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Vaccine Success Holds Hope For End To Deadly Scourge Of Ebola

A recent trial in Guinea found an Ebola vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

July 31, 2015

High-Tech Effort Calls Up Smartphones For Ebola Battle

Connectivity may be the key in West Africa’s fight against Ebola.

November 18, 2014

Liberia Welcomes UN Pledges On Ebola

The west African country is thankful for global assistance to tackling the life-threatening epidemic.

September 26, 2014

Obama To Ask For $88 Mn To Boost Anti-Ebola Effort

Washington (AFP) — President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for $88 million to fund a major Ebola offensive in West Africa that would include greater military involvement, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Obama is due to outline his plan Tuesday during a visit to the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

September 15, 2014

Peace Corps Withdraws From W. Africa Over Ebola Fears

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. Peace Corps announced Wednesday it was pulling hundreds of volunteers from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone due to growing concerns over the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa. Another U.S. group, Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, said it was also temporarily withdrawing its non-essential staff from Liberia, […]

July 31, 2014

West Africa Ebola Death Toll Hits 337: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – The death toll in west Africa’s three-nation Ebola outbreak has risen to 337, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, making it the deadliest ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever. Fresh data from the U.N. health agency showed that the number of deaths in Guinea, the hardest-hit country, has reached 264, while 49 […]

June 18, 2014

Liberia Reports Suspected Ebola Outbreak Unconnected To Guinea

Monrovia (AFP) — Liberia said Thursday it was dealing with its first suspected Ebola case thought to be unconnected to the epidemic raging in Guinea and to have originated separately within its borders. If confirmed, the case in the eastern town of Tapeta would mark a worrying development in the fight against Ebola, as cases […]

April 3, 2014

Death Toll In Guinea’s Ebola Outbreak Hits 80

DAKAR, Senegal — The Ebola death toll in Guinea has risen to 80, while 122 suspected cases have been registered, health authorities said Tuesday. The outbreak was “unprecedented” because the spread of the disease across the small West African nation made it very difficult to control, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres warned. “We are […]

April 1, 2014