As the last of the American patients being treated for Ebola are deemed free of the disease, experts reflect on how the nation reacted to the public health scare.
Out of an “abundance of caution”, two people who arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are being observed at two separate hospitals.
Washington — A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola outside of West Africa died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as Washington stepped up airport screening against the deadly virus. Thomas Eric Duncan died in a Dallas hospital 10 days after he was admitted and despite receiving an experimental drug to fight […]
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 […]
Monrovia (AFP) – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighborhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa. “Commencing Wednesday, August 20 there will be a curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am,” Sirleaf said in a radio address late Tuesday. “All […]
By Terence Sesay and Kristin Palitza, dpa MONROVIA, Liberia — All 37 Ebola patients who fled an isolation ward in Liberia have been returned to a clinic, Information Minister Lewis Brown said on Tuesday. Residents of the West Point slum near the capital, Monrovia, broke into a quarantine center on Saturday and freed the patients […]
dpa MONROVIA — Liberia’s armed forces were given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighboring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of Ebola, local newspaper Daily Observer reported Monday. Soldiers stationed in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, which border Sierra Leone, were to “shoot on sight” […]
By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — It used to be the civil war back home that worried Oretha Bestman-Yates, who came to the United States in 1987 from the West African nation of Liberia. Now it is Ebola, a threat quieter than the automatic weapons that once rattled her homeland, but killing […]
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, […]
dpa MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia on Monday closed almost all of its borders in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola after a third doctor working to contain the virus in West Africa contracted the deadly disease. Only five entry points, including James Spriggs Payne Airport in the capital, Monrovia, as well as Roberts […]
By Coumba SYLLA Freetown (AFP) — Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, said that its physician Kent Brantly was […]
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 […]
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 […]