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New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate—WHO

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak in history, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini)

The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, a child stands near a sign advising of a quarantined home in an effort to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. AP

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000—WHO

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The World Health Organization says the number of people believed sickened by Ebola has risen above 10,000. The United Nations health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Members of the Department of Defense's Ebola Military Medical Support Team go through special training at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Antonio. AP FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000—WHO

---RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT - AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS---This handout photo released by the World Health Organization on October 22, 2014 shows reception by Geneva University Hospital (HUG) of a batch of experimental rVSV Ebola vaccine developed at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada. Licenced by the Canadian government to US firm NewLink Genetics, rVSV is one of two experimental Ebola vaccines identified by the WHO as having shown promising results when tested on monkeys. Trials of the vaccine on humans are expected to begin at the end of the month or early in November   AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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