Health workers surround an Ebola patient who escaped from quarantine from Monrovia’s Elwa hospital, in the centre of Paynesville. The patient was walking through a local market in search of food. Photograph: Reuters TV/Reuters

The United Nations and the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) each issued urgent appeals yesterday for international(...)

World Health Organization (WHO) issued a long-awaited report today on electronic cigarettes that called for regulation of the devices and their contents, as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a long-awaited report today on electronic cigarettes that called for regulation of the devices and their co(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Liberian girls read an Ebola sensitisation pamphlet in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Canada will donate a small quantity of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed in its government lab to the World Health Organization for use in Afric(...)

Foday Ansumana Konneh, who reportedly lost family members to Ebola, with his grandchildren, in the village of Njala Giema, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Tommy Trenchard/The New York Times

The signs of a deadly struggle remain: scattered around the houses of the Ebola dead lie empty pill packages, their plastic casings punched through(...)

 Liberian nurses take the body of an Ebola victim  from a home in St. Paul Bridge Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia yesterday. Photograph: EPA

Guinea announced the closure of its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia today in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, a virus that has killed nearly (...)

The WHO’s director general, Margaret Chan, said: “Countries affected to date simply don’t have the capacity to manage an outbreak on this scale on their own.” Photograph: EPA/Salvatore Di Nolfi

The World Health Organisation declared the west African Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency yesterday, demanding an “extraordinary(...)

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