WHO: Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia

Liberia may be seeing a decline in the spread of Ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. “Do we feel confident that the response is now getting an upper hand on the[…]

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Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn. The already impoverished west African state was on the slow road to recovery after 14 years of ruinous civil war ended in 2003,[…]

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Ebola threatening Liberia’s existence: Minister

Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like “wild fire”, the defence minister warned Tuesday, following a grim World Health Organization assessment that the worst is yet to come. After predicting an “exponential increase” in infections across West Africa, the WHO warned that Liberia,[…]

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WHO: Liberia to see huge Ebola surge

The World Health Organization has warned that Liberia is set to see a huge spike in infections from the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, with thousands of new cases imminent. The UN agency on Monday said the country, worst-hit in the outbreak with almost 1,100 deaths, faced “many thousands” of[…]

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Top firms urging lifting of ebola travel bans

Eleven top resource-sector executives urged governments to lift travel bans on Ebola-hit countries Monday, saying they “aggravate” the humanitarian crisis. The CEOs of firms operating in west Africa — including ArcelorMittal’s Lakshmi Mittal and Randgold’s Mark Bristow — praised the international response to the epidemic, but said some measures were[…]

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Liberia’s ebola clampdown turns violent

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia’s West Point slum which has been contained as part[…]

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US ‘to send’ untested Ebola drug to Liberia

Liberia has said it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat infected doctors in the West African country. A statement, published on the Liberian presidency’s website on Monday, said the United States had approved a request from Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ship the medicine, ZMapp,[…]

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