Tue,27Jan2015

Health

SARS and Ebola, spot the difference

Photo©ReutersChina's handling of the SARS outbreak holds lessons for the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

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Ebola: Four decades of a deadly virus

Photo©ReutersFollowing its detection in the 1970s in Zaire, Ebola virus only affected neighbouring countries until the 2014 outbreak in Guinea, spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone and claiming its highest number of victims.

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Ebola has changed customs

Photo©ReutersEbola has changed the way people relate to each other at home and at work.

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Ebola: China sends in more medical workers to West Africa

A Chinese military health worker, part of a delegation sent by China to help in the fight against Ebola, has her temperature taken as she arrives at Roberts airport outside Monrovia November 15, 2014. Photo/ReutersChina will send an additional 232 medical workers to Sierra Leone and Liberia to help in the ongoing fight against Ebola, reports say.

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Ebola: The frightening sight of a deadly virus

Team members disinfected each other and then engaged in the most dangerous part of their job: the safe removal of their PPEs (personal protective equipment). Photo©UNMEER/Christopher BaileyIn countries such as Liberia, where medical facilities are inadequate and the ratio of doctors to people is 1 to 100,000, shortage of personal protective equipment and the lack of skilled local health workers have contributed in making situations worse.

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Ghana: Aids Commission Rebuts Famous HIV Campaigner Confession

A famous Ghanaian Aids activist, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah, has confessed lying about her HIV status, a claim the country's Aids Commission has strongly challenged, insisting there is enough evidence she tested positive for the virus in 2007.

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