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Western Africa

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  • Connecticut Hospitals Prepared, "Hyper-alert" for Ebola-Like Symptoms

    With the second of two American aid workers stricken with the Ebola virus arriving on United States soil for treatment Tuesday, fears and tensions about the potential for the deadly virus to spread stateside remain high. Connecticut's hospitals are...
  • U.S. missionary still physically recovering after Ebola, son says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. missionary who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia is better after being released from an Atlanta hospital but still regaining her strength, her son said on Friday. Nancy Writebol, 59, of Charlotte, North Carolina,...
  • Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

    Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa
    Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak. South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...
  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • Gamers helping in Ebola research

    SEATTLE Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa, killing more than a thousand people, scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design were looking for a way to stop the deadly virus. For inspiration,...
  • Ebola scare may keep West African wrestlers out of championships

    Ebola scare may keep West African wrestlers out of championships
    With the Ebola outbreak continuing to spread through West Africa, wrestlers from that region might be banned from the upcoming world championships. Health officials in Uzbekistan, the host country for the early September meet, said Tuesday they are...
  • Ivory Coast shuts borders with Liberia, Guinea over Ebola threat

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading to its territory, the government said. "Faced...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing...
  • Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas. In...
  • Travel, tourism groups join up to keep travelers informed about Ebola

    Travel, tourism groups join up to keep travelers informed about Ebola
    If there's any good news out on the Ebola virus, it's this: You can't catch the deadly Ebola virus by casual contact with an infected person. To make sure you know this and other information, the World Health Organization and global tourism, airport and...
  • More medics urgently needed to fight West Africa Ebola: experts

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hospitals battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa desperately need more staff, as local doctors leave their posts and foreign doctors are reluctant to come forward, medical experts said during an online debate on...
  • Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies

    Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies
    MONROVIA (Reuters) - A Liberian doctor who treated victims of an Ebola epidemic and then contracted the disease himself has died even though he was given the experimental drug ZMapp, Liberia's information minister said on Monday. Abraham Borbor's death...