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.
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 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.
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.