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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

‘Epidemic Of Fear’ Has Driven Ebola Debate, Experts Say

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.

November 11, 2014

Ebola Politics: Let Obama — And Frieden — Do Their Jobs

Now is not the time to distract the Pentagon and the CDC from the difficult task at hand.

October 17, 2014

Ebola Strikes Fourth American As UN Ramps Up Response

Get the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

October 3, 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

Ebola Cases To Explode Without Drastic Action: WHO

The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that hundreds of thousands could be infected with Ebola by the end of the year unless drastic measures to control the disease are taken.

September 23, 2014

Sierra Leone’s Three-Day Ebola Shutdown Ends

Health Minister Abubakarr Fofanah deems the 72-hour nationwide lock down in Sierra Leone a success.

September 22, 2014

Obama Sends 3,000 Troops To West Africa To ‘Turn Tide’ On Ebola

Washington (AFP) — U.S. President Barack Obama will try to “turn the tide” on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region. The White House said Obama will travel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

September 16, 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

Liberia ‘To Shoot’ People Crossing Border Closed To Halt Ebola

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” […]

August 18, 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