A Liberian healthcare workers preparing to pick up the body of a victim of Ebola from the waiting area of the ELWA hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the UN health agency said today, warning that an international effort costing (...)

More than 240 healthcare workers have contracted Ebola in west Africa, 120 of whom have died. The WHO cites shortages of protective equipment as one cause of the high numbers infected.

An Irish charity has announced it is raising money to buy protective suits for health workers managing the Ebola virus outbreak abroad. The Leprosy Mi(...)

Sr Conchita McDonnell and Sr Monica Devine. They have spent their lives educating the poorest of women. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Idealism, they say, dies with age. This was probably how that elderly former French prime minister Aristide Briand could say the person who wasn’t a s(...)

Residents of the West Point slum wait for food aid during the second day of the government’s Ebola quarantine on their neighbourhood in Monrovia, Liberia, on Thursday. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images)

There will be “suspect” cases of Ebola infection in Ireland for some time, one of the State’s most senior health officials has said. Dr Kevin Kelleher(...)

Kent Brantly, an Ebola patient at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, with his wife, Amber Brantly, during a press conference announcing his release from the hospital yesterday. Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Two American aid workers who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola they contracted in Liberia now pose no health risk to the public after bein(...)

Tests are being carried out for the Ebola virus and isolation procedures have been put in place after a death in Co Donegal. The person was found dead late last night and taken to Letterkenny General Hospital (pictured), it is understood. Photograph: Google Street View

Tests are being carried out for the Ebola virus and isolation procedures have been put in place after the death of a man in his early 40s in Co Donega(...)

It may be one of the most sought after places to live judging by property prices but in terms of liveability Dublin comes way down the list.According (...)

Health inspection officers help a mock patient get into a negative pressure isolation stretcher during a drill to demonstrate the procedures of transporting an Ebola victim at Shenzhen Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureauin China. Photograph: Reuters.

Authorities in Liberia have found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine centre in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to anot(...)

One of the issues raised by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa runs to the core of medical ethics: how to decide who should benefit from a limi(...)

Demonstrators hold up banners during a rally that was held to mark the 120th day since the abduction of two hundred school girls by the Boko Haram. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto truc(...)