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Kansas hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola infection

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.

Challenging What's Possible in Pro Bono Service

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

In Sierra Leone, Care Kits Deliver Assistance and Hope to Families

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.

Bill Clinton hopes to keep working — whatever Hillary does

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.

The new yellow in Sierra Leone: Getting Ebola to Zero

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: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease

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

Maker Making Pots in Sierra Leone

KaiKai News profiles makers in Freetown: Salifu C. Kamara travels under the St. John Bridge to document the production of local pots.

Russia to Donate $2Mln for UNICEF to Fight Ebola in West Africa

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.

We’re not out of the Ebola woods yet

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

New Ebola cases rise in Guinea and Sierra Leone

Ebola-hit countries reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, WHO says.

Ebola Cases Rise in Guinea and Sierra Leone After Steep Drop

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.

Ebola Cases Quadruple in Guinea and Sierra Leone as Rainy Season Sets In

last weekNews : Vice News

A majority of the new cases showed up in Guinea, with the World Health Organization stressing that the hemorrhagic fever "will not go quietly."

Update: Nurse Reflects on Tour Treating Ebola Patients in Sierra Leone

2 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

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.

Ebola Virus in Sierra Leone Mutated at a Normal Rate

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

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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.

Study shows Ebola virus in Sierra Leone mutated at a normal rate

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

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.

Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola in Italy

2 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

The patient was a healthcare worker volunteering in Sierra Leone

Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone May Be Over in 3 Months – WHO Official

The World Health Organization hopes that the deadly virus outbreak in Sierra Leone may end in three months.

Medical News Today: Live Ebola virus detected in survivor's eye months after recovery

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.

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