Ebola Outbreak

WHO identifies new areas as Ebola hotspots

The World Health Organisation this week identified a rural community north of the capital as a new hot-spot for infections. Their story provides a very vivid depiction of what medics – and ordinary people – face in the struggle to eradicate the virus.

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Ebola survivor recounts her harrowing ordeal

Ebola survivor recounts her harrowing ordeal

The latest in our series of special reports on Liberia’s road to recovery.The ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,000 people in the past year – and left many more struggling to rebuild their lives.One survivor is Wokie Gray, who caught ebola while working as […]

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IMF considering debt relief to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa

The economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are facing economic strife following the deadly Ebola outbreak. The charity network, Jubilee USA, is now calling for the International Monetary Fund to cancel their debt to help them recover. CCTV America’s Kate Fisher reported this story from Washington, […]

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Ebola weakens West African mining industry

A year ago, West Africa’s mining industry was seen as a potential boost to the region’s economy. But with the ebola outbreak, the industry has seen setbacks and even pullouts by investors. CCTV’s Stephanie Fried reported this story from Forecariah diamond mine in Guinea.

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Fewer parents vaccinate children, fearing Ebola

Health experts in Sierra Leone said the country’s current Ebola crisis could well be masking outbreaks of other diseases. Since the virus took hold, immunologists say fewer parents are taking their children for vaccinations against preventable diseases like measles and polio. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi […]

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Multimedia campaign features Ebola survivors

A multimedia campaign called ‘I survived Ebola’ has kicked off with a series of videos that feature Ebola survivors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.  The campaign highlights messages of hope and resilience in the midst of the ongoing epidemic. 

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Ebola dominates agenda at French-speaking countries’ summit

Leaders from 77 French-speaking countries met in Senegal for a two-day summit. But this summit, which was also called the Francophone Summit, is at a crossroads. With a majority youthful population, economic and security problems, its influence has gradually waned. CCTV America’s Robert Nagila reported […]

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New Ebola treatment center opens in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s government said the Ebola outbreak there may have peaked. Information Minister Alpha Kanu said new infections will soon start declining, thanks to new treatment centers. However, Kanu called on the United States to send military aid, while The World Health Organisation warned transmission […]

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Serious Ebola challenges remain in Sierra Leone

The U.N. has said that parts of Sierra Leon will miss the targets it set to curb the spread of Ebola, including getting 70 percent of victims to treatment facilities and ensuring 70 percent of burials were conducted safely by December. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi […]

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South African company donates scooters in Ebola fight

AfroCentric Health, a South African health care company, has donated 17 motor scooters to South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, following a call by the minister for South African businesses to support the United Nations Ebola Response Fund. CCTV America’s Rene del Carme reported this […]

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U.S. hospitals stock up on Ebola prevention supplies

Craig Spencer, the last Ebola patient in the U.S., was released from a New York hospital on Tuesday free of the virus. Meanwhile, hospitals and medical supply companies around the country are still stepping up efforts to deal with the virus. CCTV America’s Roza Kazan […]

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WHO appeals for more funds as Ebola deaths pass 5,000

At least 5,160 people have died in the most widespread Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. It also said that of the $260 million needed to combat the disease, just under half had been received and another 15 percent had been […]

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Malian town under Ebola surveillance

The western town of Kayes is known by some as the pressure cooker of Africa as a result of its oppressive heat. At the moment, however, Kayes is feeling a different kind of pressure resulting from the possibility of Ebola breaking out in Mali.

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