Ebola claims senior doctor in Liberia

Jul 28, 2014

Ebola claims senior doctor in Liberia

One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as an American doctor was treated in the West African country after contracting the disease, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly ...

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 ...

West Africa gears up to fight Ebola, killer fevers

Apr 4, 2014

West Africa gears up to fight Ebola, killer fevers

Several west African countries geared up on Friday to tackle killer hemorraghic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed more than 80 lives in Guinea and is suspected of having emerged in Mali, after Liberia and Sierra Leone. The health minister in Mali, one of ...

Liberia confirms first Ebola cases; Senegal closes Guinea border

Mar 31, 2014

Liberia confirms first Ebola cases; Senegal closes Guinea border

Liberia has confirmed two cases of the deadly Ebola virus that is suspected to have killed at least 78 people in neighboring Guinea, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO said in a statement released Sunday the cases were among seven samples tested ...

West Africa battles Ebola; traveler confined in Canada

Mar 25, 2014

West Africa battles Ebola; traveler confined in Canada

Health officials in Guinea battled to contain West Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighboring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveler returning to Canada was hospitalized with suspicious symptoms. At least 59 people are known to have died ...

May 3, 2011

Mental care for children

Many schools in areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have started the new school year. Some schools, though, have no choice except to begin classes in early May because school buildings were damaged or were being used as temporary shelters for ...