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 ...

Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia, government claims

Jan 24, 2015

Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia, government claims

Liberia, once the epicenter of West Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic, has just five remaining confirmed cases of the disease, a senior health official said on Friday, highlighting the country’s success in halting new infections. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed more than ...

Jan 23, 2015

Sierra Leone ends Ebola bonuses for health workers

Sierra Leone said on Thursday it was ending the “risk allowances” it has been paying to thousands of health care workers on the front line of its battle with Ebola. Steven Ngauja, the head of the government’s response to the outbreak, told reporters the ...

Jan 19, 2015

Sierra Leone resident tests negative in Tokyo for Ebola

A Japanese woman in her 70s who developed a fever after flying to Tokyo from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Monday. She is the fifth person in Japan suspected of being infected. All ...

Jan 19, 2015

Mali government declares country Ebola-free

Mali’s health minister declared the West African nation free of Ebola on Sunday following a 42-day period without a new case of the deadly virus. Mali recorded six deaths from Ebola, which, according to World Health Organization data, has killed more than 8,400 people ...

Jan 15, 2015

Dead U.S. soldier did not have Ebola: military

A U.S. soldier found dead at his home in Texas after returning from duty in West Africa was not carrying the Ebola virus, the U.S military said Wednesday. Medical officials confirmed “that the more conclusive PCR Assay test results are negative for the presence ...