Ebola

October 25, 2017
October 25, 2017

Pre-empting the next pandemic

Recent disease outbreaks, like Ebola and Zika, have demonstrated the need to anticipate pandemics and contain them before they emerge.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone officials confirm a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the latest West Africa outbreak over.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus

Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic began there.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Global health experts accuse WHO of 'egregious failure' on Ebola

The World Health Organization's failure to sound the alarm until months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak was an "egregious failure" which added to the enormous suffering and death toll, global health experts say.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

WHO accused of 'egregious failure' on Ebola

The World Health Organization's failure to sound the alarm until months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak was an "egregious failure" which added to the enormous suffering and death toll, global health experts say.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

WHO to declare end of Ebola in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization is set to announce that Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone has beaten an epidemic that killed almost 4,000 of its people and plunged the economy into recession.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Universal flu vaccine comes

Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Ebola 'lives in eye of survivor'

The Ebola virus has been detected in the eye of a US doctor who had already recovered from the illness.

April 23, 2015
April 23, 2015

Ebola drug cures infected moneys

An experimental drug cures monkeys infected with the Ebola virus, US-based scientists say. The treatment, known as TKM-Ebola-Guinea, targets Makona strain of the virus.

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

Ebola survivors ‘safe sex warning’

The WHO urges Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to ensure the virus is not passed on to their partners.