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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.

Up to one million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries: UN

Paris - Border closures, quarantines and crop losses in West African nations battling the Ebola virus could lead to as many as one million people going hungry, UN food agencies said on Wednesday.

UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries: UN sources

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday.

Ebola-hit Liberia delays election until weekend

Monrovia - A much-postponed election for half the seats in Ebola-hit Liberia's Senate has been put back until the weekend -- but cannot be further delayed, the country's electoral commission said Monday.

Week in review: An Ebola update

A week is a long time in science. With Ebola, the U.S. government admits new patient; joint pains stall a major clinical trial; U.S. grants immunity to vaccine developers; and new doubts are raised about Ebola dying quickly outside the human body.

How long can Ebola survive for?

Pitsburg - The Ebola virus is adept at moving from from person to person via direct contact with infected body fluids. However, how long can the virus survive outside of the body? New research seeks an answer.

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.

Time names Ebola fighters as 'person' of 2014

New York - Time magazine on Wednesday named as its "Person of the Year 2014" the medics treating the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 6,300 people, paying tribute to their courage and mercy.

Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Geneva - The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Geneva - The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

UNICEF declares 2014 a 'devastating year' for children

According to a UNICEF statement released on December 8, an estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts.

U.S. doctor gives first interview since surviving Ebola

Washington - A U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and survived after weeks of intensive treatment in Atlanta is speaking out for the first time in an interview published Sunday.

Op-Ed: U.S. economy booming a month after Obama party defeated

Denver - A month after America effectively rejected President Barack Obama’s party the nation’s economy was reported stronger Friday than it has been since the late 1990s.

Targets being met against 'stupid' Ebola, claims WHO

Geneva - Key targets to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating patients and burying bodies safely have been reached in Liberia and Guinea but have been missed in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said Monday.

UBC raising funds for Doctors without Borders fight against Ebola Special

Vancouver - On Black Friday, instead of shopping, students and teachers from the University of British Columbia's English Language Institute held a fair to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders fight against Ebola.

Ebola toll nears 7,000: WHO

Geneva - Nearly 7,000 people have died from Ebola in west Africa, the World Health Organization said late Friday, adding some 1,200 more deaths to a toll from two days earlier.

Ebola-infected Italian doctor's health worsens

Rome - The health of an Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in west Africa is deteriorating, the specialist clinic in Rome treating him said Saturday.

British-led scientists trial 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

Conakry - British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as French President Francois Hollande became the first Western leader to visit a country devastated by the epidemic.

British-led scientists trial 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

Conakry - British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as French President Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry on Friday, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the countries devastated by the epidemic.

Hollande embarks on trip to Ebola-hit Guinea

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Friday begins a visit to Guinea, making him the first Western leader to travel to a country hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola vaccine promising in first human trials: NIH

Washington - Researchers say they're a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field.

EU calls for 5,000 doctors to fight Ebola: Source

Brussels - The European Commission called for 5,000 doctors to be sent from EU states to combat west Africa's Ebola epidemic, a European source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Italian doctor with Ebola in isolation at Rome hospital

Rome - A doctor who has become the first Italian to contract Ebola arrived in Rome Tuesday from Sierra Leone for specialist treatment in an infectious diseases hospital.

Doctor working in Sierra Leone is Italy's first Ebola case

Rome - An Italian doctor has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being flown back to Rome for specialist treatment, the health ministry said Monday.

Hope in Liberia, anxiety in Mali as Ebola battle rages

Monrovia - Liberia has set itself the target of halting Ebola by the end of the year, but the battle is far from over in the rest of west Africa.

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.

Fearful Mali places almost 600 under Ebola surveillance

Bamako - Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed nearly 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.
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A new outbreak of the Ebola virus sparks fears of more deaths in Sierra Leone.
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The Ebola virus has now moved into western Sierra Leone, with an average of 20 new deaths a day.
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