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 ...

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 ...

Senegal shuts border as Ebola spreads in Guinea

Mar 30, 2014

Senegal shuts border as Ebola spreads in Guinea

Guinea on Saturday raced to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital, Conakry, as neighboring Senegal closed its border. The European Union pledged €500,000 ($690,000) to fight the contagion, while Senegal’s Interior Ministry said border crossings to Guinea ...