Tag: Liberia

Extremely Rare Or Non-Existent? World's Most Elusive Bird May Not Have Existed After All

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

Meningitis-Causing Bacteria Suspected To Be Behind Deadly Mystery Outbreak In Liberia

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

Five-Year Old Boy Tests Positive In Latest Ebola Flare-Up In Liberia

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

WHO Declared End Of Ebola International Public Health Emergency

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

WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-Free, Marks End Of Worst Outbreak Of Disease

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

Re-Emergence Of Ebola Outbreak In Liberia May Have Stemmed From Survivor Who Became Infectious Again

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

Ebola Is Back In Liberia: Country Reports New Cases Of Deadly Disease

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

Last Batch Of Ebola Contacts In Liberia Finishes Quarantine

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

Ebola Claims Life Of 15-Year-Old Boy In Liberia

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

Ebola Re-Emerges In Liberia: 153 People Under Surveillance

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

Ebola Returns To Liberia After Being Declared Virus Free

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

Brazil Tests Man Possibly Infected With Ebola During Guinea Trip

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

Ebola Can Be Sexually Transmitted: Male Survivors Can Harbor Virus In Semen For At Least Nine Months

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

Liberia Wrestles With Economic Woes Following Ebola Crisis

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

U.S. Health Officials: No More Ebola Screening For Travelers From Liberia

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

WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-Free For The Second Time Around

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

Authorities Confirm Second Ebola Death In Liberia

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

$3.4 Billion: Amount Of Pledges For Ebola Recovery In West Africa

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

Dog Thought To Be Source Of Ebola Re-emergence In Liberia Tests Negative For Virus

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

Second Ebola Case Confirmed In Liberia: Area Quarantined

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

Authorities Report New Ebola Death In Liberia After Country Declared Ebola-Free

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

Man From New Jersey Diagnosed With Lassa Fever Dies

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

WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-Free: What About Others

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

US Ebola Treatment Centers In Liberia Were Underutilized And Inadequate Says Report

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

10-Year-Old Boy Monitored For Ebola Tests Negative For The Disease

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

Liberia Urging Sexual Abstinence And Condoms To Curb Ebola Spread

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

10 American Aid Workers In Sierra Leone Sent Home To Be Monitored For Ebola

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

Last Ebola Patient In Liberia Finally Discharged From Hospital

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

U.S., Liberia Start Clinical Trial of Expiermental Drug ZMapp For Ebola

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

Schools In Liberia Finally Reopen Following 6 Month Closure Due To Ebola

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

Ebola Vaccine Large-Scale Trial Begins In Liberia

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

Ebola Curfew in Liberia Suspended for New Year's Celebration

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's Suspected Ebola Case was Malaria

Mass General Hospital has announced a patient being tested for Ebola is suffering from malaria.

Life December 3, 2014

Dallas Ebola patient Eric Duncan has died: Delays in diagnosis and treatment to blame?

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

He's alive! 'Dead' Ebola victim in body bag wakes up!

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

U.S. doctor infected with Ebola released from Nebraska hospital

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

Gates Foundation donates $50 million to help battle Ebola

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

U.S. deploys military in Ebola-stricken Liberia. Why?

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

Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp cures monkeys in clinical trial: Humans, next?

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

Ebola outbreak: Liberia president implements curfew, quarantines slum home

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 attack, loot Ebola clinic in Liberia slum

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

Ebola-battling doctor Kent Brantly thanks God 'for his mercy,' recalls outbreak horror

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 death toll climbs to 932 as Nigerian nurse who treated Patrick Sawyer dies

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 test positive for deadly Ebola in Liberia

Two Americans working with mission groups in Liberia, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were found positive of the Ebola virus.

Life July 30, 2014

Ebola update: Death toll at 467 in West Africa, WHO calls for emergency meeting

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

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