When Ebola takes away the ability to touch, you have to reinvent the language of compassion.
Your chances of getting Ebola, even here in Liberia, are slim. But chances are, if you do, it will take away everyone you love.
The patient recently arrived from Guinea accompanied by her grandmother, according to World Health Organization officials.
Also true: No one knows exactly how many there are. Why is it so hard to count in a public health crisis? Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
The health workers in Liberia’s Ebola wards want more equitable hazard pay and more timely salaries. Liberia’s health minister says they’re welcome to stay home.
Updating: At least 4,869 people have died from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Another strain of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 41.
The group had been trying to educate locals on the risk of the virus in the remote southeast of the country. The dead are believed to include journalists, health workers, and a pastor.
Initially, multiple government sources said the $22-million, 25-bed facility announced by the Pentagon on Monday was intended for foreign healthcare workers.
The World Health Organization says the deadly virus didn’t spread.
He was from Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea, which borders Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The deadly virus was brought to the country two weeks ago by a Liberian traveler. Health officials say three more people may yet test positive.
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
“If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic,” the director-general of the World Health Organization said Friday.
A Liberian government employee on his way to a conference became the first Ebola death in Nigeria. But a specialist unit in Monrovia is ill-prepared to respond to the number of patients.
The World Health Organization says the outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
“This geographical spread is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organizations working to control the epidemic.”
Guinea Pigs have been keeping themselves busy in 2013. These piggies will make you feel bad about not keeping to your own New Year’s resolutions.
The Avengers actor is traveling through Guinea with Unicef, and posted some photos of his trip to his Who Say account. He’s has been blogging about it here.