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Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Abuja - Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

US monitoring Ebola outbeak, aiding bid to stop spread

Washington - US officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus which has now reached Nigeria, and is working with governments and aid groups to try to stop the spread.
In the Media by AFP

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Abuja - Nigeria said Friday that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, confirmation that the worst-ever outbreak of the virus has reached Africa's most populous country.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

Geneva - The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Doctor at forefront of fight against Ebola contracts the disease

Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, 39, has been hailed as a National Hero by Sierra Leone's Health Minister. After working so hard to control the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in his country, the doctor has now caught the disease.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Nigeria fears as man falls ill with Ebola-like symptoms

Lagos - A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

West Africa Ebola toll hits 603

Geneva - The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 603, the World Health Organization (WHO)) said on Tuesday, with 68 new fatalities mostly in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Regional Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

Dakar - A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said.
In the Media by AFP

Regional Ebola response centre to be set up in Guinea

Dakar - A regional centre is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds of people in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

New Ebola cases in two African nations

The U.N. health agency has reported about 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The disease, among the deadliest in the world, continues to spread across West Africa.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Death toll in W. African Ebola outbreak rises to 518

Geneva - The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

W. African Ebola epidemic 'likely to last months', says UN

Accra - The United Nations health agency said on Thursday it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through west Africa for at least "several months".
In the Media by Nana Boakye-Yiadom (AFP)

UN seeks to calm Ebola fears in W.Africa

Accra - The United Nations reassured west Africa on Wednesday that the world's deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic could be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this.
In the Media by Nana Boakye-Yiadom (AFP) - 1 comment

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Geneva - The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

WHO urges 'drastic action' on Ebola, calls 11-nation meeting

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Thursday called for "drastic action" to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to address the growing crisis.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Ebola 'out of control' in West Africa: MSF

Dakar - An epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is now "out of control" with more than 60 outbreak hotspots, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

West Africa Ebola death toll has risen to 337

Geneva - The death toll in west Africa's three-nation Ebola outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday, making it the deadliest ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever.
In the Media by Chris Wright (AFP) - 2 comments

West Africa Ebola death toll hits 337: WHO

Geneva - The death toll in west Africa's three-nation Ebola outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, making it the deadliest ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Sierra Leone confirms seven Ebola cases

Freetown - Sierra Leone on Friday said that it had confirmed seven cases of Ebola and suspects dozens more amid fears the deadly epidemic gripping West Africa is spreading.
In the Media by AFP

Compounds that control Ebola identified

Compounds that could reduce the ability of viruses that cause diseases such as Ebola, rabies, HIV and Lassa fever to spread infection have been identified.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New variant of Ebola virus detected

Researchers have published some initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mali free of deadly Ebola epidemic: govt

Bamako - Mali said on Tuesday it was clear of the Ebola epidemic suspected to be behind around 130 deaths this year in Guinea and Liberia.
In the Media by AFP

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Banjul - The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Guinea Ebola outbreak under control

Pretoria - Guinea's Foreign Minister Francois Fall on Monday said the west African country has brought the spread of the deadly haemorrhagic Ebola virus under control after more than 100 people have died.
In the Media by AFP

WHO unveils emergency moves against Ebola onslaught in Guinea

Conakry - The World Health Organization launched a raft of emergency measures in the Guinean capital Conakry Thursday to control an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed a hundred people across the country.
In the Media by AFP

Senegal has 'well-oiled system' to stop Ebola

Dakar - Senegal vowed Tuesday it is prepared for any spread of the deadly Ebola virus, as the suspected death toll in an outbreak raging in Guinea and Liberia rose to 111.
In the Media by AFP

West Africa Ebola outbreak among 'most challenging' ever: WHO

Geneva - West Africa's Ebola outbreak is among the "most challenging" ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said Tuesday, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Guinea raises Ebola death toll to 95

Conakry - Guinea's government raised the death toll in the Ebola epidemic raging through its southern forests and capital to 95 on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

West Africa gears up to fight Ebola, killer fevers

Bamako - Several west African countries geared up on Friday to tackle killer haemorraghic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed more than 80 lives in Guinea, as suspect cases emerge in Mali, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In the Media by Serge Daniel with Zoom Dosso in Monrovia (AFP)

Experts cast worried eye on Ebola spread

Paris - Virologists say they are deeply worried by the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa which has claimed more than 90 lives and may now also have struck north into the Sahel.
In the Media by Richard Ingham, Olivier Thibault (AFP)
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