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 Thursday that the American healthcare worker flown from Sierra Leone to its specialty unit in Maryland is no longer in critical condition.
The health worker is the third British citizen to test positive for the infectious disease.
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.
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.
One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died of Ebola Thursday, while a fire burnt medicine crucial to fighting the deadly disease in Guinea.
Here’s a sneak peek at a bundle of thanks, from 107 countries, heading to West Africa in time for the holidays. There’s still time to add your own.
A grassroots association of local Ebola fighters also released a — very different — video.
Dr. Martin Salia, who was being treated for Ebola after caring for patients in Sierra Leone, died Monday. He is the second person to die of Ebola in the U.S.
Dr. Martin Salia contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone. He landed in Nebraska on Saturday afternoon, making him the 10th U.S. patient with Ebola.
There’s no control group, so every patient at a research site is eligible for experimental treatment.
Exclusive: “If you are in the [Ebola] unit and, God forbid, something happens to you, nobody is responsible for it.” Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
Medical burials were reportedly underway for 30 new deaths on Tuesday in a mountainous area where the virus was thought to have been defeated.
For months, most clinics and hospitals in Liberia have been closed because of the Ebola crisis. But that hasn’t stopped dedicated health workers from helping their sick neighbors. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Liberia.
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 girl 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 staffer was a driver for the Sierra Leone office of U.N. Women. The organization said it is taking immediate action to quarantine everyone who came in contact with the victim.
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.
The University of East Anglia said it was “disappointed” to hear the news.
Sierra Leone’s wealthiest citizens have been uninterested in what’s going on in the rest of the country for far too long. This piece originally appeared on Okayafrica.
Updated: Sue-Ellen Kovack does not have Ebola, Queensland Health confirmed.
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?
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.
Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth physician to die of the disease since the epidemic hit Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization said it was unable to pay to transport her to Germany, where she could have received treatment.