Scientists Project Tens of Thousands of Ebola Cases in West Africa

FILE - A health worker brings a woman suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus to an ambulance in Monrovia, Liberia.

The latest WHO figures put the current number of cases at more than 5,800, with at least 2,800 deaths


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Scientists Project Tens of Thousands of Ebola Cases in West Africa

The latest WHO figures put the current number of cases at more than 5,800, with at least 2,800 deaths
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Photogallery WHO: Don't Restrict Travel, Trade to Ebola-hit Countries

Some airline bans to affected countries are hampering aid efforts and the ability of experts to reach victims of the world's worst-ever outbreak
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West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

Women's roles in families and the community put them at greater risk for contracting the disease, officials say
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World Leaders to Tackle IS, Ebola During UN Meetings

President Barack Obama to chair high-level Security Council meeting about rise of foreign terrorist fighters, stopping flow of finances to radicals
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Photogallery Ebola Death Toll Rises, But Virus 'Contained' in Nigeria, Senegal

World Health Organization says outbreaks in both countries appear to have been stopped, though regional death toll from disease has climbed past 2,800
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Audio Sierra Leone Ends Ebola Lockdown

Health ministry says it has reached 75 percent of its target of visiting 1.5 million homes to locate infected, educate population about virus
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Video Obama Goes to UN With Islamic State, Ebola on Agenda

Obama, elected on promises to reduce America's footprint in the world, is directing administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises
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Video Sierra Leone's Ebola Lockdown Continues

Thousands of health workers are going door to door in the West African country of 6 million, informing people of how to avoid Ebola, handing out soap
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Liberia Ebola Fight Needs More Aid

SIM USA among groups tackling crisis in Liberia
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Video Islamic State, Ebola to Top UNGA Agenda

US ambassador Samantha Power says annual meeting illustrates 'founding purpose' of United Nations, which aims to bring leaders together to address global challenges
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WHO Continues Ebola Fight Despite Murders

World Health Organization calls for probe, urges empathy after slayings of medical educators in Guinea
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Sierra Leone to ‘Close Down’ Over Ebola Containment Measure

Information minister says exercise aims to curb escalating disease infection rate
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Ebola Awareness Campaign Begins

Government goal is to reach all 6 million in country
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Photogallery Acceleration Seen in Ebola Outbreak, Death Toll Exceeds 2,600

West Africa reports more than 700 new Ebola cases in a week; UN Security Council to discuss international response
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Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said 3,000 U.S. troops are headed to Liberia as part of the fight against Ebola
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UN to Establish Health Mission to Contain Ebola

UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution deeming outbreak 'a threat to international peace and security'
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Ivory Coast Battles to Keep Ebola Out

Ivory Coast, West Africa's economic powerhouse, taking aggressive anti-infection measures and waging a public awareness campaign to fend off virus
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US Official Tries to Allay Fear Ebola Could Become Airborne

Some infectious disease specialists voice concern disease could acquire new mode of transmission -- through inhalation, much like the common flu bug
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Ebola Deals Economic Blow

World Bank Group releases assessment of West Africa epidemic
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French MSF Medical Worker Contracts Ebola

Humanitarian relief organization says woman, who was on assignment in Monrovia, placed in isolation on Tuesday after developing a fever
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President Obama Delivers a Message on the Ebola Outbreaki
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September 02, 2014 12:25 PM
President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak. Along with partners around the world, the United States is working to help stop the disease. The first step in this fight, however, is knowing the facts -- which is why the President also outlines the details about the transmission and treatment of Ebola.
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Video President Obama Delivers a Message on the Ebola Outbreak

President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak. Along with partners around the world, the United States is working to help stop the disease. The first step in this fight, however, is knowing the facts -- which is why the President also outlines the details about the transmission and treatment of Ebola.
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Video Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of Sierra Leone, Speaks with VOA About the Ebola Crisis

"I would want the people in West Africa to know that Ebola is real, Ebola kills, early detection and prompt treatment can save lives."
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Video Dr. Anthony Fauci Speaks to VOA About the Ebola Crisis

"The best thing they can do is to try and cooperate with the health authorities and to listen to and adhere to the suggestions."
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Video Ebola Public Service Announcement by Mandela Washington Fellows

This video features Zainab Ferrah Conteh, a Mandela Washington Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative.
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Video CDC: Ebola and Contact Tracing

The video describes contact tracing a way of identifying new Ebola cases quickly and isolating patients as soon as they show symptoms, preventing spread to others. Even one missed contact can keep Ebola spreading, but careful tracing of contacts and isolating new cases can stop the outbreak.

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Video Experts Fear Ebola Outbreak ‘Beyond Our Capability to Contain’

Each day brings with it new warnings about the deadly Ebola outbreak already blamed for killing more than 2,600 people across West Africa. And while countries and international organizations like the United Nations are starting to come through on promises of help for those most affected, the unprecedented speed with which the virus has spread is raising questions about the international response. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from Washington.


Video World Leaders to Tackle ISIL, Ebola at UN Meetings

Against the grim backdrop of global terrorism and a deadly health crisis, world leaders will convene in New York this week for their annual gathering at the United Nations General Assembly. As VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports, the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State and efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus are expected to dominate discussions.


Video Obama Unveils Plan to Contain Ebola

President Barack Obama has announced a plan to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, indicating the world is relying on the United States to confront the outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.


Video Obama to Ramp Up Anti-Ebola Efforts in Africa

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will unveil his plan to ramp up efforts against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.


Video Liberia Struggles to Find, Isolate Suspected Ebola Cases

The Ebola caseload continues to grow in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, even as more people accept the disease and try to stay safe. Yet the outbreak has paralyzed the country’s public health system, and existing Ebola treatment units are having to turn suspected cases away. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Monrovia where health volunteers are now going door-to-door looking for sick people.