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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 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014
Ebola survivor holds baby

Surveys, Firestone model yield lessons for aiding Ebola survivors

Survivors face stigma and other complex issues because of the unique nature of the disease.

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.

Nov 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014
Sierra Leone clinic

WHO report details Ebola cluster in Mali

A cluster pushes Mali's total from 1 case reported a few weeks earlier to 6 illnesses, 5 fatal.

Nov 19, 2014

Nov 19, 2014
Ebola patient in clinic

WHO reports intense Ebola activity in large part of Sierra Leone

Although activity appears to be slowing elsewhere, it's still rising in Sierra Leone.

Nov 17, 2014

Nov 17, 2014
Personal protective equipment

Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola at Nebraska hospital

It is the 2nd Ebola death on US soil; meanwhile, the country will start screening travelers from Mali.

Nov 13, 2014

Nov 13, 2014
Monrovia street scene

Liberia ends Ebola emergency; Mali cluster grows

The end of the state of emergency called in August signals a shift in the fight against the virus.

Oct 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Healthcare worker in Liberia

WHO sees hint of Ebola hope in Liberia as quarantine issue burns

WHO official is "cautiously optimistic" that an apparent slowing of disease activity there is real.

Oct 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014
Health workers in West Africa

Obama airs concerns about Ebola quarantine policies

President Obama says policies based on fear rather science could discourage volunteers.

Oct 24, 2014

Oct 24, 2014
Ebola virus particles

Ebola confirmed in NYC doctor as WHO warns about Mali

Mixed news on Ebola: case confirmation in NYC doctor, nurse released from hospital, and concern over Mali case.

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