News & Perspective

Aug 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014
Ebola treatment center

As Ebola outbreak grows, WHO notes case-count difficulties

As West Africa's Ebola toll climbed by 142 cases and 77 deaths, the WHO conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated.

Aug 20, 2014

Aug 20, 2014
Cargo being loaded on a plane

WHO sees start of shortages due to Ebola-related restrictions

The WHO said service suspensions by shippers are starting to squeeze food and fuel supplies in Ebola-affected countries.

Aug 19, 2014

Aug 19, 2014
African girls with hands on one another's shoulders

West Africa Ebola toll grows, along with cautious optimism

The WHO said it saw some signs of improving control efforts and public awareness in Nigeria and Guinea.

Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
Africa hunger

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 2,000 infections

The Ebola total in West Africa's outbreak has pushed past 2,000, as the WHO tempered expectations and addressed food supply issues.

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014
Airplane behind fence

WHO pushes back against Ebola-related flight bans

The WHO voiced concern about Ebola-related bans on flights to outbreak countries and other African nations.

Aug 13, 2014

Aug 13, 2014
MSF Ebola center

Countries take more control steps as Ebola totals grow

From travel-related measures to the offer of experimental vaccine, African and non-African nations take steps to control spread.

Aug 12, 2014

Aug 12, 2014
Marie-Paule Kieny, PhD

WHO: It's ethical to use untried drugs in Ebola outbreak

As deaths top 1,000, a panel says it's ethical to use unlicensed drugs, vaccines.

Aug 11, 2014

Aug 11, 2014
Border patrol

Ebola: Guinea closes border, Canada case ruled out

In recent days, Guinea closed its borders, and suspected cases in Canada and Saudi Arabia were ruled out.

Aug 08, 2014

Aug 08, 2014
Emergency button

WHO declares Ebola a public health emergency

Along with the agency's declaration came an emergency committee's list of steps to limit disease spread.

Aug 08, 2014

Ebola Scan for Aug 08, 2014

Possible use of Ebola drugs
CDC Ebola guidance
State of emergency in Nigeria
Possible cases in Greece, Benin

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