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Western Africa

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  • 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...
  • Guinea reopens Ebola clinic as sick spill over border

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea said on Saturday it will reopen an Ebola clinic in its remote southeast as sick nationals living in Liberia and Sierra Leone spill over the borders in search of better treatment. West Africa's Guinea, the first country in the...
  • WHO pulls personnel from Ebola lab after health worker infected

    WHO pulls personnel from Ebola lab after health worker infected
    The U.N. health organization said Tuesday that it had temporarily withdrawn personnel from an Ebola testing laboratory in eastern Sierra Leone – one of only two in the country -- after an epidemiologist deployed to the area became infected with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Liberian doctor with Ebola given experimental drug dies

    Liberian doctor with Ebola given experimental drug dies
    One of three African doctors infected with Ebola and treated with the experimental drug ZMapp has died in Monrovia, Liberia's Information Minister Lewis Brown said on Monday. Asked to confirm the death of doctor Abraham Borbor, Brown said: "That is...
  • Canada's Immunovaccine Inc says test of Ebola vaccine promising

    WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Four monkeys survived the Ebola virus after being injected with a vaccine that included Immunovaccine Inc's technology, the tiny Canadian company said on Monday, and the announcement sent its stock soaring. The Halifax, Nova...
  • Planeload of Ebola supplies set to leave Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas When pilot Mick Waldrop guides his company's 737 to takeoff Tuesday at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, he will be embarking on a mission that, in many ways, is just like any other flight of his in four decades of aviation. But in other...
  • Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country's top government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Two new Ebola cases in Nigeria dash hopes of quick containment

    Nigeria reported two new cases of Ebola virus Friday, days after the government expressed hope that the country could soon be Ebola-free. Both are spouses of two patients who had direct contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian American who brought...
  • Briton with Ebola evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Briton with Ebola evacuated from Sierra Leone
    A Royal Air Force plane carrying a British citizen who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone took off from the airport in the capital Freetown on Sunday bound for Britain, a Reuters witness said. The Briton, believed to be a medical volunteer...