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 ...

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 ...

Jul 19, 2013

Bodies collected after Guinea clashes

Volunteers continued the grim task of collecting bodies from the streets in southern Guinea on Thursday after ethnic clashes that left dozens burned alive or hacked to death with machetes. More than 50 bodies have been identified after violence broke out in the southern ...