Last week Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

Liberia, the country worst hit by the Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, although the battle to contain the outbreak (...)

New Jersey governer Chris Christie  has refused to budge on his much-criticised decision to place health workers returning from treating Ebola patients in west Africa in mandatory isolation. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Republican governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has refused to budge on his much- criticised decision to place health workers returning from tre(...)

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson wipes her eye during a news conference upon her discharge from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia today. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas three weeks ago will b(...)

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (left) speaks as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) listens during a press conference on the status of Ebola patient Dr Craig Spencer and New York’s new Ebola policies at the Governor’s office in New York yesterday. Photograph: EPA

A five-year-old boy who recently returned to New York City from the West African nation of Guinea faces more tests for Ebola after initial results ind(...)

Rutgers University Hospital in New jersey, where a nurse, Kaci Hickox, who worked with Ebola patients in west Africa, was placed in quarantine upon her arrival back to the US. Photograph: Robert Stolarik/New York Times

A nurse held in quarantine for Ebola monitoring in New Jersey plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging her confinement as a violation of her civil (...)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray and New York Health commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett (L-R) have lunch at The Meatball Shop in New York yesterday. Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer ate at the restaurant earlier this week and de Blasio wanted to reassure New Yorkers it was safe to eat there. Photograph: Reuters

An 18-year-old West African woman is being tested for Ebola after emigrating to Australia from Guinea with eight other family members 11 days ago, st(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)