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The Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory University Hospital officials confirmed a patient who contracted Ebola disease in West Africa will be treated in a special built isolation ward, which is near the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Photograph: Erik S. Lesser/EPA

A US aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-s(...)

A Liberian street vendor wears protective gloves as a precaution to prevent infection with the deadly Ebola virus while conducting business with customers in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Few diseases cause as much fear as Ebola, which was first discovered nearly four decades ago and has been occurring ever more frequently.Five strains (...)

 Liberia immigration officers, wearing protective hand gloves to avoid contact with the deadly Ebola virus, inspect the travel documents of Sierra Leonean nationals at  border between Liberia and Sierra leone. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to c(...)

Undated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) handout photo of the Ebola virus. Photograph:  Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire

The likelihood of an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Ireland is “very low”, according to the Health Protection Surveillance centre (HSPC). A statement (...)

A Liberian money exchanger washes hands between customers as a precaution to prevent infection with the deadly Ebola virus. The deadly tropical virus was first detected in Guinea where at least 34 people were reportedly killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea‘s capita(...)

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. Ebola has killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it was first diagnosed in February. Photograph: Tommy Trenchard/Reuters

The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital yesterday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the high(...)

Medical staff take a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient at the government hospital in Kenema in Sierra Leone. Photograph: Reuters

The Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to Nigeria. The disease has spread to Africa’s after a(...)

Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone, in Freetown in June. Photograph: Umaru Fofana/Reuters

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president’s office has said. Sheik Umar K(...)

A Liberian woman reads an Ebola information poster on the prevention of the Ebola epidemic, during UNICEF’s sensitisation campaign. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West African countries neighbouring those hit by the Ebola epidemic including Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegtions neal and Guinea Bissau should prepare for (...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Against the background of a sunny blue sky and in a St Peter’s Square decked out with thousands of blooming flowers, Pope Francis this morning (...)

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