Senegal Confirms First Ebola Case - Riots Reported in Guinea City
[VOA]Fears of Ebola spread deeper through West Africa Friday, as Senegal announced its first case and the World Health Organization shuttered its laboratory in Sierra Leone after a healthcare worker became infected with the highly contagious virus.
Senegal Confirms First Ebola Case
[VOA]The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now spread to Senegal, which announced its first case Friday.
U.S. Announces Additional U.S.$5 Million to Support Ebola Response
[State Department]Washington -The infection rate in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has the world health community scrambling to marshal all available resources to help.
Ebola Caseload Could Exceed 20,000 in Course of Emergency, UN Response Roadmap Shows
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the total caseload could exceed 20,000 over the course of the emergency.
Air France Suspends Flights to Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone
[RFI]Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco. West African health ministers, meeting in Ghana on Thursday, are worried by the isolation of affected countries.
U.S Centers for Disease Control Warns of Worsening Ebola Outbreak
[Deutsche Welle]Liberia's Ebola epidemic is set to get worse, the head of the US's top public health body says. Many cases of the deadly virus have not been included in the official tally.
Klerksdorp Joins Fight Against Ebola
[Health-e]Klerksdorp residents are joining other South Africans pitching in to help fight West Africa's on-going Ebola epidemic.
WHO Worker Arrives in Germany for Ebola Treatment
[VOA]A World Health Organization worker infected with Ebola has arrived in Germany for treatment.
For Outbreak of Ebola in MRU Region - Govt Frowns On Isolation
[Inquirer]The Government of Liberia (GOL) has frowned on the current isolation of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in these three countries.
With Better Ebola Response, 'Outbreak Would Be Over' - CDC's Frieden
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -As a fifth African country on Sunday announced Ebola deaths, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), left for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the hardest-hit countries. Friday afternoon he spoke by phone from his Atlanta, Georgia office with AllAfrica's Tami Hultman about the Ebola toll and what he expects from his visit.
Ebola a Blow for Fragile States On the Road to Recovery
[ISS]It seems like a cruel twist of fate. The three African countries where the Ebola virus has rapidly spread and caused over 1 300 deaths since January - namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - have all been emerging from protracted periods of crisis and war. And now this.
Ebola Exposes Shocking Gaps
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -A decade ago, scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Today, they are shocked at the glaring gaps the deadly virus has exposed in the global response to the current outbreak.
Dakar Closes Border Over Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]Senegal has closed its border with Guinea and imposed controls for boats and ships hailing from Ebola-hit countries Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. South Africa has imposed similar measures for travelers.
Ebola Brings Sickness, Fear, Anger
[VOA]A Cornell University professor says when responding to the West Africa Ebola epidemic, officials must consider both the physical and social dimensions of healing. Stacey Langwick said the outbreak has dramatically changed the way people care for the sick.
Outrage Over Global Ebola Response - Calls for Action
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Imagine this choice. Your child has Ebola symptoms. You have no protective gloves to help keep you alive to care for her. But she needs comfort, so you wash her and wipe away her vomit â€“ and you both die.
South Africa Bans Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Countries
[VOA]South Africa said on Thursday that due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus it was banning travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the country, apart from its own citizens.
Ebola - Africa Needs Support, Not Reckless Scaremongers
[New Times]Nearly every corner of the African continent is currently engaged in frantic efforts to stem the tide of the deadly Ebola disease that started in Guinea, spreading to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and other parts of West Africa.
Cabinet Bans Travellers From High-Risk Ebola Countries
[Health-e]Travellers from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia not allowed into South Africa unless they are returning residents
South Africa Issues Travel Bans Over Ebola Fears
[SAPA]Pretoria -Cabinet has issued an immediate travel ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.
WHO Health Promotion Officer Comments On Helping Control Ebola in West Africa
[The Point]Momodou Gassama of the WHO country office has been sharing information with The Point about the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Gassama is the health promotion officer.