Although fewer than 40 confirmed Ebola cases remain in West Africa, “success is not assured” in keeping the deadly disease under control, said World Health Organization officials. A $171 million funding shortfall could prevent officials from stamping out the epidemic for good.
On Friday, no new cases of Ebola were reported in Sierra Leone, and the country’s president wants to keep it that way.
The National Institutes of Health announced that the American healthcare worker, who was diagnosed in Sierra Leone and has chosen to remain anonymous, is now in good condition.
The Ebola outbreak left clinics in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone unable to perform routine vaccinations. This makes them vulnerable to a measles epidemic that could kill as many people as Ebola did, experts say.
The health worker is the third British citizen to test positive for the infectious disease.
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The country will now undergo a 42-day waiting period before it can officially declare itself Ebola-free.
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In an exclusive interview with the Dallas Morning News, Nina Pham claims that the Dallas hospital where she contracted the virus failed to provide her with a safe work environment.
The country shut its doors to foreign tourists over fears of the virus in October, even though there are no cases near the isolated nation.
The company producing the new Ebola treatment suddenly pulled out of Liberia, leaving researchers confused.
Liberia is this close to the end of its Ebola epidemic.
The U.S. will focus on scientific research and civilian responders, Obama said. “Today we move into the next phase of the fight.”
President Obama will announce the U.S. military is significantly scaling back operations in West Africa.
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The country’s soccer team will also be banned from competition in 2017 and 2019.
Kaci Hickox, who was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey, called the governor’s recent statements about vaccinations “ill informed.”
Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea have seen the total number of new cases in a week fall below three digits for the first time in seven months.
Cafferkey told the BBC she was “very happy to be alive.”
Following news that schools will reopen in March, the nation will also remove travel restrictions as the number of infections continues to decline.
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It comes after Guinea opened its schools upon making significant gains against the virus, and after Sierra Leone said it would re-open schools in March.
UNICEF told BuzzFeed News that they estimate 11,000 children have lost one or both parents to Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia alone.
Pauline Cafferkey had been sitting up, reading, and talking to family, as she fought the deadly virus, but her condition has now deteriorated.
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A scientific report published today suggests that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa was triggered after bats infected a Guinean boy last year.
The Scottish nurse who recently returned from Sierra Leone has been named as Pauline Cafferkey. This post has been updated.