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.
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.
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.
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.
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.