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Violence erupts in Liberia`s Ebola-hit slum

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:37

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.

UK and Wellcome offer $10 mn for emergency Ebola research

UK and Wellcome offer $10 mn for emergency Ebola research

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 08:19

An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world`s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million).

West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350: WHO

West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350: WHO

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 08:14

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now risen to at least 1,350 people, World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Drug blocks Ebola-like virus in monkey tests

Drug blocks Ebola-like virus in monkey tests

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 08:11

An experimental drug treatment can help monkeys survive an otherwise deadly infection with a tropical virus called Marburg, which is similar to Ebola, researchers said Wednesday.

Nigeria confirms death of doctor who treated Ebola patient

Nigeria confirms death of doctor who treated Ebola patient

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:00

A Nigerian doctor who treated an Ebola virus disease patient has died Tuesday in the country`s southwestern state of Lagos, local authorities said.

Fury as Liberian forces seal off Ebola-hit slum

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:16

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.

Suspected Ebola case found in Myanmar

Suspected Ebola case found in Myanmar

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 14:30

Myanmar has discovered a suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus disease, the information ministry said Wednesday.

2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN

2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:12

The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said here Tuesday.

Suspected cases in Austria not Ebola: Ministry

Suspected cases in Austria not Ebola: Ministry

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:06

Austria`s health ministry has given the all-clear after regional authorities earlier reported two suspected cases of Ebola in two men recently returned from Nigeria.

Three receiving untested Ebola drug improving: Liberia

Three receiving untested Ebola drug improving: Liberia

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:04

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.

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:01

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

UN Ebola czar heads to West Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 03:15

The UN`s new pointman on Ebola said Tuesday he will travel to West Africa this week to shore up health services in the four countries hit by the worst-ever outbreak of the virus.