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US troops to pull out of West Africa Ebola mission
US troops to pull out of West Africa Ebola mission
The United States military plans to pull out most troops from West Africa which were deployed to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus,...
Mali: More than 500 under observation for Ebola
Mali: More than 500 under observation for Ebola
Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed nearly 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly...
Questions over ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines
Questions over ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines
Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying each...
Sierra Leone Ebola quarantine affects over one million
Sierra Leone Ebola quarantine affects over one million
Sierra Leone has ordered the quarantine "with immediate effect" of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms – affecting more than one million people...
Ebola 'overwhelming' West Africa health services
Ebola 'overwhelming' West Africa health services
Health workers on Wednesday reported being overwhelmed by new Ebola cases at the epicentre of an outbreak described as an existential...
Ebola: More African regions at risk of animal infection
Ebola: More African regions at risk of animal infection
Scientists have created the newest map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus...
No Ebola cases reported, confirmed in SA
No Ebola cases reported, confirmed in SA
There are no Ebola cases reported or confirmed in South Africa, the health department said on Friday.
Sierra Leone's Ebola-hit Freetown is a city on edge
Sierra Leone's Ebola-hit Freetown is a city on edge
Death stalks the rain-lashed streets of Sierra Leone's capital, finally at peace after a decade of civil war but in the grip of a new and equally...
Plans to contain Ebola ramped up
Plans to contain Ebola ramped up
Authorities across West Africa announced a series of measures this week aimed at stopping the spread of the Ebola virus, which reached a fourth...
Minister: No need for Ebola panic in SA
Minister: No need for Ebola panic in SA
South Africa remains on high alert and precautions are being taken to prevent the virus from entering the country. "Our surveillance activities are extremely effective," said Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi....
West Africa Ebola outbreak worst ever, says WHO
West Africa Ebola outbreak worst ever, says WHO
The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three...
Ebola death toll climbs in West Africa
Ebola death toll climbs in West Africa
The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has hit 337 since February, the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, as local health services struggle to contain the highly contagious disease....

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