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  • Leading Sierra Leone doctor battling outbreak dies of Ebola

    Leading Sierra Leone doctor battling outbreak dies of Ebola
    A doctor from Sierra Leone who was leading the fight to battle the deadly Ebola virus outbreak there has died from the disease, officials in that country said. Dr. Sheik Umar Khan died at a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone,...
  • Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine

    Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine
    Liberia struggled on Monday to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine at the weekend, while the U.N. health agency urged affected West African nations to screen all departures in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of the virus. In...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200
    Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the...
  • California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

    Blood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, will be tested by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said. There have been no confirmed...
  • 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...
  • Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

    Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak. South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...
  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO

    Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO
    Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday. The death toll from...
  • African nations pull out of Youth Olympics in Ebola controversy

    Saying they were unhappy about being stigmatized over fears of Ebola, some African countries have withdrawn from a Youth Olympics tournament set to begin Saturday in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Nigeria said it was in the process of sending home a...
  • Doctors Without Borders: Six months to contain Ebola

    Doctors Without Borders: Six months to contain Ebola
    It will take about six months to bring under control the Ebola epidemic, the head of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans  Frontieres) said on Friday, saying the outbreak in West Africa felt like "wartime, is moving, advancing." Joanne Liu,...
  • Team USA cancels Africa trip

    Team USA cancels Africa trip
    USA Basketball cancelled a scheduled trip to Senegal due to concerns over the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The team planned to visit Senegal before the FIBA World Cup later this month. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told...
  • A Simple Step To Slow Ebola Spread: Shoes

    Growing up in Konjo village in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, I remember the walks. Long, cold morning walks to the farms. The daily trek to and from school. I didn't mind growing up this way. But I hated having to make these walks barefoot...