Oct 18, 2014

WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free

The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over, but the West African country remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being imported, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Twice the maximum incubation period of 21 days, or 42 days, has ...

Oct 17, 2014

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Coite d'Ivoire and Mali

The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Cote d’Ivoire and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO’s health security response chief, Isabelle Nuttall, said on Thursday. The ...

Oct 16, 2014

Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO

Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released Wednesday the World Health Organization. The WHO said that as of Monday, 4,493 people have died from Ebola ...

Ebola death rate rises to 70%: WHO

Oct 15, 2014

Ebola death rate rises to 70%: WHO

The death rate in the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa has reached around 70 percent, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. “What we’re finding is 70 percent mortality,” said Bruce Aylward, assistant director general of the WHO. The number of cases is continuing ...

Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

Sep 26, 2014

Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and two other West African countries struggle to control an Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives. With three new districts under ...