WHO says Ebola outbreak 'stable' in Guinea

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea where the crisis began.

Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse

  Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the haemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday. 

No helicopter flights for Ebola patients: US military

US forces in Liberia are under orders not to ferry Ebola patients or blood samples by helicopter because it would pose a potential danger to the health of the troops, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Mali quarantines dozens as second Ebola outbreak spreads in country

 More than 90 people including U.N. peacekeepers were quarantined across Mali`s capital on Wednesday after a 25-year-old nurse died of Ebola having treated a Guinea man who succumbed with Ebola-like symptoms that were not recognised.

Ebola death toll passes 5,000-mark: WHO

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that 5,160 people have so far died of Ebola acorss eight countries, from a total 14,098 cases of infection.

Factbox: How Ebola spreads and started

West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak on record that has killed at least 4,950 people. Two nurses in the United States and one nurse in Spain have contracted Ebola outside of Africa but survived. 

The following are some facts about the outbreak:

Ebola deadlier, more widespread than we think

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has grown exponentially since May and has already killed over 5,000 people could prove to be much widespread and deadlier that what is currently believed, an analysis shows.

Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

Washington: US philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

Canada halts visas for residents of Ebola-hit nations

Canada has announced it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly virus from crossing its borders.

Liberia opens one of largest Ebola treatment centres

Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president has opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centres in Monrovia amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.

WHO welcomes approval of Ebola vaccine trial in Switzerland

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday welcomed the approval of a Swiss regulatory authority for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital.

Isolating patients before progression into later stages can help eliminate Ebola

A new study has revealed that isolating the sickest infected individuals before they progress into their late phase of illness can effectively eliminate the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

US modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

US health authorities on Monday issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of criticism over state quarantine restrictions, including from the UN chief.

Number of Ebola cases exceeds 10,000 in West Africa: WHO

The World Health Organization has said in its new report that the number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has surpassed 10,000 and the death toll has reached 4,922 in West Africa.

WHO won't discuss Ebola mistakes document

The World Health Organisation said Saturday that it wouldn't explain details contained in an internal document in which the UN health agency said it fumbled early attempts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216: WHO

More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed Friday.

World steps up Ebola action as infections soar

Europe said Thursday it will review how passengers leaving Ebola-hit African countries are screened for infection, as it seeks to contain the escalating spread of a virus recognised as the worst global health emergency in years.

Odisha intensifies surveillance to prevent Ebola outbreak

As a part of its preparedness to prevent outbreak of Ebola, Odisha government has opened an emergency control room and intensified surveillance to keep on a tab on the disease.

Ebola 'most serious' health emergency in years: Leaders

The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed in a conference call Wednesday.

World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council

The UN Security Council called Wednesday on the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola.