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Malaria infection boosts Ebola survival rates

A review of medical and epidemiological data has shown people who are infected with malaria at the same time as becoming infected with Ebola have a higher chance of surviving the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone stops mandatory testing of corpses for Ebola

Freetown - Sierra Leone declared Friday that it would stop the mandatory testing of all dead bodies for the Ebola virus, lifting a restriction put in place at the end of an outbreak that claimed thousands of lives.

Skin cancer drug is effective against flu, HIV & Ebola

A skin cancer drug, currently undergoing clinical trial, could be effective against a range of other diseases. These include viral infections like influenza and HIV. We look at this and bring a round-up of other drug development news.

Ibuprofen and a cancer drug stop Ebola

London - The anti-cancer drug toremifene and long-standing painkiller ibuprofen appear effective against the Ebola virus, according to a new study.

Sexual transmission of Ebola poses public health risk

A new research study warns that sexual transmission of Ebola is likely to impact on course of future outbreaks of the viral disease. This is to the extent that recent measures to control the virus could be undone.

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

Monrovia - Liberia said Thursday it is free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has killed more than 11,300 people in the region since late 2013.

Sierra Leone's first Ebola-hit community reconsiders its traditions

Foya - Violently coughing up blood, the woman was close to collapse when brought to Kailahun hospital in eastern Sierra Leone from her village close to the Guinean border.For nursing staff, the spectre of the killer Ebola virus had returned.

Liberia Experiences another Ebola death

Ebola Virus has resurfaced in the West-African regions — leading to calls for stronger steps to counter the persistent nature of this catastrophic epidemic.

New Ebola death in Liberian capital weeks after all-clear

Monrovia - A 30-year-old woman has died in the Liberian capital after contracting Ebola, officials said Friday, more than two months after the epidemic was declared over in the country.

WHO says Ebola international health emergency is over

Ginebra - The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constitutes an international emergency, voicing confidence that remaining isolated cases in the affected countries can be contained.

At least 5 dead in Guinea Ebola flare-up: health officials

Conakry - Ebola has likely killed five people in Guinea after re-emerging in the country's south, health authorities said Tuesday, confirming two more deaths registered in recent days.

Guinea govt says two people have died from Ebola

Conakry - Two people from the same family have died from Ebola in Guinea, the government said Thursday, as the WHO declared a flare-up of the virus in neighbouring Sierra Leone over.

S. Leone Ebola flare-up over, virus halted in West Africa: WHO

Freetown - The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended with no confirmed cases of the virus now in West Africa, the UN said Thursday, as the country celebrated a "joyous" milestone.

'Low' risk of getting Ebola from survivor: Study

Miami - The risk of catching Ebola from a survivor is generally low since the virus disappears from the blood within weeks, but it may persist in semen for many months, researchers said Monday.

British Ebola survivor nurse transferred to London hospital

London - A British nurse who was twice successfully treated after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 was on Tuesday admitted to a special isolation ward in London for a third time, health officials said.

Ebola vaccine could be a reality? Research moves a step forward

A new study shed some light on the Ebola virus infection mechanism. Thanks to this discovery, researchers can now engineer an Ebola vaccine in the near future.

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.
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Map of Guinea showing the location of Dubrecka and Forecariah. Both localities reported 11 new Ebola cases last week.
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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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Police in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, have fired live rounds and tear gas during protests after a quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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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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This biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded requires an intensification of efforts to avoid it from spreading further and claiming many more lives.
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Fruit bats are carriers of the Ebola virus. Humans can become infected from ingesting fruits the bats have nibbled on or coming into contact with the urine or feces.
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Research inside a biosafety level 4 laboratory shows researcher wearing airtight, pressurized suit. The suits are linked to dedicated systems that include breathing air compressors, alarms and emergency backup air tanks, and a high efficiency particulate air filtration system for the exhaust air.
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Researcher working with the Ebola virus while wearing a BSL-4 positive pressure suit to avoid infection
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Growing human population has increased deforestation in Africa, which reduces chimpanzee habitat, driving the species toward extinction, and accelerating climate change.
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Conakry, the capital of Guinea.
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