Berlin - A World Health Organization doctor who has contracted Ebola arrived in a German hospital Wednesday, the first patient with the virus to be treated in the country, officials said.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Monrovia - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said.

Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

Monrovia - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said on Tuesday.

UN envoy says 'war' on Ebola could take six more months

Freetown - The UN's Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a "war" which could take six more months, as its global health body claimed the disease was affecting an "unprecedented" number of medical staff.

Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies

Monrovia - A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, a minister in the west African nation said on Monday.Abraham Borbor had been improving but died on Sunday night, Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown told AFP.

DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases

Freetown - The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.

Ebola taking toll on west African economy

Monrovia - The worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus is taking a heavy toll on west Africa's economy as crops rot in the fields, mines are abandoned and goods cannot get to market.

Multimillion dollar Ebola investment

London - The Wellcome Trust has launched a new multimillion dollar initiative for emergency Ebola research coupled with an investment for longer-term medical research in Africa.

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Monrovia - The United Nations vowed Saturday to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

Manila - The Philippines said Saturday it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

Monrovia - Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

Dakar - Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

Fear mounts as Liberia imposes quarantine on Monrovia slum

Monrovia - When Liberian security forces moved into Monrovia's largest slum on Wednesday to enforce an Ebola virus quarantine, the roadblocks set off angry protests when residents saw they couldn't leave. Matters turned grim when soldiers opened fire on the crowds.

US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in W.Africa

Monrovia - Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

Two American Ebola patients leave hospital

Atlanta - Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday.

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.

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.
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