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Dec 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014
Health worker donning PPE

Sierra Leone announces holiday ban, response surge

The nation announced a ban on Christmas and New Years' festivities and a month-long response surge.

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 09, 2014

Dec 09, 2014
Ebola decontamination

CDC probes Ebola in Sierra Leone health workers, response gaps

Ebola incidence in Sierra Leone health workers was 100-fold that of the general population.

Dec 08, 2014

Dec 08, 2014
Ebola decontamination

Ebola transit units boost response; outbreak total hits 17,800

As groups tailor their response, the outbreak hits 17,800 cases, 6,331 deaths.

Dec 05, 2014

Dec 05, 2014
PCR typing tray

CDC profiles Ebola queries; UN worker sickened in Liberia

The CDC has fielded Ebola questions about 650 people, with 61 (9%) tested for the disease.

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 02, 2014

Dec 02, 2014
Delivery of mobile testing lab

MSF pushes for more agile, hands-on approach to Ebola battle

Foreign governments and aid groups need to show more flexibility, MSF leader says.

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.

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