Sep 18, 2014

France to receive first Ebola patient

France on Wednesday prepared to receive its first Ebola patient, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in West Africa. Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, said a female volunteer had contracted the killer virus while ...

U.S. Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American

Sep 12, 2014

U.S. Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American

A survivor of Ebola has donated blood to an American aid worker infected with the disease, and doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr. Phil Smith said Thursday that Dr. Rick Sacra received blood ...

Sep 9, 2014

Resentment simmering inside Liberia's 'Ebola jail town'

Trapped since officials placed them in quarantine two weeks ago, the residents of Dolo Town are becoming increasingly resentful over their incarceration in Liberia’s open “Ebola jail.” Around 17,000 increasingly hungry residents in the settlement, close to the international airport, are forced to line ...

On Ebola ward, Liberian nurses must improvise gear

Sep 5, 2014

On Ebola ward, Liberian nurses must improvise gear

Nurses on an Ebola ward in Liberia must cut up old overalls to serve as makeshift head-coverings to protect themselves from infection, despite international promises of more equipment, a health worker said Thursday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 1,900 people, and ...

Liberia says all 17 runaway Ebola patients have been located

Aug 19, 2014

Liberia says all 17 runaway Ebola patients have been located

Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine center in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister said on Tuesday. “We are glad to confirm that all of the 17 individuals have been accounted ...

Aug 19, 2014

Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalized

Some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center in a Liberian slum when it was looted over the weekend were again under observation at a hospital Monday, a health official said. Late Saturday, residents of Monrovia’s West Point slum attacked a quarantine ...