President of Sierra Leone announced quarantine order by Ebola

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma announced the end of all quarantine measures taken to combat the Ebola virus due to reversing of the epidemic in the country, which has the largest number of cases. “The restrictions on the movement of people will be...

UK checks controls for travelers at risk of Ebola

Upon the entry to the United Kingdom of a infected nurse with the Ebola virus, the country announced a review of the controls for travelers at risk for Ebola, while the patient who is hospitalized in London, is progressing well and is treated with a experimental medicine. Ebola...

Scotland registers its first case of Ebola coming from Sierra Leone

Scotland today confirmed its first case of Ebola in a health worker who arrived last Sunday to Glasgow coming from Sierra Leone. The patient, who came to the Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight after a stop in Casablanca (Morocco) and London, is isolated and under...

Sierra Leone confines its population to prevent spread of Ebola

Sierra Leone on Wednesday ordered the confinement of the population in the north for five days to prevent the spread of the epidemic of Ebola and where also several areas of the country already suffering restrictions on movement. “The five-day confinement affects the entire...

Time magazine chose doctors who fight Ebola as “Person of the Year”

Doctors, nurses and others who fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa have been chosen as ‘Person of the Year 2014’ by the prestigious American magazine Time. “For risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving” lives, said the editor Nancy Gibbs to...

Latin American doctors will be trained to handle cases of Ebola

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will train health professionals from over 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the clinical management of patients with Ebola, announced this Friday the agency. The training courses will be held from 1 to 3 December in...

Experimental vaccine against Ebola generates good response after clinical trial

The first experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus was well tolerated and generated a good immune response, showed the first results of a clinical trial in the United States, published on Wednesday. The experimental vaccine virus did not cause serious side effects and...

The Congo is declared Ebola free country by WHO

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared this Friday off from Ebola outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO) which was detected last August. WHO reported the outbreak in Congo on 24 August and took place in Jeeran County in the province of Ecuador, where 66...