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Sierra Leone

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  • Obama speaks to presidents of Liberia, Sierre Leone about Ebola

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the Ebola virus outbreak with the presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone on Thursday, the White House said. Obama held separate calls with Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Sierra Leone's...
  • U.S. Embassy dependents to leave Sierra Leone due to Ebola

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had ordered family members at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone to depart because of limitations on regular medical care as a result of the Ebola outbreak. "The Embassy recommended...
  • Ebola Myths Recall Old Fears Of 'Dark Continent'

    The fear over the Ebola outbreak is great for stepping up efforts to fight the disease, but a healthy dose of realism would do most people some good too. First, the outbreak does not have anywhere near the fatality rate of up to 90 percent that has been...
  • On Ebola's front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration

    On Ebola's front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration
    After a month on the front line battling Ebola in a hospital in Sierra Leone, the memories that both haunt and inspire British doctor Tim O'Dempsey are of the children. Many memories of children dying in isolation wards while their parents wailed...
  • Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers

    Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to...
  • Nigeria reports two new Ebola infections, quarantines 139

    KANO, Nigeria (dpa) Nigeria recorded two new Ebola infections and quarantined 139 people suspected of being infected with the virus, local newspaper Punch reported Saturday, hours after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national emergency. The...
  • WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'

    WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'
    The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African...
  • Africans, three Ebola experts call for access to trial drug

    The president of Liberia called Wednesday for three days of prayer and fasting as “the ultimate solution” to the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. But many people in Africa and elsewhere called for another potential solution: wider...
  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country
    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...
  • What is Ebola and how does it spread?

    What is Ebola and how does it spread?
    For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread. The risk of the virus moving to other continents is...