Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated today as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

79 Indians return from Liberia, screened for Ebola

Seventy-nine Indian nationals, who have been brought back from Ebola-hit Liberia, were Tuesday screened for the deadly virus after their arrival at the airports here. All of them were found healthy.

Six Indians from Liberia to be tested for Ebola

Six Indian nationals who arrived here from Ebola-hit Liberia Tuesday morning have been sent to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for screening and further tests, said an official.

88 Indians return from Liberia, screened for Ebola

Eighty eight Indian nationals, who have been brought back from Ebola-hit Liberia, were Tuesday screened for the deadly virus after their arrival at the airports here and one was put in isolation, officials said.

Ebola 'easier to avoid than malaria': USAID

The head of the US Agency for International Development on Tuesday said poor understanding of Ebola was undermining the fight against the epidemic, pointing out that the fever is harder to get than malaria.

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Ebola scare: 6 Indians from Liberia isolated at Delhi airport

The Delhi and Mumbai international airports have been put on alert as 112 Indian passengers are arriving from the Ebola-hit African nation Liberia from different flights on Tuesday.

Mumbai airport to screen passengers from Ebola-hit Liberia

Elaborate precautionary arrangements have been put in place at the Mumbai Airport here to screen the 112 stranded Indians, who are expected to arrive tomorrow by various flights from and around the Ebola-hit Liberia, authorities said here on Monday.

Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies

One of three African doctors infected with Ebola and treated with the experimental drug ZMapp has died in Monrovia, Liberia`s Information Minister Lewis Brown said on Monday.

Liberian doctor dies of Ebola despite trial drug

The Liberian government Monday announced that the nation`s Deputy Chief Medical Doctor Abraham Borbor, who was recently injected with the anti-Ebola trial drug, ZMAPP, has died.

UN vows central role in fighting `exceptional` Ebola epidemic

The United Nations vowed to play a "strong role" in helping Liberia and its neighbours fight a deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, which it said could take months to bring it under control.

Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

The Philippines said on Saturday it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

Monrovia: Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

Strengthen infection control against Ebola, WHO tells India

World Health Organization has advised India to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) like the current one in western Africa.

Violence erupts in Liberia`s Ebola-hit slum

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia`s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.

Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa`s Ebola toll hits 1,350

Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.

Fury as Liberian forces seal off Ebola-hit slum

Heavily-armed Liberian soldiers and police surrounded an Ebola-hit neighbourhood of the capital Monrovia on Wednesday after a curfew was declared, triggering fury among the trapped local residents.

Three receiving untested Ebola drug improving: Liberia

Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said today, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.