Mar 18, 2015

Guinea Ebola cases rise; three doctors infected

Guinea has suffered a setback in its fight against Ebola with a rash of new cases, including three doctors infected by the virus, with officials blaming weak surveillance and a failure to follow safety procedures. The outbreak, which began in eastern Guinea more than ...

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Mar 6, 2015

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections. Beatrice Yordoldo left the Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of Monrovia ...

WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic

Feb 26, 2015

WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic

The World Health Organization on called on European nations Wednesday to step up vaccinations against the highly contagious measles virus after an outbreak of over 22,000 cases across the continent since 2014. “We must collectively respond, without further delay, to close immunisation gaps,” said ...

Ebola cases on the rise for first time this year, WHO says

Feb 5, 2015

Ebola cases on the rise for first time this year, WHO says

The number of new cases of Ebola rose in all three of West Africa’s worst-hit countries last week, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, ending several weeks of encouraging declines across the region. Suspicion of aid workers, especially in Guinea, and unsafe local practices ...

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures

Jan 24, 2015

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures

Sierra Leone lifted quarantine measures imposed at the height of the Ebola epidemic Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the crisis was still “extremely alarming” despite a drop in new cases. The West African nation of 6 million had restricted travel for around ...