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Fourth person dies of Ebola in Guinea

    A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims. The young girl who was hospitalized at the Ebola treatment centre in Nzerekore

Ebola outbreak in Guinea – Two new cases confirmed

Two new Ebola cases have been confirmed in Guinea, almost three months after it celebrated the end of the outbreak. Three other members of the family are suspected to have recently died from the virus. The cases were reported in the southern region of Nzerekore, where the outbreak began in December 2013. The

CDC warns Ebola might be sexually transmitted by survivors

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday that the deadly Ebola virus might be sexually transmitted by survivors months after their recovery. Based on the finding from a case in Liberia, the CDC issued a new warning that contact with semen from male Ebola survivors should be avoided

Mali Is Now Ebola-Free

Mali is officially Ebola-free after going 42 days without reporting a new case, according to the World Health Organization. The country’s Health Minister Ousmane Kone made an announcement during a national broadcast on Sunday night. During his speech, Kone heaped praise on the country’s health workers and Malian authorities for “weeks of intense

Nigeria declared Ebola free

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Nigeria won praise for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer brought the disease there in July. The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa,

Ebola – What they are not telling you

Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species. This is not the information on your telly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the infection gets into humans through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs and other bodily fluids. Right now in

First Ebola case in Nigeria? UPDATED

A Liberian man has been taken to hospital in Nigeria after he developed symptoms of the deadly disease Ebola, which has killed hundreds in West Africa in the biggest recorded outbreak. Nigerian officials said on Thursday that the man was being tested in Lagos, and it was not clear if he

Ebola Epidemic Said to Be Spreading in West Africa

350 people in West Africa have died from Ebola since the beginning of the year - more than ever before. Experts are trying to contain the fatal virus that has spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone and Liberia. It seems as though the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is turning into

Ebola in Ghana?

A 12-year-old girl who died of viral fever did not have Ebola, blood tests have revealed. Samples of blood collected from the girl suspected to have died of the deadly Ebola virus was analysed by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). The test result did not however indicate the actual