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(Updated on 23/03/2016)
- Falling Ebola cases show 'turning point' - 22 January 2015
"There has been a "turning point" in the Ebola crisis, with cases falling in the three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say."
- Ebola Is Top Health Story for 2014
"The Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 is very different than all that came before.This time, Ebola is sickening thousands of people in West Africa. It crossed into cities and over national borders. The world reacted with shock and fear. And Ebola continues to kill."
- Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study - 23 September 2014
"New figures suggest 70% of those infected with Ebola in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported,
says the World Health Organization."
- Ebola outbreak: Guinea health team killed - 19 September 2014
"Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say."
- Mapping the outbreak - 26 August 2014
"The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976."
‘Highly Effective’ Ebola Vaccine Developed in Guinea - VIDEO - 18 August 2015
"Researchers say they have developed a vaccine that is highly effective at preventing the disease Ebola.
The World Health Organization says the vaccine has so far been 100 percent effective in tests in Guinea."
Ebola survivor mural challenges 'no cure' belief - 2 February 2015
"Over a year ago, when the largest ever epidemic of Ebola began in West Africa, the general belief was that there was "no cure" for the disease.
But a unique mural in an Ebola treatment centre run by the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, shows that the truth is different.
Mark Doyle visited the mural with MSF's manager of the treatment centre, Duncan Bell."
- WHO (World Health Organization) responds to Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa
"In March 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea notified the World Health Organization of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the south-eastern part of the country. The virus rapidly spread to the capital, Conakry, as well as to neighbouring countries, such as Liberia. This is the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. WHO, along with partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and other international organizations, responded to requests from countries and deployed doctors and nurses, laboratory technicians, epidemiologists, logisticians, and other support staff to Conakry and other affected locations."