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Bushmeat Trade Tests Cameroon’s Ebola Prevention

Bushmeat Trade Tests Cameroon’s Ebola Prevention

The market in Ambam, a colonial town with brick-red cottages and rusty roofs, near the southern borders with Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, is a cluster of booth-sized shops and stalls. Under one stall, a small deer with a slit throat lies next to a porcupine in the mid-January heat. Nearby, other game, concealed in jute […]

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through “super-spreaders”, researchers say. According to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists said super-spreaders, a small percentage of people who are responsible for infecting several others during […]

Mass Graves Beckon for Sierra Leone’s Homeless and Destitute Dead

Mass Graves Beckon for Sierra Leone’s Homeless and Destitute Dead

Volunteers calling themselves the Death and Destitute Organisation bury Freetown’s unidentified bodies, frustrated by lack of action by the authorities It’s first light at King Tom cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and rain is falling on the freshly exposed dirt that will soon cover 26 corpses. A man in white protective overalls stands inside a […]

Ebola Survivors Struggling to Recover: Nobel Laureate Gbowee Backs Grassroots Ebola Fighters

Ebola Survivors Struggling to Recover: Nobel Laureate Gbowee Backs Grassroots Ebola Fighters

A famous maxim of uncertain origin defines insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly, but expecting different results. In her opening statement at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Thematic Debate on Peace and Security, Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee used this definition to describe challenges faced by UN engagements in peace operations and peacebuilding. The […]

New United Nations study finds digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million

New United Nations study finds digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million

Mobile phones serving as digital “wallets” for payments to response workers proved an invaluable tool in Sierra Leone’s response to the Ebola crisis, according to a new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance. With economic instability, natural disasters and political conflict now taking place at unprecedented rates, the new research offers valuable […]

World Health Organization Confirm Ebola is Back as Woman Dies in Liberia

World Health Organization Confirm Ebola is Back as Woman Dies in Liberia

The deadly virus has once again emerged in Liberia, the country hardest hit by the most recent outbreak. The latest case comes amid a new flare-up in Guinea, where over a thousand contacts are being monitored. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday confirmed a new “positive case” of Ebola days after it declared the […]

Liberia Closes Borders As Ebola Resurfaces in Guinea

Liberia Closes Borders As Ebola Resurfaces in Guinea

Liberia’s borders with neighboring Guinea have, again, been ordered closed with immediate effect. The Government of Liberia, through its Minister of Information, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, said the borders will remain closed until the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea is dealt with by the authorities there. Minister Nagbe told an UNMIL Radio […]

Most of Liberia’s Ebola survivors suffer from brain problems

Most of Liberia’s Ebola survivors suffer from brain problems

Most Ebola survivors continue to suffer from brain impairments months after their initial infection, a study in Liberia reveals. The study shows that the Ebola virus “penetrates into the brain and causes lasting symptoms”, says neurologist Lauren Bowen from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in the United States. Bowen and her […]

British Nurse,Pauline Cafferkey who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone is sick again

British Nurse,Pauline Cafferkey who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone is sick again

EBOLA nurse Pauline Cafferkey was flown on an RAF Hercules to a specialist hospital in London after falling ill with the virus for the third time.Ms Cafferkey was originally infected while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014 and spent almost a month in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She […]

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Huddled together in the bedroom of their mud-brick home in rural Liberia, Marthaline Sweet’s children stare at her hungrily as she picks up her one-month-old baby. Sweet, an Ebola survivor and mother of five, chokes back tears as she recalls contemplating an abortion after the virus killed her husband leaving her alone to fend for […]

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