Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Jul 27, 2014

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world’s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa’s largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could ...

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone's capital on the run

Jul 25, 2014

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone's capital on the run

Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident of the capital to contract Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. Radio stations in Freetown, a city of around ...

Fear, suspicion undermine fight against Ebola

Jul 1, 2014

Fear, suspicion undermine fight against Ebola

When Mohamed Swarray contracted the deadly Ebola disease in June, he was confined to a tented isolation ward at Kenema in eastern Sierra Leone. But he didn’t stay there long. Suspicious of the doctors in their masks and body-length protective suits, he slipped out ...

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 ...