A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official has said, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in weeks.
The number of Ebola cases might has declined, but the crisis caused by the disease is not yet over, said a report.
The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone on Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that it had killed over 10,000 people.
The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organisation has said.
A trial of an Ebola vaccine starts on Monday in Liberia's capital following a launch event featuring musicians.
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the world must use the lessons from battling Ebola to prepare for any future "war" against a global killer disease, with the help of new technology.
Sierra Leone, the country worst affected by Ebola, reported nearly 250 new confirmed cases in the past week but the spread of the virus there may be slowing, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
Liberia plans to reopen schools in February, six months after the government ordered them closed because of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,400
"Staff are looking at further options to provide support to the Ebola-hit countries, through reform of an existing facility," an IMF spokesman told AFP.
More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since a two-year-old boy died in the village of Meliandou in December 2013.
A healthcare worker has been diagnosed with Ebola a day after flying home to Glasgow from Sierra Leone, the Scottish government said on Monday.
Nearly 3,400 people have died from Ebola in Liberia over the past year with nearly 8,000 cases, though health officials say the situation has improved especially in the capital, Monrovia.
While there are no drugs available to treat Ebola, the new approach involves transfusing patients with blood plasma donated by survivors, which contains antibodies against the virus.
Each volunteer was randomly assigned to receive an intramuscular injection of either the Ebola vaccine, Marburg vaccine, both vaccines or placebo.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.
The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached around 6,900 in the three most affected countries in West Africa — Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, a media report said citing the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he will embark on a trip today to Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone, the four African countries most affected by the deadly Ebola outbreak.
The UN Ebola chief said on Thursday it will take several more months before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is under control.
Time said the virus struck doctors and nurses in unprecedented numbers, "wiping out a public-health infrastructure that was weak in the first place."
A 47-year-old Pakistan national returning from Liberia has been shifted to a special facility at a hospital here from airport on suspect that he contracted the deadly Ebola virus abroad.