There are hundreds of bits of data behind the apocalyptic estimate from the Centers for Disease Control, but just one of them drove the headline-grabbing, worst-case scenario. What are the chances it’s right?
A new rural facility brings hope to the country hardest-hit in the Ebola outbreak, but experts warn Liberia could see as many as 10,000 cases in a matter of months.
Whisper users in four West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak shared their everyday thoughts and fears on the anonymous sharing app. So far, more than 2,800 people have been killed by the virus.
Liberians have been sounding the alarm for weeks. Why has real action on Ebola been so slow?
Initially, multiple government sources said the $22-million, 25-bed facility announced by the Pentagon on Monday was intended for foreign healthcare workers.
The head of the Centers For Disease Control, returning from West Africa, says the Ebola outbreak is “the world’s first Ebola epidemic.”
The World Health Organization says the deadly virus didn’t spread.
The facility shut its doors after its top doctor died, but now it’s bringing babies into the world by the dozen.
Nobody asked Jonathan Enders to turn his school’s kitchen into a cafeteria for Ebola’s first responders. It simply needed to be done.
Updated: Nancy Writebol was discharged from Emory Hospital on Tuesday and Dr. Kent Brantly was released Thursday. The lead doctor said their discharge poses no threat to public health.
The move is meant to contain what health officials had described as a hot spot of the disease in the capital.
A Liberian health official estimates 75% of Ebola deaths are women. That’s because they are the nation’s caregivers.
Everyone is afraid of the dead, so the funeral business is slow.
Ebola is at its most contagious in a human body when that body has just died.
A crowd in a slum in the capital of Liberia attacked an Ebola holding facility Saturday. As the government tries to save face, the residents try to separate truth from fiction.
Most hospitals and clinics in Liberia are closed so people are dying of preventable complications.
Doctors Without Borders has admitted its first patients to the biggest isolation facility it has ever built. But it’s still not going to be enough.
Fear and denial of the deadly virus are pervasive in Liberia. The mob exponentially increased the risk in one of the country’s biggest Ebola hot spots.
On Sunday it was announced the man would receive the experimental Zmapp treatment, which the U.S. has now authorized for use in Liberia. However, the firm behind the serum said its supply has been exhausted.
The American doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia released his first statement since returning to the U.S. for treatment.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in west Africa an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response. More than 1,700 people in West Africa are infected with the virus.
But national and international health groups are now stepping things up.
Updating: At least 3,091 people have died of 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. WHO says there could be as many as 20,000 cases by Nov. 2 if control does not improve.
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.
Update: A dose of “experimental serum” will be used on Nancy Writebol, a North Carolina-based missionary who contracted the deadly virus in Liberia.
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.
Doctors say the medical response to Nigeria’s first Ebola case has been swift. But deaths are still mounting in three West African nations.
“This geographical spread is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organizations working to control the epidemic.”