Ebola virus toll nearly 8,800: WHO

 The number of people killed by the Ebola virus disease has reached 8,795, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

Sierra Leone on Friday lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic was retreating.

Evolutionary goal of Ebola virus is to become 'more lethal'

 A new study has revealed that the evolutionary goal of Ebola virus is to become "more lethal."

Liberia cremates 2,800 Ebola bodies

The Liberian government Wednesday said 2,800 bodies have so far been cremated following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Jodhpur man who died at AIIMS tests negative for ebola

 A 35-year old man from Jodhpur, who had symptoms similar to those of Ebola virus disease, died Wednesday at the AIIMS hospital, officials said.

Genetic changes in Ebola virus may hinder potential treatments

 Researchers have identified genetic changes in the current strain of deadly Ebola virus behind the outbreak in West Africa which could interfere with experimental drugs.

UN says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won

The head of the United Nations mission fighting Ebola in West Africa says despite recent progress close to 1,000 new cases have been recorded in the last three weeks and "the fight is far from won."

Man suspected to be infected with Ebola admitted to AIIMS

A man having severe fever was admitted to AIIMS Tuesday amid fears that he has contracted Ebola, which the hospital authorities are yet to confirm.

Schools reopening as W Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic

Children on Monday trickled back to school in Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013, as west Africa cautiously began turning the page on the deadly outbreak.

Africa Cup of Nations winner to reap financial rewards
Africa Cup of Nations winner to reap financial rewards

The 16 teams at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of $10 million with the champions earning $1.5 million (1.3m euros, £990,000) the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said.

Red Cross nurse dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

A nurse working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the eastern district of Kenema, where no new cases had been reported for 37 days, the organisation said Thursday.

Ebola crisis has 'passed the tipping point', says UN special envoy

The Ebola crisis has "passed the tipping point" and there is now a reasonable chance the deadly outbreak could end quickly, the UN special envoy said Thursday.

Liberia aims to be Ebola-free by end-February as cases fall to 10

Liberia, one of the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola, could be free of the virus by the end of next month after success in curbing transmission, the government said on Thursday. 

Mob kills men in Guinea suspected of spreading Ebola

 Two men were killed and their bodies burned by an angry mob in Guinea convinced that the victims infected a local with Ebola, in the latest violence spurred by the deadly disease, police said Wednesday.

Dead US soldier did not have Ebola: Military

 A US soldier found dead at his home in Texas after returning from duty in West Africa was not carrying the Ebola virus, the US military said Wednesday.

After Ebola, WHO blames governments and seeks more clout

The World Health Organization says governments flouted their obligations during the Ebola crisis and wants more power to tackle health emergencies in future, documents published by the international agency showed on Monday.

Suspected Ebola infected aid worker evacuated to Sweden

 An aid worker who cared for Ebola patients in West Africa has been evacuated to Sweden on suspicion of being infected with the Ebola virus.

New Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone as airport checks upped

The Ebola lockdown in the northern Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone was extended on Sunday for two weeks as authorities stepped up the fight to contain the epidemic.

Ebola-struck UK nurse in `critical` condition

A volunteer British nurse who contracted Ebola was in a "critical" condition Sunday, as the new UN mission chief on the disease insisted that ending the deadliest-ever outbreak was within reach.

US medical worker exposed to Ebola overseas: Officials

Nebraska medical officials say an American health care provider who had high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone will be observed at a bio containment unit in Omaha.