Guinea

Drugs

Promising Ebola drug isn't effective enough after all, study says

Kayla Ruble
10.13.16
africa

Ebola Is Spreading Again in West Africa — But This Time There's a Plan to Stop It

At least nine cases have been reported in recent weeks, but a new vaccine and other measures are being used to prevent the virus from spreading out of control again.
Kayla Ruble
4.2.16
africa

The UN's Health Agency Just Downgraded the Threat Level for the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever

More than two years after the spread of the virus began in West Africa, claiming more than 11,300 lives, the World Health Organization today declared an end to the international public health emergency declaration the outbreak had warranted.
Kayla Ruble
3.29.16
africa

Liberia Closes Local Red Cross Amid Graft Investigation Into Ebola Funds

After President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dissolved the chapter's national board earlier this week, senior managers convened for a meeting. Then the police arrived.
Kayla Ruble
3.12.16
News

What Life Was Like on the Ground During the Ebola Crisis

We spoke with correspondent Danny Gold about the psychological effects of reporting on a deadly epidemic, and if the world will be better prepared for the next one.
Dory Carr-Harris
1.27.16
africa

It's Back: Cautious Optimism in Sierra Leone as Ebola Virus Reemerges in West Africa

Less than 24 hours after the World Health Organization declared an end to the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the virus sprung up again in Sierra Leone killing a 22-year-old woman.
Cooper Inveen
1.15.16
africa

Ebola Transmission Has Stopped in West Africa for the First Time in Two Years

Thursday marks 42 days since the last Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the virus. For the first time since December 2013, the World Health Organization says that there are no chains of transmission in Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone.
Kayla Ruble
1.14.16
africa

After Two Years and Thousands of Deaths, Guinea Is Finally Ebola Free

Ebola first showed up in Guinea in December 2013. Now, more than 3,500 Ebola infections later, the West African country has gone 42 days without a new case. There are other reasons for optimism too.
Kayla Ruble
12.29.15
africa

Sierra Leone’s Ebola Outbreak Is Officially Over — But the Country Is Still Recovering

After nearly 18 months and almost 4,000 deaths, the World Health Organization declared on Saturday that Sierra Leone is officially free of the virus.
Kayla Ruble
11.7.15
Health

Ebola Virus Remains in Semen Up to Nine Months After Illness Onset

Preliminary study results published today show what public health experts have feared for months: the Ebola virus can linger in semen long after patients recover from its life-threatening symptoms.
Sydney Lupkin
10.14.15
africa

Ebola and Ethnic Clashes Loom as Polls Close in Guinea Election

Tensions are running high in Guinea’s capital as citizens await results from the second democratic election in the West African country's post-colonial history.
Kayla Ruble
10.11.15
africa

It's Been a Week Without Any New Ebola Cases in West Africa

For the first time in more than a year and a half, the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak went an entire week without reporting a single new case.
Kayla Ruble
10.7.15
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