The University of Kansas Hospital said on Friday it was monitoring a patient for a possible Ebola infection after he returned from the West African nation of Sierra Leone and developed a fever. It's just the fever that tipped the balance," Dr. Lee Norman at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, told a news conference.
At the height of last year’s Ebola outbreak, the citizen engagement team at IBM Connections in Sierra Leone put their talents in technology to work, creating a way for citizens to report Ebola-related issues and concerns via text orShow More Summary
When a call comes in to report a suspected Ebola case, Sierra Leone’s national Ebola response system kicks into high gear immediately. An ambulance and team of health care workers are dispatched to the site to transport the sick person to an Ebola treatment unit.
Clinton, whose wife is the leading Democratic presidential contender, called the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "a man-made disaster" caused by their poor health facilities.
Cross-posted from UN Women While celebrating as the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free on 9 May, neighbouring Sierra Leoneans are still struggling to put an end to Ebola in their country. Seeing the crucial front-line...Show More Summary
Ebola virus disease infected close to 26,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Over a year into the epidemic, cases are still being reported in Guinea...Show More Summary
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Moscow will allocate $2 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) programs to fight Ebola in West Africa's Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to an agreement signed Wednesday night in New York.
Guinea and Sierra Leone have reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, providing a reminder that the virus “will not go quietly”, a top World Health Organization official said. Ebola-hit countries reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week in Guinea and Sierra Leone … Continue reading We’re not out of the Ebola woods yet
Ebola-hit countries reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, WHO says.
Officials at the World Health Organization said that there had been a nearly fourfold increase during the most recent week of reporting, to about 35 new cases.
A majority of the new cases showed up in Guinea, with the World Health Organization stressing that the hemorrhagic fever "will not go quietly."
Ms. Hallen, a nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side, volunteered to treat Ebola patients in Sierra Leone earlier this year. Despite the difficult work there, she says she is eager to go back.
Since the Ebola outbreak occurred in West Africa in 2014, researchers have feared that the virus had been able to evolve at a more rapid rate than usual. Now, an analysis of the virus reveals that it mutated at a perfectly normal rate in Sierra Leone, alleviating those fears. Read more...
A sick child. A massive outbreak in Liberia. A sudden spread to Sierra Leone and Guinea, then Senegal, then Nigeria. A nurse in Spain, a healthcare worker in Texas. The recent outbreak of Ebola is devastating but it can still be traced back to one isolated tragedy.
A new genetic analysis of the Ebola virus suggests that it has evolved considerably since its introduction into Sierra Leone in 2014 -- but that its rate of change has been similar to that observed in earlier outbreaks.
The patient was a healthcare worker volunteering in Sierra Leone
The World Health Organization hopes that the deadly virus outbreak in Sierra Leone may end in three months.
A doctor treated for acute Ebola virus disease he contracted at a treatment center in Sierra Leone was found to have viable virus in the fluid inside an eye months after recovery.