An eight-man team sent to educate people in southern Guinea about the Ebola virus was killed on Tuesday and dumped in a village latrine. The group included medical officers, journalists, local administers and a preacher.
The U.S. Embassy in Liberia says the first shipment of increased American military aid to help fight the Ebola epidemic has landed in the West African country.
A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the number of Ebola cases is doubling every three weeks and is calling for a 20-fold increase in aid totaling almost $1 billion to tackle the virus’s worst-ever outbreak over the next six months.
Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.