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  • Ivory Coast shuts borders with Liberia, Guinea over Ebola threat

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading to its territory, the government said. "Faced...
  • Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas. In...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on...
  • Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies

    Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies
    MONROVIA (Reuters) - A Liberian doctor who treated victims of an Ebola epidemic and then contracted the disease himself has died even though he was given the experimental drug ZMapp, Liberia's information minister said on Monday. Abraham Borbor's death...
  • Briton with Ebola evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Briton with Ebola evacuated from Sierra Leone
    A Royal Air Force plane carrying a British citizen who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone took off from the airport in the capital Freetown on Sunday bound for Britain, a Reuters witness said. The Briton, believed to be a medical volunteer...
  • Philippines to repatriate workers from Ebola-hit West Africa

    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is pulling out almost 3,500 workers from three West African states due to the Ebola outbreak, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, a day after Filipino troops in Liberia were ordered to go home. "We are preparing for...
  • Sierra Leone 'hero' doctor's death exposes slow Ebola response

    FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) - When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone's most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from...
  • First British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

    First British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone
    A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease that has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday. The World Health...
  • Costa de Marfil cierra fronteras occidentales por la amenaza del ébola

    ABIYÁN (Reuters) - Costa de Marfil ha cerrado las fronteras terrestres con sus vecinos del África Occidental afectados por el ébola para evitar la propagación a su territorio del brote más mortal de este virus, anunció el gobierno del país. Varios...
  • Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

    Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought
    Brazilian ticks that carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in as little as 10 minutes if they had recently fed on another animal, a new study found. "The current literature, including medical textbooks and guidelines...
  • Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola

    Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola
    Clashes erupted Wednesday as security forces sealed off a sprawling seaside slum in the Liberian capital in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Angry residents stormed barbed-wire barricades and threw stones at the troops, who fired...