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Jessica Elgot

9 Ebola Myths That Could Dramatically Affect How We Can Stop It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola is a highly-infectious, extremely painful disease with a high death rate. But you probably won't get it. If you look at the man or woman sat nex...

Miracles Happen

Martin Zinggl | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Martin Zinggl

Besides all the drama currently taking place in West Africa, miracles sporadically happen right before our eyes. Just like this Ebola epidemic will write history, since last week our Ebola case management centre in Foya will probably also appear in history books. We are glad to announce that so far in Foya we discharged both the youngest, and the oldest recovered Ebola patient.

'Surviving Ebola'

Shaunagh Connaire | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
Shaunagh Connaire

As I was leaving Sierra Leone, the president declared a public health emergency. He'd finally acknowledged that his country was in crisis. Now we're six months into the outbreak and the CDC are predicting as many as 500,000 Ebola cases by the end of January. What was very much an avoidable epidemic may now become endemic in a part of the world already crippled by poverty.

Another Day in Life

Martin Zinggl | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Martin Zinggl

06:13 am. The mobile phone alarm clock wakes me up rudely. It is pitch dark in the room. A musty smell reaches my nostrils. Everything seems blurry and hazy, especially my mind. What day is it today? What's the date? It must already be September, possibly Wednesday.

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

The spectacular GDP growth recorded by some West African countries in the past 5 years is all of a sudden undermined by the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic has put under the spotlight the poor conditions of health systems in the region, but also the fragility of economic models measured only by Gross Domestic Product.

British Man Infected With Ebola Wanted To 'Make A Difference' In Fighting Outbreak

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

The British man diagnosed with Ebola said he wanted to "make a difference" by working with those infected with the potentially fatal disease and said ...

Britain's First Ebola Victim Is Flown Home In Hi-Tech Quarantine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

A volunteer nurse, thought to be a man in his 20s, working on the frontline on the fight against Ebola, has landed back in Britain for treatment in a ...

Briton Infected With Ebola Could Be Heading To The UK

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

A British national who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone could be flown back to the UK for treatment. It has been reported that a decision ...

Two Tested For Ebola In British Hospitals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

A patient was quarantined during an Ebola scare at a British hospital today, hours after a female detainee who became ill at an immigration removal ce...

American Doctor Infected With Ebola Is Rightfully 'Terrified'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

An American doctor who travelled to West Africa to fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has said he is "terrified" and "praying fervently to God" th...

After Killind Hundreds In Africa, Could Ebola Now Be Coming To The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Fears are being raised that the worst ever outbreak of Ebola could spread to the UK after a man who flew from one of the affected countries - where th...

American Doctor Contracts Ebola In West Africa Outbreak

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers, | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK

A US doctor has contracted Ebola in the epidemic that is ravaging west Africa - the first American to contract the disease in an outbreak that has kil...

British Doctors On Look Out For Ebola Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

British doctors have been warned to look out for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, now sweeping through West Africa. British health officials hav...

Jessica Elgot

Africa Needs More Than A Witch Doctor To Stop 'Out Of Control' Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

When villagers in some of the most remote corners of West Africa began to show symptoms of a deadly, unknown virus, locals tried traditional cures, be...

In Terms of Numbers Affected and Geographic Region, This Is the Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever

Gwen Wilson | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Gwen Wilson

Ebola is such a contagious and deadly disease. This is the worst outbreak ever, both in terms of numbers affected and geographic region. It is the first time Ebola has appeared in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, so there's a lot of misunderstanding, which breeds fear, and it's that fear that presents the biggest challenge.

Ebola Is Now Spreading 'Out Of Control' Across West Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is completely "out of control", with more than 60 outbreaks across three nations and doctors overwhelmed by the number of...

Children With Disabilities Facing Widespread Abuse in West Africa

Davinder Kumar | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

It is imperative that post-Millennium Development Goals, currently being negotiated, do not overlook the plight of the disabled people and children. It is time for concrete action to ensure that particularly children with disabilities have access to education, protection from violence and abuse; and opportunity to have their voices heard. This is not just a development agenda it is also a human rights issue.