The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that no new Ebola cases were reported during the most recent reporting period in Sierra Leone for the first time since the beginni

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be eliminated completely by the end of the year if efforts to root out new cases are kept up, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief said Thursday.

The outbreak of Ebola fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which has killed more than 11,000 people, has dropped out of the news as it has been brought under control.

West Africa is currently witnessing the most extensive Ebola virus (EBOV) outbreak so far recorded. Until now, there have been 27,013 reported cases and 11,134 deaths. The origin of the virus is thought to have been a zoonotic transmission from a bat to a two-year-old boy in December 2013. From this index case the virus was spread by human-to-human contact throughout Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

A novel Ebola virus (EBOV) first identified in March 2014 has infected more than 25,000 people in West Africa, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths. Preliminary analyses of genome sequences of 81 EBOV collected from March to June 2014 from Guinea and Sierra Leone suggest that the 2014 EBOV originated from an independent transmission event from its natural reservoir followed by sustained human-to-human infections. It has been reported that the EBOV genome variation might have an effect on the efficacy of sequence-based virus detection and candidate therapeutics.

Two new cases of Ebola have surfaced in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili district after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had not been seen for months, according to an official.

GENEVA – The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the west African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbrea

The home town of President Ernest Bai Koroma, Makeni, was hit by flood early Thursday, 16 July after a heavy downpour.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to host an International Ebola Recovery Conference at in New York on Friday in cooperation with the presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, wh

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone need a further $696 million (£446.13 million) in donor funding to rebuild their battered health services over the next two years in the wake of the deadly Ebola epi

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