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Ebola survivor may have infected girlfriend in Liberia, say officials
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Ebola survivor may have infected girlfriend in Liberia, say officials

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.

Number of Ebola cases has declined, but crisis not over yet, says report
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Number of Ebola cases has declined, but crisis not over yet, says report

The number of Ebola cases might has declined, but the crisis caused by the disease is not yet over, said a report.

Over 10,000 people have died of Ebola since outbreak began: WHO
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Over 10,000 people have died of Ebola since outbreak began: WHO

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.

Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO
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Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

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.

First Ebola vaccine trial starts in Liberia's capital
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First Ebola vaccine trial starts in Liberia's capital

A trial of an Ebola vaccine starts on Monday in Liberia's capital following a launch event featuring musicians.

World must prepare for war against a global pandemic, says Bill Gates
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World must prepare for war against a global pandemic, says Bill Gates

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.

Signs Ebola may be levelling off in Sierra Leone, says WHO
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Signs Ebola may be levelling off in Sierra Leone, says WHO

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.

Ebola ebbs: Liberia plans to reopen schools next month
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Ebola ebbs: Liberia plans to reopen schools next month

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

Pressure upped on IMF to cancel debts of Ebola hit West Africa nations
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Pressure upped on IMF to cancel debts of Ebola hit West Africa nations

"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.

Bat-filled hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola epidemic's ground zero: scientists
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Bat-filled hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola epidemic's ground zero: scientists

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.

Healthcare worker in Scotland diagnosed with Ebola
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Healthcare worker in Scotland diagnosed with Ebola

A healthcare worker has been diagnosed with Ebola a day after flying home to Glasgow from Sierra Leone, the Scottish government said on Monday.

Liberia reports dozens of fresh Ebola cases along border with Sierra Leone
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Liberia reports dozens of fresh Ebola cases along border with Sierra Leone

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.

Blood from Ebola survivors may treat the deadly virus: Reports
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Blood from Ebola survivors may treat the deadly virus: Reports

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.

Two vaccines to prevent Ebola safe, confirms trial
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Two vaccines to prevent Ebola safe, confirms trial

Each volunteer was randomly assigned to receive an intramuscular injection of either the Ebola vaccine, Marburg vaccine, both vaccines or placebo.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon praises Liberia's efforts to combat Ebola
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon praises Liberia's efforts to combat Ebola

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.

Ebola claims 6,900 lives in West Africa, numbers expected to rise
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Ebola claims 6,900 lives in West Africa, numbers expected to rise

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 chief Ban Ki-moon to visit Ebola-hit African nations
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit Ebola-hit African nations

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.

Several months needed to control Ebola in West Africa, says UN
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Several months needed to control Ebola in West Africa, says UN

The UN Ebola chief said on Thursday it will take several more months before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is under control.

Time magazine names 'Ebola fighters' as person of the year
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Time magazine names 'Ebola fighters' as person of the year

Time said the virus struck doctors and nurses in unprecedented numbers, "wiping out a public-health infrastructure that was weak in the first place."

Pakistan man suspected to have Ebola shifted to special facility hospital
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Pakistan man suspected to have Ebola shifted to special facility hospital

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.