A woman walks past an Ebola awareness poster in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Residents in the country prepare for a nationwide three-day curfew that will allow health workers to conduct a door-to-door campaign sensitizing individuals on the Ebola virus and identifying those who may have already contracted it. Photograph: Tanya Bindra/EPA

The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and called on all states to provide u(...)

A woman shops at Aberdeen market in Freetown. Residents started stockpiling food when authorities announced a lockdown from yesterday to try and curb the Ebola epidemic.  Photograph: EPA/STR

In her free time Isha Turay, an 18-year-old Sierra Leonean student, sells vegetables on Malama Thomas Street in the heart of the bustling capital, Fre(...)

Liberians leading an awareness campaign about the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia. An epidemic is raging in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and has spread into Nigeria and Senegal. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

At least 2,630 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,357 people in West Africa, the W(...)

With just under 5,000 confirmed cases and over 2,450 deaths, the worst ever outbreak of the infectious disease Ebola continues to grow. Labelled a loo(...)

People suspected of having Ebola wait in ambulances to be admitted at Redemption Hospital, a makeshift Ebola holding facility in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times 2:05

US president Barack Obama has called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and has announced a major expansion of th(...)

A Liberian man pushes bread past a wall mural part of a sensitisation programme about the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The United States will ramp up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centres, train thousands of healthcare(...)

Members of an Ebola burial team collect the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. The WHO said  the number of afflicted patients was increasing exponentially and that nearly all the country has confirmed cases and that all new treatment facilities are overwhelmed. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Liberia, the country worst hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, should see thousands of new cases in coming weeks as the virus spreads exponentially, (...)

Medical staff carry a boy (8) who is suspected of having Ebola, into a treatment facility in Monrovia, Liberia. Yesterday Ebola - the reality and the hysteria over it - is having a serious economic impact on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three nations already at the bottom of global economic and social indicators. Sierra Leone is planning  a four-day nationwide ’lockdown’  in a bid to contain the  outbreak. Photograph: New York Times

Sierra Leone plans to impose a four-day nationwide “lockdown” this month in a bid to contain the spread of the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola. (...)

Children watch as a healthcare worker disinfects their family home in Monrovia, Liberia. The European Union has promised €140 million in assistance to West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

The European Union has promised €140 million in assistance to bolster the overstretched health sectors of four West African nations struggling to halt(...)

David Sloman of Royal Free Hospital looks on as British Ebola sufferer William Pooley speaks during a press conference yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A British man who contracted Ebola in west Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free H(...)