WHO says millions of candidate Ebola vaccine doses will be made available by 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that millions of doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine will be made available by next year- the trial for which is expected to begin in selected countries of West Africa this December.

Mali's first Ebola case, a 2-yr-old girl, dies
Mali's first Ebola case, a 2-yr-old girl, dies

A two-year-old girl who was Mali`s first case of Ebola has died, officials said on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned she had potentially exposed many people to the disease by travelling across the country while ill.

India still on guard against polio

Despite being declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), India has not let its guard down and is screening passengers from neighbouring countries where the disease is still endemic, officials said Wednesday.

Countries should remain vigilant against polio: WHO

 Despite the victory over polio, Southeast Asian countries should remain vigilant against the crippling virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

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.

Senegal declared Ebola-free: WHO

Senegal is officially free of Ebola with the benchmark of 42 days passing without any new cases, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

WHO ramping up Ebola protection efforts across Africa
WHO ramping up Ebola protection efforts across Africa

The World Health Organization said on Thursday it was increasing efforts to help several African countries fight Ebola if the deadly virus arrives on their soil.

Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO

Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released Wednesday by the World Health Organization.

Four-day polio campaign kicks off in Pakistan

A four-day polio campaign started in Pakistan Monday with an aim to inoculate children against the disease.

Ebola toll nears 3,000 as medics face bed shortage, resistance

At least 2,917 people have died of Ebola out of 6,263 cases in the five West African countries affected by the disease, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO

The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in west Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained.

Israel joins fight against Ebola in Africa

Israel has joined the international effort to help combat the Ebola outbreak across West Africa.

Danish experts to help combat Ebola in Liberia

 Denmark will be sending four experts to Liberia to help support the global fight against the spread of the Ebola virus.

Second WHO doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization said on Monday that one of its doctors in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and will be evacuated.

US missionary with Ebola showing signs of improvement, wife says

The third US medical missionary to become infected with the Ebola virus was showing signs of improvement Saturday at a Nebraska hospital but was still very ill, his wife said.

Sierra Leone orders three-day shutdown to stall Ebola

Sierra Leone said Saturday it will confine people to their homes in a nationwide three-day shutdown later this month aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic threatening west Africa.

WHO wants ban on use of e-ciggs indoors

The World Health Organization has said that use of e-cigarettes should be banned indoors, while sale of the device to children should stop as well.

Battle to contain Ebola intensifies with Nigeria seeking volunteers

The battle to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak continued on Saturday with Nigeria appealing for volunteers to help halt the spread of the virus and Guinea shutting its land borders with two west African neighbours.

Toronto-area hospital treating Nigeria traveler with flu-like symptoms

A Toronto-area hospital is treating a patient with fever and flu-like symptoms who recently visited Nigeria, where a state of emergency has been declared over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.