Ebola infected child from Mali dead

The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country`s first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, a media report said Saturday.

Mali's first Ebola case, a 2-yr-old girl, dies
Mali's first Ebola case, a 2-yr-old girl, dies

A two-year-old girl who was Mali`s first case of Ebola has died, officials said on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned she had potentially exposed many people to the disease by travelling across the country while ill.

China announces USD 82 million aid to fight Ebola in Africa

China on Friday announced USD 82 million aid to Ebola-hit West African countries scaling up its contribution to about USD 90 million, a move seen as an attempt to match US efforts to fight the deadly disease.

First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali: Health Ministry
First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali: Health Ministry

Mali's Health Ministry has said the country had its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl who had recently been in Guinea tested positive for the virus.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Federal officials working to keep Ebola from spreading into the US have ordered that all travellers who come into the US from three Ebola-stricken West African nations now be monitored for three weeks.

Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

At least 4,877 people have died in the world`s worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. 

US to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through 5 airports

The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola

Cuban doctors and nurses departing for West Africa to combat Ebola consider themselves lucky. Among the 15,000 who volunteered, they are among only 256 who have been chosen for the job.

US tightens restrictions on air travel from Ebola zone

The United States on Tuesday tightened restrictions on travelers arriving from the West African countries gripped by an Ebola outbreak, funneling them into five airports with extra health checks.

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.

Ebola fear ends for dozens on US watch lists

Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but more than 260 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the US government ramped up its response to the virus.

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Liberia's president has declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.

Air France unions seek to stop flights to Guinea

Air France flight attendant unions Friday called for a halt to services to the Guinean capital Conakry due to concerns about a "serious risk" of spreading Ebola.

Senegal declared Ebola-free: WHO

Senegal is officially free of Ebola with the benchmark of 42 days passing without any new cases, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

France `on alert` as Ebola prevention stepped up

France announced on Friday it had appointed a team of experts to step up its response to the Ebola virus, and would boost efforts to help west African nations battling the disease.

Philippines rebuffs request to send medics to Ebola-hit areas

The Philippines has rebuffed a US request to dispatch medical workers to Ebola-hit regions, with the Health Ministry saying boosting the country`s defences against any local outbreaks was the priority. 

WHO ramping up Ebola protection efforts across Africa
WHO ramping up Ebola protection efforts across Africa

The World Health Organization said on Thursday it was increasing efforts to help several African countries fight Ebola if the deadly virus arrives on their soil.

Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads in West Africa: WHO

A total of 4,493 people have died from the world`s worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. 

Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO

Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released Wednesday by the World Health Organization.

EU suggests informing travellers about Ebola at airports

The EU suggested on Wednesday that member states give medical information at airports to travellers from Ebola-hit west African countries but stopped short of recommending full continent-wide screening.