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Health Workers on the Frontlines of the Ebola Epidemic in Liberia

As we are well aware, the Ebola virus epidemic has swept across three West African countries -- Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- and touched others, including the United States. In Liberia, which has suffered the worst of the epidemic, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Show More Summary

Why your bathtub is actually far scarier than ebola

The U.S. has recorded its second death from ebola, after Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted the disease while working in Sierra Leone, passed away on Monday. Even so, there are still a lot of things that are more likely to kill you than ebola -- including spiders, lakes, food and your bathtub. The chart above shows average […]

The United States Will Grant Temporary Protected Status to Immigrants From The West African Countries Affected By The Ebola Epidemic

The United States will now grant temporary protected status to people from the three most affected, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak. The temporary protected status will allow visitors...Show More Summary

Another Bit of Action on the Immigration Front

Homeland Security officials announced they would give temporary protected status to people currently living in the United States from the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

I got held up at gunpoint in Sierra Leone, and it was adorable

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

SIERRA LEONE — They came out of nowhere, guns raised, their fingers on the trigger. Before I could react, they were peering into my car window. Well, they were trying to. They were each about 3 feet tall. Read full article >>

A CDC Epidemiologist Talks About Life on the Front Lines of the War Against Ebola

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

The CDC's Dr. John Redd spent weeks in Sierra Leone, combatting Ebola. He talks with TIME about the experience

Election Season in Sierra Leone

In October 2012, I went to Sierra Leone to cover the elections, the first without a peacekeeping presence since the end of the civil war. I didn’t have to wait long before I ran into Reagan Bush, a man gifted in the art of mocking earnest American writers. I met him in a bar that […]

Over 25,000 Ebola Orphans at Risk

Churches join effort to care for vulnerable children who have lost one or both parents in West Africa. “My mama is dead in my house and we don’t know what to do.” In Sierra Leone, an 8-year-old boy called the national hotline by dialing 1-1-7 earlier this month. Show More Summary

U.S. to Grant Temporary Protection Status for People From Ebola-Hit Nations in West Africa

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

People from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone who were in the U.S. as of Thursday

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie scores cracking goal for Congo DR v Sierra Leone [GIF]

Congo DR won’t be going to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, so Crystal Palace will have Yannick Bolasie available for what will be some crucial fixtures. They did sign off from their qualifying campaign on Wednesday with a 3-1 win over Sierra Leone, the victory was confirmed late on by a blistering strike […]

‘Critical threshold’: The failed race to save the life of Ebola-stricken doctor Martin Salia

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

By the time he arrived in the United States, Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, had “no kidney function and was unresponsive.” That sent doctors scrambling — ultimately unsuccessfully — to save his life at a Nebraska isolation facility equipped for treating Ebola patients. Read full article >>

Cuba Says Doctor Catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

(HAVANA) — A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media. Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but he will be transferred to a special unit in Geneva at the recommendation of the…

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

Felix Baez is the first to contract virus, out of 165-member medical team deployed by island nation to Sierra Leone.

Doctor with Ebola coming to U.S. for care

last weekNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — A surgeon working in West Africa's Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday, according to a person in the federal government with direct knowledge of the case.

Freetown banks factor Ebola into transactions

Ebola has changed how banks in Sierra Leone greet customers, forcing branches to screen for the disease as lending falls, dollars are hoarded and Ecobank Transnational delays expansion plans. ||| Silas Gbandia Freetown EBOLA has changed...Show More Summary

Ebola-infected doc to be flown to Nebraska from Sierra Leone

A surgeon working in West Africa's Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday, according to a federal government source.

National Briefing | Plains: Nebraska: Center to Treat Ebola Patient

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

An Ebola patient in Sierra Leone will be transported to a hospital on Saturday if he is healthy enough to make the trip, hospital officials said.

US Transporting Ebola Victim to Nebraska This Weekend

The US is transporting an Ebola victim to Nebraska this weekend. The surgeon, a Sierra Leone national, is married to a US citizen and has children. CNN reported: A surgeon who’s a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident … Continue reading ?

Report: Ebola-infected surgeon to be flown to Nebraska

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, "CBS Evening News" reported on Thursday. The surgeon was born in Sierra Leone but is a U.S. Show More Summary

Report: Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, "CBS Evening News" reported on Thursday. The surgeon was born in Sierra Leone but is a U.S. Show More Summary

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