The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.
Final results from the first round of Guinea's contested presidential election show that incumbent Alpha Conde has been re-elected with 57.85 percent of votes, the country's electoral commission (CENI) announced Saturday.
A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially protects them if given three days prior.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) today said that the Ebola outbreak response has entered its third phase, but warned against "irrational exuberance" as the number of fresh cases dropped to two last week.
The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down today, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.
Guinea`s security services used excessive lethal force and were implicated in gang-rape and widespread criminality while policing weeks of violent anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics.