Guinea Shuts Liberia, Sierra Leone Borders

Guinea has closed its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of Ebola, which has killed 959 people in the three countries. The latest outbreak is thought to have begun in Guinea, but Liberia and Sierra Leone are currently facing the highest frequency of new cases. The World Health Organisation...

Ebola – Lack Of Experience Fuels West Africa Ebola Crisis

When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago – the third outbreak in a dozen years – the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily quarantined people. The quick reactions by authorities and ordinary people helped snuff out that outbreak with only 17...

United States Orders Embassy Relatives, To Leave Monrovia Over Ebola

Washington – The State Department is ordering all family members of US personnel to leave the embassy in Liberia’s capital because of the Ebola outbreak. In a statement on Thursday night, the State Department says it’s taking the action for those not employed by the embassy in Monrovia out of an...

Kenya Screens West African Visitors For Ebola

Visitors coming into Kenya from Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone will be screened for the Ebola virus, sources said here Sunday. Shikanga O Tipo from the Health ministry said told local reporters that the visitors will be required to sign health forms at the airport. He explained that the move was aimed...

African Leaders Agree Steps To Fight Runaway Ebola Outbreak

  West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease. The World Health Organization and medical charity Medicins Sans...

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Tops 700 Deaths

The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone’s capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease. Fears grew as the United States warned against travel to the three infected countries...

Liberia Shuts Schools, Considers Quarantine To Curb Ebola

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, announcing the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the steps, part of an action plan that includes...

Two Americans Battle For Their Lives Against Ebola

Two Americanswho got infected with Ebola virus as they were trying to save others with the disease are struggling for their lives in Liberia, one of three West African nations at the center of the biggest outbreak yet of the virus. They may have been infected by something as simple as wiping the sweat from their...

Ebola Kills Liberian Doctor

One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa – the largest ever...