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Stories with place: Sierra Leone
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:44 am

    LONDON - An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

  • Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 1:37 pm

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease.

  • Michaela DePrince's journey from war to ballet stardom 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:48 am

    MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince's life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine. And on a recent weekday morning, in a small dance studio in a Miami Gardens strip mall, she is teaching determination and hope to 10 aspiring young dancers, along with how to hold their arms and point their feet.

  • UNMC public health dean back in Sierra Leone for Ebola work 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 2:52 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - A doctor from the University of Nebraska Medical Center is back in West Africa to help respond to the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

  • Liberia confirms 2nd Ebola death in resurgent outbreak 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 9:10 am

    MONROVIA, Liberia - A second person in Liberia has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease in the West African nation, an official said Wednesday.

  • Ebola-hit countries get pledges of $3.4 billion to rebuild 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 7:43 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - International donors pledged $3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the $3.2 billion their presidents sought.

  • Panel: Politics among reasons for botched UN Ebola response story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 12:08 pm

    LONDON - The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday - but it didn't blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.