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# liberia - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Did you get a call from a Liberia-based number? Don't answer, it's a scam

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.

# liberia - Friday 17 July, 2015

Irish woman (24) dies after being knocked down while doing charity work in Africa

The woman was working with the religious charity Franciscan works in Liberia.

# liberia - Thursday 16 July, 2015

An Irish woman has died in Liberia RIP

An Irish woman has died in Liberia

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.

# liberia - Friday 20 March, 2015

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.

# liberia - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# liberia - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

# liberia - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The42 Remember George Weah? He's just won a seat in Liberia's senate Transition

Remember George Weah? He's just won a seat in Liberia's senate

The former AC Milan star declared himself a “born winner,” after trouncing the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

# liberia - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

# liberia - Monday 1 December, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

# liberia - Friday 24 October, 2014

More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas

The number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic substantially exceeds the total pledged.

# liberia - Thursday 23 October, 2014

'When my son's test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me'

16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.

# liberia - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

# liberia - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

# liberia - Friday 17 October, 2014

Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

# liberia - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

# liberia - Monday 13 October, 2014

Liberian doctors strike to demand "danger money" for treating Ebola patients

The World Health Organisation has said Ebola ‘threatens the very survival of societies and governments in already very poor countries’.

# liberia - Friday 3 October, 2014

NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola

The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.

# liberia - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

# liberia - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia

The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.

# liberia - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola

The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.

# liberia - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

# liberia - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Killer virus Ebola threatening Liberia's existence

It comes after an assessment from the World Health Organization.

# liberia - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

# liberia - Friday 22 August, 2014

Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone

New legislation passed as WHO outlines reasons it believes the current Ebola outbreak is being underestimated.

# liberia - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

# liberia - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000

He had been treated with an experimental US serum after being evacuated from Liberia to Spain.

# liberia - Friday 8 August, 2014

US doctor with Ebola releases statement from isolation ward and says he is getting better

“When the result was positive, I remember a deep sense of peace that was beyond all understanding,” he said.

# liberia - Thursday 7 August, 2014

State of emergency declared in Liberia over deadly Ebola outbreak

The deadly disease has killed around two-thirds of those affected.

# liberia - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here's everything we know about the 'secret serum' used to treat an American with Ebola

An experimental drug called ZMapp reportedly improved the patient’s condition.

# liberia - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ebola patient arrives in US and brought to state-of-the-art isolation unit

Two aid workers are in a serious but stable condition after becoming infected.

# liberia - Friday 1 August, 2014

Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US

Meanwhile, West African states announce an ‘isolation zone’ sealing off the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

# liberia - Sunday 27 July, 2014

American doctor who moved to Africa to help Ebola patients has contracted the disease

Dr Kent Brantly had been working to contain the outbreak, which has killed more than 660 people already.

# liberia - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history

The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

# liberia - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history

A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.

# liberia - Friday 11 April, 2014

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak

101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.

# liberia - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads

Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.

# liberia - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Ebola has now spread into Liberia, say Irish aid workers

The deadly virus has already killed more than 60 people and infected many more.

# liberia - Monday 24 March, 2014

Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic'

Plan Ireland has warned that the virus could spread to neighbouring countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

# liberia - Thursday 26 September, 2013

War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor

Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.

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