Fear as More Reports of Ebola in West Africa

Gambia is on the alert after reports of infected people in Sierra Leone and Liberia, as the death toll in Guinea has risen to 59.

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  • Guinea:  Gambia on Alert After Guinea, Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak

    The Daily Observer, 24 March 2014

    Health authorities in The Gambia appear to have been alerted by the deadly outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever - Ebola disease - in neighbouring West African countries after 59 out ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Ebola Virus - Need for Concern

    The Inquirer, 24 March 2014

    It has been reported that the Ebola virus, which was first discovered in Central African Republic in the 60's has now been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic ... read more »

  • Africa:  Ebola - a Dreaded Virus With No Cure

    Deutsche Welle, 25 March 2014

    Most people infected by the Ebola virus die - there is still no cure. The World Heath Organization has registered 15 outbreaks across Africa since 1976 when it discovered. Guinea ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Ebola Death Toll Rises to 59 in Guinea

    Voice of America, 24 March 2014

    Health officials say an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever linked to the Ebola virus has now killed 59 people in the West African nation of Guinea. read more »

  • Liberia:  Early Warning

    The New Dawn, 24 March 2014

    As an early warning, we are constrained to draw the attention of the Government of Liberia to the alarming news of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in neighboring Guinea. ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Ebola Alert

    The Daily Observer, 24 March 2014

    Health authorities have sounded the alarm bell following reports of Ebola outbreak in the sub region specifically in Guinea. Considering the ease of mobility in the sub region and ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Ebola Epidemic Declared, MSF Launches Emergency Response

    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 22 March 2014

    An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea has prompted the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to launch an emergency ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Ebola Virus Causes Many Deaths

    Voice of America, 22 March 2014

    Health officials have detected the presence of the Ebola virus in Guinea, where an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever has left at least 34 people dead. read more »

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  • Guinea:  Govt Confirms Deadly Mystery Epidemic As Ebola

    Deutsche Welle, 22 March 2014

    A mystery illness sweeping through the southern forests of Guinea has been identified as Ebola. There are fears the virus may have been spread across the border into Sierra Leone. read more »

  • Uganda:  Makerere Designs Faster Ebola Test

    The Observer, 27 October 2013

    Makerere University college of Health Sciences is developing a paper-strip test for the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, officials have said. read more »

  • Africa:  U.S. Provides U.S.$40 Million to Tackle Infectious Diseases

    SciDev.Net, 11 March 2014

    Developing countries will receive extra support to prevent, detect and respond to health threats as the US government announced plans last month (13 February) to boost funding for ... read more »

  • Africa:  New Compound Holds Great Promise As Ebola Treatment

    Voice of America, 21 August 2013

    Scientists have developed a promising treatment for Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a lethal disease spread by infected bats in western Africa. The experimental compound could become the ... read more »