World 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola: MSF

International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said today the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola and called for a global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to west Africa.

Ebola crisis: Six 'high risk' passengers from West Africa quarantined

Six people deemed "high risk" Ebola suspects were on Monday admitted to a quarantine facility at Delhi airport, health ministry said.

The suspects were among 181 passengers who arrived in India from the affected western African countries.

Ebola: Six 'high risk' passengers from West Africa quarantined

Six people deemed "high risk" Ebola suspects were Monday admitted to a quarantine facility at Delhi airport, health ministry said Monday.

Trial Ebola drug 'Zmapp' 100% effective in treating monkeys

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New Delhi: Researchers have found that the experimental Ebola drug 'Zmapp' can help monkeys survive the deadly infection.

Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 before outbreak stemmed: WHO

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Geneva: The rare but deadly virus, Ebola has induced panic all over the world. According to WHO, caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.

Ebola vaccine trials being fast-tracked: Researchers

Safety trials on an Ebola vaccine are being fast-tracked, meaning it could be given to healthy volunteers as early as September, researchers said today.

Therapy for one Ebola strain possible: Indian-origin scientist

In a study that holds promise for developing new drugs against the deadly Ebola virus, a team led by Sachdev Sidhu from the University of Toronto has reported a possible therapy that could help treat patients infected with Sudan Ebola virus (SUDV).

Ebola response `dangerously inadequate,` says MSF official

The international response to West Africa`s Ebola outbreak is "dangerously inadequate," said the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans Frontieres) in Sierra Leone on Wednesday.

WHO staffer with Ebola taken to Germany for treatment

A World Health Organization (WHO) employee who has contracted Ebola arrived in Germany Wednesday, the first patient with the virus to be treated in the country, officials said.

Ebola ruled out in Bolivia case

Health authorities here said today they had ruled out Ebola in a traveler from India who arrived ill at Bolivia's Santa Cruz international airport.

Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug

Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country`s top government spokesman said on Monday.

British Ebola victim flown home as Congo finds new outbreak

A British medical worker was flown home from West Africa on Sunday after becoming the first Briton infected in an Ebola epidemic, and a separate new outbreak of the disease was detected in Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.

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.

WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it will unveil a response plan to deal with the current Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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.

US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in West Africa

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

US doctor with Ebola to be released from hospital

An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus disease while treating patients in West Africa will be discharged from a US hospital Thursday, the aid group he worked for said.

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.