Liberia

Fourth Person Dies of Ebola in Latest Flare Up in Guinea

CONAKRY, March 20 – A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims. “The young girl who was hospitalized at the Ebola treatment centre in Nzerekore

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Liberia’s Burial Workers Struggle to Forget Horrors of Ebola

By Kieran Guilbert MONTSERRADO, Liberia, Jan 21 – Clinging to the corpses of her parents, the cries of the four-year-old girl echoed around the house as Ezekiel Kalapelee and his colleagues entered the building in the middle of the night. The former burial worker recalls how the hysterical, hungry child, who had been abandoned by

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Ebola Epidemic Ended in W. Africa But Flare Ups Possible: WHO

GENEVA, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Thursday announced an end to the latest flare-up of the Ebola virus in Liberia, a milestone that marks the first time since the epidemic began in 2013 that there have been no known cases of the disease in West Africa. It said, however, that it

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Liberia Desperately Seeks Honest Civil Servant in Reality Show

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Featuring contestants from a caretaker and nurse to a lawyer, a reality television show in Liberia is on the hunt for a different kind of star— a civil servant who embodies honesty in a country often blighted by accusations of corruption. Integrity Idol is asking

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Boy Dies of Ebola in Liberia, First Such Fatality in Months

MONROVIA, Nov 24 – A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the disease in September, chief medical officer Francis Kateh said on Tuesday. Nathan Gbotoe tested positive last week and died late on Monday in hospital in Paynesville near the capital,

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