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Mar 26, 2015

Mar 26, 2015
Ebola virus

Gene study finds no worrisome changes in Ebola virus

The virus may be more stable than a study in August found.

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015
Baby bath in Ebola ETU

Ebola cases tumble as WHO extends public health emergency

Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.

Jan 05, 2015

Jan 05, 2015
UNMEER's Banbury and Alpha Conde

Ebola deaths top 8,000; exposures trigger health worker evacuations

As deaths top 8,000, UNMEER leadership changes hands, and Guinea launches a new effort.

Dec 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014
Ebola patient in Lunsar, Sierra Leone

Ebola struggle intensifies in Sierra Leone

The WHO and others are waging a battle to stop an "ominous spike" in Ebola cases in eastern Sierra Leone, while the western region is also a concern.

Dec 03, 2014

Dec 03, 2014
Ebola wokers carrying stretcher

Ebola cases top 17,000; activity still intense in Sierra Leone

Ebola cases have now reached 17,145, and deaths total 6,070.

Dec 01, 2014

Dec 01, 2014
Ebola grave diggers in Bong County

Some Ebola outbreak goals met, but threat still looms

Strong international support is still needed, including treatment units, a top WHO official said.

Nov 26, 2014

Nov 26, 2014
Red Cross Ebola burial team

Sierra Leone has bulk of latest Ebola cases; total nears 16,000

The WHO says Sierra Leone is likely to soon surpass Liberia's outbreak numbers.

Nov 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014
Decontamination workers in Liberia

Mali Ebola transmission chain snares two more

Details from WHO on cases linked to an ill imam from Guinea who sought treatment in Mali.

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014
Ebola vaccine shot

NewLink, Merck deal boosts prospects for Ebola vaccine

The small biotech and the drug giant announced an agreement today.

Nov 21, 2014

Nov 21, 2014
Ebola supply plane

Global leaders warn against Ebola complacency

Ban Ki-moon and other world leaders urged nations to continue aid for West Africa's Ebola outbreak region.

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