The Liberian Greenbul is thought to be one of the world's most poorly known bird species. As it turns out, the Liberian Greenbul species does not exist as it may just be a variant of an already named species.
Animals October 8, 2017
Evidence points to a contagious bacterial infection that can lead to meningitis in the occurrence of a mystery illness in Liberia. Find out more about this infectious disease from U.S. health officials as well as the WHO.
Public Health May 9, 2017
Two new cases of Ebola virus emerged in Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that flare-ups are expected that is why countries should remain vigilant and prepared.
LIFE April 4, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Ebola epidemic is no longer an international public health emergency. It stressed that countries should remain vigilant and prepared for clusters of new infections.
LIFE March 31, 2016
No new case of Ebola infection has been detected in Liberia for at least 42 days since the last confirmed case, according to the World Health Organization. This marks the end of the Ebola outbreak in the West African region.
LIFE January 14, 2016
A female survivor is being identified as the possible cause of the re-emergence of Ebola in Liberia. The virus may have stayed dormant inside her body but was reactivated when her immune system went down during pregnancy, making her infectious again.
LIFE December 17, 2015
Liberia reported new cases of Ebola virus after almost being declared disease-free. The reemergence of the disease came right after the surveillance of about 160 possible Ebola contacts.
LIFE December 14, 2015
Liberia is on its way to finally eradicating a historical epidemic that is Ebola. The last batch of Ebola contacts has finished mandatory quarantine after the last case of the disease was identified.
LIFE December 12, 2015
The chief medical officer of Liberia announced on Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy has died because of Ebola only a week after he was diagnosed with the disease. Health officials in the country are now investigating the potential source of the Ebola virus that infected the teenager.
LIFE November 24, 2015
Health officials have put 153 people in Liberia under surveillance after three new cases of the virus were recently detected. The source of the new Ebola outbreak in the country has not yet been confirmed by authorities.
LIFE November 23, 2015
Health officials confirmed that Ebola has returned to Liberia after the country was declared free of the disease. Three family members tested positive for the virus and are now admitted at an Ebola treatment unit.
LIFE November 21, 2015
Health authorities in Brazil said that a man who came back from Guinea has recently been tested for Ebola. If the results were positive, this would be the first ever Ebola case in the country.
LIFE November 12, 2015
Studies found Ebola in men's semen can survive longer than the average and may be transmitted sexually. Health officials strongly suggest abstaining from sex or using a condom to avoid infecting sexual partners.
LIFE October 16, 2015
The Ebola epidemic had devastating effect on Liberia's economy but President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that the government is gearing towards rehabilitation. The country is working on increasing infrastructure and access to electricity.
LIFE September 27, 2015
Travelers from Liberia will soon be welcomed in US airports without having to undergo screening protocols for Ebola. The African country has been declared free of the virus transmission thus US health officials have altered the current rules.
LIFE September 19, 2015
Liberia has been declared Ebola-free for the second time after it has surpassed 42 days without a new case after the last patient was tested negative for the virus twice. WHO commends the government officials in their rapid and effective response to the second outbreak.
LIFE September 4, 2015
Is Ebola truly back in Liberia? A resurgence is looking likelier as another death has been confirmed by the health ministry to be due to the virus.
LIFE July 16, 2015
An estimated $3.4 billion worth of pledges were made at the United Nations on Friday by international organizations in order to help West African nations recover from the devastation brought on by the Ebola epidemic.
LIFE July 12, 2015
Liberia is faced with new cases of Ebola after being declared free of the disease in May 2015. The first mortality case of the new outbreak was said to have eaten dog meat prior to his death, but experts confirmed that the dog tested negative for the virus.
LIFE July 8, 2015
Ebola is back in Liberia, prompting a quarantine, the first in the country after it was declared free of the disease by the World Health Organization.
LIFE July 1, 2015
A new case of death due to Ebola virus was reported in Liberia after the country was declared free of the disease in May 2015. Authorities say there is no need to panic as contact tracing is already in progress.
LIFE June 30, 2015
A man in New Jersey succumbed to Lassa fever after returning from Liberia and being briefly confined to a hospital in the state, confirms the CDC and the state’s department of health.
LIFE May 27, 2015
Liberia, site of many deaths in the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is now free of Ebola, the World Health Organization has declared. What about neighboring countries of Sierra Leona and Guinea?
LIFE May 11, 2015
The United States helped, but help came too late and was outpaced by changes in the rate of Ebola virus infections. This resulted in some treatment centers not being used at all during the outbreak.
Internet Culture April 13, 2015
A 10-year-old boy from Liberia was admitted into the ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Ohio due to a fever on the evening of April 12. Thankfully, test results returned no trace of the deadly Ebola virus.
Internet Culture April 13, 2015
Ebola response agencies are calling for caution until further information about the length of time the virus stays in bodily fluids can be obtained. The move comes after the death of a woman whose only known risk factor was having an Ebola survivor as a sexual partner.
LIFE March 30, 2015
At least 10 Americans are being flown back from Sierra Leone to the U.S. over potential Ebola exposure. These people have not tested positive for the Ebola virus but will be monitored over a 21-day incubation period.
LIFE March 16, 2015
Liberia’s a step closer to being officially declared Ebola-free as it releases its last patient from the outbreak in a clinic in Monrovia.
LIFE March 6, 2015
A NIAID-led clinical trial is set to start to test the safety and efficacy of ZMapp as treatment for Ebola, involving participants from the United States and Liberia.
LIFE February 28, 2015
After six months, Liberia reopens its schools and welcomes children back as the Ebola outbreak mellows down in the country. Many parents still fear the virus, however.
LIFE February 18, 2015
Clinical trials have now moved to Liberia after two Ebola vaccines were proven safe for human use in earlier trials, providing a larger-scale means of testing the efficacy of the vaccines.
LIFE February 3, 2015
Liberia will be welcoming 2015 still with the problem of Ebola on its shoulder. The country is going to celebrate just the same, lifting the imposed curfew to accommodate New Year's Eve church services.
Society December 31, 2014
Mass General Hospital has announced a patient being tested for Ebola is suffering from malaria.
LIFE December 3, 2014
Eric Duncan, the lone victim of Ebola known to have entered the U.S. without being under medical supervision, has died from the disease. Some critics are saying delays in treatment may have contributed to his decline.
LIFE October 8, 2014
A man who has been lying on the streets of Monrovia in Liberia was believed to be dead until he twitched his arm while the burial team is preparing to bring him to the crematorium.
LIFE October 3, 2014
Dr. Richard Sacra, who was infected with Ebola in Liberia, has now been confirmed to be free from Ebola virus. He was admitted in the isolation unit of the Nebraska Medical Center.
LIFE September 26, 2014
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has just pledged $50 million to fund the fight against the Ebola virus. The money would be used to buy essential medical supplies and fund research and development efforts.
LIFE September 11, 2014
Because it can. And it should. Ebola is a global problem that all countries must be concerned about, most especially those who have the capability to help.
LIFE September 8, 2014
Researchers have been able to prove the efficacy of ZMapp in a trial with 18 monkeys infected with the disease. They found that even at later stages of disease progression, the drug was still able to combat the disease.
LIFE September 2, 2014
In a bid to prevent the further spread of Ebola, Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf declared a curfew and ordered the quarantine of West Point and Dolo Town.
LIFE August 20, 2014
Angry residents of West Point slum in Monrovia, Liberia attacked an Ebola center stealing items contaminated with patients' blood, vomit and excrement. Patients who were positive for Ebola also disappeared after the attack.
LIFE August 19, 2014
The first American doctor to be treated in the U.S. after having been infected with Ebola virus in Liberia issued a statement about his current condition. Here’s what he said.
LIFE August 10, 2014
Ebola is causing a huge problem in Liberia, and now it appears it might cause a problem for Nigeria as well. So far, around 932 infected individuals have died from the virus, and the number grows rapidly.
LIFE August 7, 2014
Two Americans working with mission groups in Liberia, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were found positive of the Ebola virus.
LIFE July 30, 2014
Ghana is hosting an emergency meeting to fight the largest Ebola outbreak in history. The meeting will be attended by policymakers, officials, doctors, representatives and corporations from different countries.
LIFE July 2, 2014