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(...)

Matron Breda Athan demonstrates putting on the protective suit which would be used to treat patients suffering from Ebola at The Royal Free Hospital in London. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Files

A British national who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone is being evacuated to the UK on a Royal Air Force jet, Sierra Leone’s health ministry(...)

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(...)

Sr Mary Sweeney: ‘Being powerless is causing everyone to live in intense fear.’

The bustling town of Makeni falls silent at night. There has been a curfew on motorbikes between 7pm and 7am since an Ebola patient was smuggled out o(...)

The man’s remains have been sent to Letterkenny General Hospital’s mortuary, which has been sealed off. However, there have been no visiting restrictions at the hospital.

Tests are continuing on a man found dead in Co Donegal who is suspected of having been infected with the Ebola virus while working in west Africa.The(...)

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(...)

Dattu Lahai, an Ebola survivor, prays inside her small house in Daru after returning from a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  treatment centre, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times

The neighbours lined up, smiling and mouthing soft congratulations when the van pulled in bearing Jattu Lahai and her 2-year-old daughter. No one mov(...)

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(...)