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Ebola outbreak no longer poses global health risk - WHO

The West African Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes a major risk to international public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on

The West African Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes a major risk to international public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on

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Millions committed for Ebola vaccine deal

Gavi, an alliance committed to saving lives through vaccination, has put up $5 million for future purchases of a vaccine from US drugmaker Merck Sharp & Dohme to help take it through late-stage clinic

Gavi, an alliance committed to saving lives through vaccination, has put up $5 million for future purchases of a vaccine from US drugmaker Merck Sharp & Dohme to help take it through late-stage clinic

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Ebola is back after West Africa declared Ebola-free

A aid agency report says a woman who died of Ebola in Sierra Leone this week has potentially exposed at least twenty-seven other people to the virus

A aid agency report says a woman who died of Ebola in Sierra Leone this week has potentially exposed at least twenty-seven other people to the virus

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WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola

The World Health Organisation has declared that Liberia is free of Ebola. It means the latest outbreak of the deadly disease is effectively over. The

The World Health Organisation has declared that Liberia is free of Ebola. It means the latest outbreak of the deadly disease is effectively over. The

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Guinea celebrates end of ebola

Guinea holds a concert to mark the end of Ebola in its country after it was declared Ebola-free by the WHO.

Guinea holds a concert to mark the end of Ebola in its country after it was declared Ebola-free by the WHO.

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Guinea free of Ebola, says WHO

Public education and aggressive intervention have paid off and Guinea is now Ebola-free – so says the World Health Organization, two years after the

Public education and aggressive intervention have paid off and Guinea is now Ebola-free – so says the World Health Organization, two years after the

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Ebola re-emerges in Liberia: three new cases announced

Ebola has once more reared its head in Liberia, where three new cases have emerged a matter of months after the country was declared free of the

Ebola has once more reared its head in Liberia, where three new cases have emerged a matter of months after the country was declared free of the

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Sierra Leone celebrates end of Ebola outbreak

Vigils and celebrations have been held in Freetown to mark the end of Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak, which killed close to 4,000 people in the

Vigils and celebrations have been held in Freetown to mark the end of Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak, which killed close to 4,000 people in the

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WHO declares Sierra Leone free of Ebola

The World Health Organisation has declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola. There hasn’t been a single case of the disease for the past 42 days. The

The World Health Organisation has declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola. There hasn’t been a single case of the disease for the past 42 days. The

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New Ebola vaccine is tested on Spanish volunteers

A new Ebola vaccine is being tested for the first time in Europe on volunteers at a Spanish hospital in Madrid. Forty health workers are being

A new Ebola vaccine is being tested for the first time in Europe on volunteers at a Spanish hospital in Madrid. Forty health workers are being

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Ebola can survive in semen for up to nine months, study finds

New study reveals Ebola to be a disease that can survive for a prolonged period in a male host and be transmitted after the victim makes a full recovery

New study reveals Ebola to be a disease that can survive for a prolonged period in a male host and be transmitted after the victim makes a full recovery

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'Ebola nurse' Pauline Cafferkey critically ill

Pauline Cafferkey was readmitted to an specialist isolation unit at London's Royal Free Hospital last week.

Pauline Cafferkey was readmitted to an specialist isolation unit at London's Royal Free Hospital last week.

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British Ebola nurse 'critically ill' at London hospital

A British nurse, treated successfully in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now “critically ill.” Pauline Cafferkey, 39, is in a

A British nurse, treated successfully in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now “critically ill.” Pauline Cafferkey, 39, is in a

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Ebola-infected Scottish nurse readmitted to hospital

Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a hospital isolation unit. Medical personnel

Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a hospital isolation unit. Medical personnel

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Ebola: is the epidemic over?

It has now been a week since any new cases of Ebola were declared in the three West African countries at the centre of a recent epidemic. The World

It has now been a week since any new cases of Ebola were declared in the three West African countries at the centre of a recent epidemic. The World

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Deadly spread of Ebola 'could be stopped by end of year'

Ebola’s devastating grip on West Africa could be lifted by the end of year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO says Guinea is

Ebola’s devastating grip on West Africa could be lifted by the end of year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO says Guinea is

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Liberia launches child registration drive post Ebola crisis

The Liberian government is on a drive to register more than 70,000 children born at the height of the Ebola epidemic. 70,000 Liberian births

The Liberian government is on a drive to register more than 70,000 children born at the height of the Ebola epidemic. 70,000 Liberian births

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Ebola vaccine trial shows 100% effectiveness in Guinea

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea has proven to be 100% effective, however the results are still preliminary

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea has proven to be 100% effective, however the results are still preliminary

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'Game-changing' Ebola vaccine is hailed by health experts

The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola according to the World Health Organization, after a trial in Guinea found

The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola according to the World Health Organization, after a trial in Guinea found

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Ebola vaccine trials enter Phase II

New Ebola vaccines are tested in Britain and France as efforts to stem the spread of the deadly virus are stepped up.

New Ebola vaccines are tested in Britain and France as efforts to stem the spread of the deadly virus are stepped up.

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New Ebola cases in Liberia raise fears of fresh outbreak

New cases of Ebola have been detected in Liberia, nearly two months after the West African country was declared free of the virus. The authorities

New cases of Ebola have been detected in Liberia, nearly two months after the West African country was declared free of the virus. The authorities

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Italy's second case of Ebola gets treatment in Rome

An Italian nurse who tested positive for Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone has been transferred to Rome for treatment, and three people who he

An Italian nurse who tested positive for Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone has been transferred to Rome for treatment, and three people who he

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Liberia declared Ebola free

Liberia has been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) after 42 days with no new cases. The West African nation was one of the

Liberia has been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) after 42 days with no new cases. The West African nation was one of the

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Ebola vaccines 'appear to be safe' in tests

Two experimental Ebola vaccines “appear to be safe” part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of

Two experimental Ebola vaccines “appear to be safe” part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of

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Ebola virus one year after disease declared in Guinea

It has killed more than 10,000 and on Monday Ebola celebrated a grim anniversary. It is one year since the disease was first recognised in Guinea

It has killed more than 10,000 and on Monday Ebola celebrated a grim anniversary. It is one year since the disease was first recognised in Guinea

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Liberia reports first Ebola case in weeks

Liberia has reported its first Ebola case in weeks, a setback for a country which was hoping to declare itself free of the virus next month

Liberia has reported its first Ebola case in weeks, a setback for a country which was hoping to declare itself free of the virus next month

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North Korea's first tourists since end of Ebola quarantine

Tourists have touched down in North Korea for the first time in months. It comes after harsh entry restrictions – said to be aimed at preventing

Tourists have touched down in North Korea for the first time in months. It comes after harsh entry restrictions – said to be aimed at preventing

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Europe Weekly: Africa seeks international help on Ebola

African leaders seek to raise awareness to the continued threat faced to their continent by the Ebola epidemic; Germany’s Angela Merkel plays down

African leaders seek to raise awareness to the continued threat faced to their continent by the Ebola epidemic; Germany’s Angela Merkel plays down

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Liberia discharges 'last Ebola patient' from medical care

Liberia has discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient from medical treatment in a key landmark in the country’s battle against the deadly virus

Liberia has discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient from medical treatment in a key landmark in the country’s battle against the deadly virus