Sep 19, 2014

Malta turns away ship with suspected Ebola case on board

Malta has turned away a ship travelling from Guinea with a suspected Ebola case on board and seeking medical assistance, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday. The sick Filippino passenger was taken in by Italy, and an initial medical assessment suggested he has hepatitis, ...

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

Sep 1, 2014

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. ...

Regional Ebola response center to be set up in Guinea

Jul 11, 2014

Regional Ebola response center to be set up in Guinea

A regional center is being set up in Guinea to coordinate the response to the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola, which has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday. The hemorrhagic fever sweeping through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ...

Jul 2, 2014

West African Ebola toll skyrockets to 467

The number of deaths attributed to an epidemic of Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone stood at 467 by Monday, out of 759 known cases in total, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The outbreak of the deadly disease is already the ...

Sierra Leone issues warnings as Ebola victims walk out door

Jun 27, 2014

Sierra Leone issues warnings as Ebola victims walk out door

Sierra Leone warned Friday that it is a serious crime to shelter someone infected with the Ebola virus. The statement from the Health Ministry also lamented the fact that a number of patients had discharged themselves from hospital in the Kenema district, where the ...