Ebola outbreak

Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top US experts say.

August 1, 2019
August 1, 2019

Rwanda seals Congo border after third Ebola case in Goma

Rwandan authorities close the border with the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma for everyone other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda, as a third case was confirmed in Goma.

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Zika virus may hide in organs protected from immune system

The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top US experts say.

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.

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.

May 9, 2015
May 9, 2015

Liberia declared Ebola-free after weeks of no cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, as the country has had no new cases in 42 days.