Ebola battle nears landmark as Guinea to be declared illness-free

Ebola battle nears landmark as Guinea to be declared illness-free

CONAKRY – A key second within the battle towards the world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola can be reached on Tuesday when Guinea, the primary of three west African states struck by the epidemic, is about to be declared freed from the illness. One of many poorest nations on the planet, Guinea leapt to international prominence […]

One new confirmed case in beforehand Ebola-free Liberia: WHO

One new confirmed case in beforehand Ebola-free Liberia: WHO

Geneva – The World Well being Group on Friday confirmed that a new case of the lethal Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September. “There’s one confirmed case,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic advised AFP, with out offering additional particulars. The west African nation, the place hundreds died on the […]

WHO to declare finish of Ebola in Sierra Leone

WHO to declare finish of Ebola in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN – The World Well being Group is about to announce Saturday that Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone has crushed an epidemic that killed virtually four,000 of its individuals and plunged the financial system into recession. The previous British colony recorded round half of the instances in an outbreak that has contaminated 28,600 individuals throughout the three […]

Sierra Leone quarantines 700 after new Ebola death

Sierra Leone quarantines 700 after new Ebola death

Tuesday 15 September, 2015 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. The teenager died Sunday in a rural suburb of the city of Makeni, in a northern province that had not recorded […]

Liberia declared free of Ebola, again: WHO

Liberia declared free of Ebola, again: WHO

Thursday 03 September, 2015 GENEVA – The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed their second negative test. “WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population,” the UN health agency said in a […]

Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases

Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases

Wednesday 01 July, 2015 MONROVIA – Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. Health official Cestus Tarpeh told AFP the infected pair had been in physical contact with the 17-year-old Ebola victim […]

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers

Thursday 25 June, 2015 FREETOWN – Authorities in Sierra Leone quarantined three doctors and 28 nurses in the capital Freetown when a mother tested positive for Ebola after giving birth, the health ministry said on Thursday. Doctors were unable to stem the woman’s bleeding and she was transferred to an emergency ward at the Princess […]

Ebola returns to Sierra Leone capital: government

Ebola returns to Sierra Leone capital: government

Wednesday 24 June, 2015 FREETOWN – Sierra Leone has announced the return of Ebola to its capital Freetown, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly outbreak. The government’s National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) told AFP late on Tuesday three cases had emerged in the east-end slum […]

‘Ebola will return’, veteran scientist warns

‘Ebola will return’, veteran scientist warns

Saturday 30 May, 2015 PARIS – Congolese expert Jean-Jacques Muyembe may be little known to the public, but he has been one of the world’s top Ebola investigators since the first epidemic erupted in central Africa in 1976. Now, amid a decline in a west African outbreak that has taken more than 11,000 lives, Muyembe […]

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