A man walks past an Ebola awareness painting on a wall in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. The virus escaped co(...)

One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths and 24,000 people infected. But health experts and charities have warned the danger is far from over. Picture show healthcare workers prepare to go inside of the high-risk area for the first time, at the Hastings Ebola treatment unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in November. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times.

One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths and 24,000 people infecte(...)

A nurse administers an Ebola vaccine as part of a study at Redemption Hospital, formerly a holding centre for the infected in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

A US healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola while in Sierra Leone is in a serious condition at a Maryland hospital, and a second American who(...)

An ebola survivor, Sianneh Beyan, weeps in front of a hut housing the remains of her late husband and relatives cremated as a result of the deadly ebola virus in Disco Hill, Margibi County, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Measles cases could almost double in countries hardest hit by the West African Ebola outbreak as overwhelmed health systems are unable to maintain chi(...)

Up to 700 British military personnel have been working in the west African country to aid the Ebola crisis. Photograph: Cellou Binanicellou/AFP/Getty Images

A British military healthcare worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola.Public Health England (PHE) said the worker, who is reported to be (...)

Beatrice Yordoldo (seated), the last confirmed Ebola patient, poses for photographs with medical staff as she prepares to leave the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images

Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the cou(...)

James Nyema (9) wears pink mittens while singing Liberia’s national anthem at the CDB King Elementary School in Monrovia. Though Ebola cases have all but disappeared in Liberia, lingering fears and a depressed economy have dampened the turnout at schools. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

A couple of dozen students sat quietly inside the CDB King Elementary School’s dim and dusty auditorium on their first morning back. Despite the heat,(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend a conference on Ebola on Tuesday in  Brussels. Leaders of Ebola-hit countries in west Africa attend an international conference in Brussels  to mobilise a final push to end the outbreak and ensure the delivery of nearly $5 billion in aid pledges. Photograph: AFP

Western countries must continue their efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic which is continuing to claim hundreds of lives in west Africa, according to(...)

Premature optimism on Ebola cases

Following a steady decline in new cases in recent weeks, the United Nations (UN) predicted the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be over by June. It(...)

A girl holds a gun in a truck just prior to a rebel attack in July 2003 outside Monrovia in Liberia. The UN believes arms dealers used HSBC accounts. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty

It was a scene of incredible carnage. In July 2003, a recently re-armed rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, resumed its tw(...)