Ebola virus

 
Ebola’s back – but don’t panic just yet
Ebola’s back – but don’t panic just yet
In early May, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) was celebrating. Margaret Chan was in Guinea, the epicentre of the devastating...
White House: $589m from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus
White House: $589m from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus
Most of the $589-million (about R8.9-billion) would be devoted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for research on the virus and...
Sierra Leoneans: Surviving Ebola - only to face discrimination
Sierra Leoneans: Surviving Ebola - only to face discrimination
Nearly a year after he was discharged from an Ebola treatment unit, Abdul Karim Bah experienced Ebola symptoms. And he has also been stigmatised...
Ebola survivors: "They think we still have the virus and won't get close to us."
Ebola survivors: "They think we still have the virus and won't get close to us."
Nearly a year after he was discharged from an Ebola treatment unit, Abdul Karim Bah experienced Ebola symptoms. He is one of the ...
A doctor reflects on his time spent fighting Ebola
A doctor reflects on his time spent fighting Ebola
Months of talking and more than a year of reflecting, and finally on January 6 we went into the Magburaka government hospital to work alongside...
Comment: SA must close the immunisation gap that parallels class
Comment: SA must close the immunisation gap that parallels class
Just 30 years ago, the average South African woman would have had four children, with the expectation that only two would live to celebrate their...
Guinea declared Ebola free
Guinea declared Ebola free
Guinea was declared free of Ebola on Tuesday after more than 2 500 people died from the virus in the West African nation, leaving Liberia as...
Ebola burials traumatise aid workers
Ebola burials traumatise aid workers
Fatimatu was dead. Mohamed Conte, a member of the Red Cross Ebola burial team, had lowered her corpse into the ground. But when he returned to the...
Sierra Leone suffers Ebola setback
Sierra Leone suffers Ebola setback
Sierra Leone's capital city of Freetown has suffered a fresh outbreak of Ebola, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely populated city...
Sierra Leone forced to rethink its future
Sierra Leone forced to rethink its future
As Sierra Leone rebuilds itself after the Ebola epidemic, it may be forced to move from a mining-heavy economic base. Falling iron ore prices and...
Number of Ebola victims understated
Number of Ebola victims understated
Regional and world leaders have called on the international community to scale up their efforts to rebuild the nations devastated by Ebola amid fears...
Ebola and Nigerian strife to top AU summit agenda
Ebola and Nigerian strife to top AU summit agenda
Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda as African leaders...

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