Ebola is a virus originating in wild animals in western Africa. It is transmitted through bodily fluids. The 2014-2016 Ebola outbreaks in West Africa's Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia killed more than 11,000 people.
The disease was identified in 1976. Experimental vaccines have been used since 2015. The incubation period can range from two to three days up to three weeks. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea and internal as well as external bleeding; Ebola is not contagious (airborne), but is highly infectious. While the virus is killed easily with soap and water, those who are infected have to be placed in isolation to avoid a spread. DW content with the keyword Ebola is collated below.
Controversy over Rwanda’s border closure as more Ebola cases are detected in eastern Congo+++Mozambique’s president and the country’s rebel leader sign a peace deal to end decades of hostilities+++Suspected lawbreakers in Ghana say judges prefer money over life and justice.
Jacob Zuma testifies before a commission on his role in state corruption+++A pastor has been confirmed with Ebola as the disease spreads in DR Congo+++Ugandans are making profits from snail farming to supply the insatiable apetites of foreigners in the capital Kampala.
On this week's show, how young Pakistani brides are ending up in the clutches of sex trafficking rings in China, the activist campaigning for indigenous rights in the southern Philippines, and why Liberia's health system still hasn't recovered from the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic.
Liberia was devastated by the Ebola epidemic that swept across West Africa in 2014-15. But more than four years after the end of the outbreak, the country's health system is still struggling to get back on its feet. Many public hospitals are out of drugs, and some don't even have basic essentials like surgical gloves.
At least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide bombing in Nigeria+++Kenyan patient declared free of Ebola, as Congo and Uganda fight the outbreak+++South Africa amplifies its campaign against HIV/AIDS by encouraging people with high risk of infection to go for testing and use PrEP, Aids preventative medicine.