The World Health Organization is careful to warn that a recurrence of cases of the deadly tropical disease remained possible in the 3 worst affected countries
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Mar. 18, 2016) — The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa, the United Nations said Thursday, March 17, hailing it as a “milestone.”
Of the 109 who had been in contact with the victim, 28 are considered ‘high risk’
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 17, 2016) — Sierra Leone’s government on Saturday, January 16, urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following a new death from Ebola just as the country seemed to have overcome the epidemic.
‘We can confirm the Ebola case in Sierra Leone,’ the World Health Organization says after a 22-year-old female student near the Guinean border died 3 days ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 15, 2016) — The World Health Organization on Friday, January 15, confirmed a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a day after West Africa celebrated halting the spread of the virus.
A senior health ministry official says complete findings will be made known to the public on Friday, January 15
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 15, 2016) — A woman in Sierra Leone is thought to have died from Ebola, officials said Thursday, January 14 just hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to an epidemic of the disease.
The mining, agriculture, and tourism industries are trying to recover from the effects of the epidemic
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 13, 2016) — Gold miner Dauda Kamanda has never been rich, but before Ebola hit Sierra Leone he was getting by selling the nuggets he unearthed to traders who exported them across Africa and the Middle East.
It is the deadliest epidemic of Ebola since the disease was first identified in 1976
CONAKRY, Guinea (Dec. 29, 2015) — The UN’s health agency on Tuesday, December 29, declared Guinea’s Ebola outbreak over two years after it emerged, spreading death across west Africa and pushing the region’s worst-hit communities to the brink of collapse.
MIAMI, USA (Oct. 14, 2015) — The Ebola virus may persist in some men’s semen for 9 months after they were initially infected, far longer than previously thought, according to preliminary research out Wednesday, October 14.
LONDON, United Kingdom (Oct. 14, 2015) — A British nurse who was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone is now “critically ill” due to a resurgence of the virus, the hospital treating her said on Wednesday, October 14.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Sept. 29, 2015) — Sierra Leone began a second 42-day countdown to becoming Ebola-free on Sunday, September 27, as it discharged its last two known patients and lifted its quarantine restrictions in the north, local health officials said.
GENEVA, Switzerland (Aug. 24, 2015) — The World Health Organization chief acknowledged Monday, August 24, that the response to the West African Ebola outbreak fell far short, calling for an urgent overhaul of the international response to epidemics.