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West Africa's ebola epidemic, which began in 2013, killed more than 11,300 people as it swept through Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
First, it was ebola. For decades, ebola was a bizarre and terrifying disease associated with remote villages in Africa and a movie starring Dustin Hoffman.

When the ebola virus disease erupted in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, Gambians considered the outbreak as a distant cry until six months later when it struck neighbouring Senegal and Mali.
In early August of 2014, the ebola virus was rapidly spreading through small towns in three West African nations, and doctors were losing the fight to control the outbreak.
An ebola epidemic that began in March 2014 in Guinea continued to claim lives and to spread to other countries (Liberia and Sierra Leone) in West Africa.
There was a certain kind of quiet hopefulness when, in late April this year, the last ebola patient of the West African epidemic - a two-year-old boy - walked out of a treatment facility in Monrovia, Liberia.

Sierra Leoneans will today Thursday September 29th 2016, witness what is arguably the largest convergence of ebola survivors in Freetown as they march through the streets of the capital to express their gratitude for what they have described as "a ...
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which began in 2013, killed more than11,300 people as it swept through Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
On behalf of WFP, UNHRD procured and dispatched construction material and equipment for remote logistics hubs, ebola Treatment Units (ETU) and Community Care Centres.
Although there are currently no major outbreaks of ebola, new ones are likely to emerge in the coming years. Ideally, treatments will be strain-adaptable.
"Twenty-one million people call this city home," says a female voiced intro as '93 Days' opens, signposting the devastation that could have been wreaked by ebola virus disease (EVD) in Lagos, the bustling heart of Africa's most populous country. The ...
The ebola Survivors Association of Liberia (ESAL) and the West Africa ebola Affected Organization (WASAO) have certificated 52 survivors after ending six months of training.
There was a certain kind of quiet hopefulness when, in late April this year, the last ebola patient of the West African epidemic - a two-year-old boy - walked out of a treatment facility in Monrovia, Liberia.
The ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,000 people and was only finally declared over in Guinea in June, was a terrifying experience for those who lived through, or near it.
The world's media has moved on but people in Sierra Leone are still living with the consequences of the most deadly outbreak of ebola in history. In this photo gallery, we look at out how they are coping, two years on. Photos and text by Hazel Healy ...
Franklin Graham headshot mic Acclaimed global evangelist Franklin is now spreading his message from behind the camera instead of the pulpit to uncover the tragic truth about ebola and how the lethal virus nearly claimed the lives of two American aid ...

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was an unprecedented health crisis, causing more than 11,000 deaths and destabilizing three countries.
In addition to providing new data on virus RNA clearance, a nationwide semen testing program established last year provided behavioral and safe sex counseling to hundreds of male Liberian ebola survivors, according to a recently published report.
Just days after she was cleared of bringing the nursing profession into disrepute, she said the screening for potential ebola infection at Heathrow airport was chaotic. Officials manning the special screening room could not cope with the numbers of NHS ...
UBA has co-sponsored the production of the movie "93 Days," a movie which depicts the account of how Nigeria faced its first case of ebola virus and conquered it. The pan-African bank played a significant role in the fight against the ebola virus in ...
UBA has co-sponsored the production of the movie "93 Days," a movie which depicts the account of how Nigeria faced its first case of ebola virus and conquered it. The pan-African bank played a significant role in the fight against the ebola virus in ...
On August 9th, 2016 I visited Liberia, about eight months after it was declared ebola Free. My VOA colleague Jackson Mvunganyi and I went as a team to learn the role music played during and after the epidemic that ravaged that country in 2014-2015.
A $13 million grant to study how the ebola virus replicates has been awarded to a team led by Gaya Amarasinghe, associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University school of Medicine in St. Louis.
A Washington University researcher is leading a team that was awarded a $13 million federal grant to study how the ebola virus replicates, in hopes the information could lead to the development of treatments for the deadly disease.
Who could possibly forget ebola - the virus that we were all talking about before Zika? Although it sounded like something from a bad science fiction movie, it was all too real.
This is just one of the scenes in the Nigerian drama film "93 days" that portrays Adadevoh's caring and motherly nature, even during her dying moments.
We'll accept that Hillary suffers from a hybrid of bubonic plague and ebola, augmented by a virulent case of tertiary in-grown rabies and a genetic predisposition towards spontaneous, instantly fatal leprosy.
Pauline Cafferkey's lawyer, Joyce Cullen, reads out a statement for her client on Wednesday after a panel at the Nursing and Midwifery Council in Edinburgh cleared her of misconduct.
London - A Scottish nurse who contracted ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 and had been accused of concealing her high temperature from health officials after her return to Britain was cleared of professional misconduct charges at an administrative ...
The findings, presented on 12 September at an ebola-virus conference in Antwerp, Belgium, underscore the need for extended tracking of people who have beaten ebola and other rare infections. Researchers have long known that the virus can persist in ...
Led by Lisa Cazares, researchers from USAMRIID and the US Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center described a quantitative method of detecting the glycoprotein GP1, the main antigenic target of an ebola virus VLP vaccine. GP1 is a viral ...
The findings, presented on September 12 at an ebola-virus conference in Antwerp, Belgium, underscore the need for extended tracking of people who have beaten ebola and other rare infections. Researchers have long known that the virus can persist in ...
The Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) is staging a week-long international conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the ebola virus. Pioneers of the first outbreak in 1976 and heroes of today will be attending the ...
The Health and Human Services Department wants to train clinicians using simulations.
93 Days" a movie which depicts the true account of how Nigeria faced its first case of the ebola virus and conquered it, premiered at the Toronto International ...
Although there are currently no licensed ebola vaccines on the market anywhere, J&J's subsidiary, Janssen Vaccines and Prevention BV, is working on a second-generation product, which would provide protection against three killer viruses.
Johnson & Johnson (nyse: JNJ) announced that Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. (Janssen) has completed a submission to the World Health Organization ...
A fitness to practice hearing by a panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council is to begin in Edinburgh. The body has the power to strike medical staff from its professional register.
Hollywood plague movies are usually about a fictional viral outbreak, unleashing chaos and anarchy that can only be stopped by heroes who transcend the ...
Apart from launching war against the ebola disease, the Enugu State NMA embarked on a number of health outreaches, both in the urban and rural areas within the period under review, during which free medical consultations and treatment of patients were ...
Hundreds had already died from the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone when ebola surfaced in Nigeria as a Liberian finance ministry official, Patrick Sawyer, arrived in Lagos on July 20, 2014, visibly unwell.
Chris Christie violated the constitutional rights of a nurse quarantined because she had contact with ebola patients in West Africa.
ABIDJAN, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has re-opened its western borders with Liberia and Guinea two years after they were closed to prevent the spread of an ebola epidemic that killed thousands across West Africa, an Ivorian government spokesman said ...
by Amanda McKnight. Shakopee humanitarian Robin Chance and her family have dedicated most of their lives to helping people in need, so it came as no surprise when Chance jumped at an opportunity to visit Sierra Leone in the wake of the ebola crisis.
"During ebola two years ago, everyone stopped going to the hospital, a lot of groups that were doing awareness work pulled out and were no longer there," Sacra said.
BURNET COUNTY, Texas -- A Texas woman is behind bars after taking police up on their offer to check her drugs for ebola contamination.
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - A judge has dismissed federal claims Governor Chris Christie violated the constitutional rights of a nurse quarantined because she had contact with ebola patients in West Africa. U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty agreed ...
Hickox made international news in October of that year when she returned from treating ebola patients in Sierra Leone and was forced to go into quarantine in an isolation tent in New Jersey after her plane landed in the United States.
In research published online today in science, a team of scientists describe a new therapeutic strategy to target a hidden Achilles' heel shared by all known types of ebola virus. Two antibodies developed with this strategy blocked the invasion of ...


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