Members of a crew  wearing personal protective equipment  after cleaning the apartment where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York yesterday. New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries. Photograph: Reuters

A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward (...)

World Health Organisation assistant director general Marie Paule Kieny at a news conference on Ebola vaccines in Geneva yesterday.Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Health Organisation (WHO) set out plans yesterday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundred(...)

Crisis: an International Medical Corps clinic in Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times

Almost as much coverage has been devoted recently to the panic surrounding Ebola as to the disease itself, with dramatic over-reactions highlighted an(...)

A medic holds a package of an experimental candidate vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV against Ebola virus disease at the University hospital in Geneva. Photograph: Mathilde Missioneiro/Reuters/WHO

Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be availabl(...)

Campaigners shout slogans during a rally in Abuja,  calling for the release of the Chibok school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on fre(...)

Police officers stand outside the apartment of Dr Craig Spencer, who reportedly tested positive for the Ebola virus on Thursday in New York. Photograph: Jennifer S. Altman/The New York Times

A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tested positive for the virus, sett(...)

A golfer hits a tee shot as African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla from  Morocco on Wednesday. Photograph: José Palazón/Reuters

Behind them lay the makeshift campgrounds where they had spent months living rough, waiting for the right moment to climb the six-metre, razorwire fen(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: discussion of his much-feted €300bn investment plan likely to be deferred until December summit. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gather in Brussels today for a two-day summit. A discussion on the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2(...)

A Liberian man carries his sick brother suspected of having Ebola after being delayed admission to a treatment unit due to a lack of beds on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

Before this year, the largest-known outbreak of Ebola comprised 318 cases, in 1976. That was the year the virus first became known to scientists. T(...)

Seán Casey, team director of the International Medical Corps in Liberia. While the BBC was keen to interview him, they told him not to come in to their studio.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rising international hysteria about Ebola is hampering efforts by aid agencies to tackle the disease in west Africa, according to the director of an I(...)