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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
Public education and aggressive intervention have paid off and Guinea is now Ebola-free – so says the World Health Organization, two years after 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
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
Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been readmitted to a hospital isolation unit. Medical personnel
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
Students have been heading back to schools in Sierra Leone, nine months after classes were cancelled because of the Ebola outbreak. It is seen as a
Back to class at one Liberian school after a seven-month break. The Ebola epidemic had hidden costs, too, and now the disease appears to be on the
Liberia has reopened its land border with Sierra Leone after several months of closure. The move is a sign things are returning to normal following
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to be slowing down, according to the UN special envoy on the virus, but he added the battle was far from
Months of hard work lie ahead but the world can stamp out the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by the end of the year according to the outgoing chief of
An uncertain future faces some 450 migrants on board a cargo ship abandoned by its crew off Italy in a new tactic by people smugglers.
As Ebola continues its relentless spread in West Africa, Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has asked people to observe a week of fasting and prayer.
Health workers in Sierra Leone attempt to offer the feeling of Christmas to patients being treated for Ebola.
Sierra Leone has imposed a mandatory lockdown in its Northern Region in an effort to stop the spread of an Ebola outbreak. Markets and shops have
In Sierra Leone, there is no let up in the fight against Ebola. The country now accounts for more than half of the known cases of the disease. At the
During a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus
Is this scene a sign of the task facing health authorities in West Africa? The footage shows crowds swarming around the body of a suspected Ebola
Sierra Leone has announced house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and internal travel restrictions as part of a new plan to battle the outbreak
An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has returned home for treatment. Video released by the Italian Air Force shows
A Dutch navy vessel delivered relief supplies to Freetown, Sierra Leone on November 19. The ship is carrying supplies for the Ebola-stricken
A surgeon from Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the USA after arriving from West Africa over the weekend. A permanent US resident, Dr Martin Salia
A surgeon from Sierra Leone who is critically ill with Ebola has been flown to the United States for treatment. Transferred to a waiting ambulance
Liberia has ended its state of emergency over Ebola in place since August. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also announced that night curfews would
Significant international aid is finally making its way to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola. British military ship The Argus has
At least 4,877 people have died in the world’s worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been registered. The
Two people have died after violence erupted over Ebola tests in Sierra Leone. A riot occurred in Koidu Town after a medical team attempted to take
Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases. Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health
It is an unenviable job burying the bodies of Ebola victims but in Sierra Leone some grave diggers have gone on strike over the non-payment of a