Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

Apr 16, 2015

Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

President Barack Obama met with the presidents of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at the White House on Wednesday to pledge more U.S. support for the nations hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Obama also used the meeting to mark progress the U.S. has made ...

Apr 15, 2015

Sierra Leone schools reopen as Ebola scare subsides

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children prepared Tuesday to return to school, eight months after classes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Classrooms have been empty since the government announced a state of emergency last July in response to an ...

Apr 2, 2015

As cases ease, Sierra Leone ready to lay off Ebola workers

Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Wednesday authorities would soon start laying off staff recruited to fight Ebola as the numbers of cases decline, but these workers would be employed elsewhere, where possible. Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone are ...

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

Mar 30, 2015

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. The region’s Ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,000 people ...

Mar 19, 2015

Sierra Leone plans another shutdown to stop Ebola's spread

Sierra Leone is planning another three-day, countrywide shutdown later this month to ferret out Ebola cases, remind people how to protect themselves from the disease and control its transmission. The West Africa Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 10,000 people is declining but ...

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

Mar 17, 2015

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient’s status was changed from ...