Ebola

Ebola survivor Amie Subah tells her story: I contracted Ebola through midwifing a pregnant woman. Unfortunately, the woman was infected and she died of the virus as well as her baby. Eight staff members from the clinic where I worked, including myself, got infected through that delivery. Only two...
A trial of the experimental Ebola drug brincidofovir in Liberia has been halted due to a significant drop in the number of new Ebola cases, coupled with the 30 January announcement by the drug’s manufacturer that it would no longer participate in the trial. Led by Oxford University, the trial into...
Reaching zero cases difficult unless weaknesses in the response addressed A downward trend of new cases is reported in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola management centres across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with just over 50 patients currently in its eight centres. While this is a...
In late November, Aminata Sankoh's mother started to fall ill. Living on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aminata heard warnings about Ebola on the radio. But she didn't hesitate to care for her mother as she grew progressively sicker over the next seven days. By the end of the week,...
A clinical trial of a possible treatment for Ebola began on 1 st January at ELWA 3, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s Ebola Management Centre in Monrovia, Liberia. Led by Oxford University, the trial aims to determine if the anti-viral drug brincidofovir is a safe and effective treatment for Ebola...
A clinical trial for a possible treatment for Ebola started in Guinea on the 17th of December. The trial is led by the French medical research institute INSERM and is taking place at MSF’s Ebola Treatment Centre in Guéckédou, in the east of the country. Although every experimental treatment for...
The Ebola situation has improved in Lofa County and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help and since 30 October there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF's intervention in...
As part of its ongoing emergency response to Ebola in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has carried out the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in Sierra Leone, alongside the Ministry of Health. Teams distributed 1.5 million antimalarial treatments to...
Inside the Ebola treatment center, areas are strictly identified as high-risk, low risk and the outside which is with unknown risk.
The international response to Ebola in West Africa has so far been patchy and slow, and has left local people, national governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on work. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today that the...
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