Bruce Aylward, assistant director general for the Ebola operational response of the World Health Organization (WHO), gives the media an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on January 23rd. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi

A Scottish nurse who had been critically ill with Ebola after working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from a London hospital after making a full r(...)

File photo of a foreign healthcare volunteer - Mali has recorded a total of six deaths from Ebola. Photograph: Reuters/Baz Ratner 1:18

Mali’s health minister declared the West African nation free of Ebola on Sunday following a 42-day period without a new case of the deadly virus.Mali (...)

Further studies are planned in the US later this month and soon after volunteers will receive the vaccine in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Photograph: AP Photo

Johnson & Johnson has started clinical trials of its experimental Ebola vaccine, which uses a booster from Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic, making it th(...)

Doctors at an Ebola Treatment Center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

A Defence Forces medical team is to be trained in combating the Ebola virus before flying out to Sierra Leone this month. It is the first time a Defen(...)

Johnny McKinstry: “I was very content where I was in New York, I had a good job and a good lifestyle but if you want to achieve anything you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone.” Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty

Not many 29-year-olds have managed professional football teams. Even fewer have managed a national team in the top 50 of the world rankings and none h(...)

David Cameron has said he is listening to medical experts about whether a system of quarantine should be put in place for returning health workers from Ebola-affected areas. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

David Cameron has said Ebola is the “uppermost thing” on his mind following news that the condition of British nurse Pauline Cafferkey is deterioratin(...)

Pauline Cafferkey’s treatment involved convalescent plasma taken from the blood of a recovered patient and an experimental anti-viral drug which is “not proven to work.” Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

The condition of British nurse Pauline Cafferkey who was diagnosed with Ebola has deteriorated and is now critical, the Royal Free Hospital in north L(...)

Crisis workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. The Government has pledged €780,000 to fund ambulances and burial teams in the country to help fight the virus. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/NYT

The Government has announced that it is to provide almost €780,000 to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone, where the Ebola virus has claim(...)

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon is among those on the shortlist for the Tipperary International Peace Award. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A holocaust survivor, a Burmese human rights lawyer and the United Nations secretary general are among those shortlisted for the Tipperary Internation(...)

Pauline Cafferkey (L), a British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, and Dr Michael Jacobs of the Royal Free Hospital in north London. Mrs Cafferkey has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the virus. Photographs: PA Wire.

The British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the (...)