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 ...

U.S. doctor who beat Ebola heading back to Liberia

Jan 13, 2015

U.S. doctor who beat Ebola heading back to Liberia

A U.S. doctor who beat Ebola plans to return to Liberia, where he contracted the deadly virus, in order to help overworked colleagues in the missionary hospital where he has worked for years. Dr. Rick Sacra, 52, said Monday he won’t be working directly ...

Dec 31, 2014

Liberia eases up on cremation order for Ebola victims

Liberia’s government announced Tuesday that it will allow families to bury Ebola victims in a special plot of land instead of requiring that the bodies be cremated as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the virus blamed for killing nearly 8,000 people ...

Dec 30, 2014

Liberia reports dozens of new Ebola cases along border

Authorities in Liberia say there have been dozens of new Ebola cases erupting along the border with Sierra Leone. The announcement by Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah on Monday marks a setback for Liberia, which has seen the number of cases stabilize somewhat after ...

In Liberia, Ebola steals Christmas

Dec 26, 2014

In Liberia, Ebola steals Christmas

The Ebola epidemic has cast a dark shadow over Christmas this year in Liberia, where small businesses are especially feeling the pinch. “This is the worst Christmas we have ever seen,” said Isaac G. Chea, a trader. “Because of the Ebola crisis … people ...

Fourth U.N. worker contracts Ebola in Liberia

Dec 25, 2014

Fourth U.N. worker contracts Ebola in Liberia

A fourth member of the U.N. mission in Liberia, the country hardest-hit by the Ebola epidemic, has been hospitalized after testing positive for the virus. “This is the fourth case of Ebola in the mission and UNMIL personnel continue to mourn the deaths of ...

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

Nov 28, 2014

Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year. That target appears unrealistic, with the World ...

Nov 26, 2014

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese Army medics stood at attention. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...