Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures

Jan 24, 2015

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures

Sierra Leone lifted quarantine measures imposed at the height of the Ebola epidemic Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the crisis was still “extremely alarming” despite a drop in new cases. The West African nation of 6 million had restricted travel for around ...

Dec 16, 2014

Ebola toll rises to more than 6,800: WHO

More than 6,800 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday. The U.N. health agency reported that as of Saturday, there had been 18,464 cases of infection from the deadly virus ...

WHO: Sierra Leone's Ebola prognosis 'very good'

Dec 2, 2014

WHO: Sierra Leone's Ebola prognosis 'very good'

Sierra Leone does not yet have enough beds in treatment centers to isolate Ebola patients in the west of the country but the opening of many new facilities in the next few weeks makes its prognosis “very good,” the World Health Organization’s assistant director ...

Nov 18, 2014

Africans up to 13 times more likely to drown than Europeans: WHO

Africans — and young children especially — are up to 13 times more likely than Western Europeans to become one of the 372,000 people who drown each year, a study by the World Health Organization said Monday. “Efforts to reduce child mortality have brought ...