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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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, […]
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 […]