The Ebola Crisis
By Zaida Green, 7 January 2015
In a recent issue of the science and medicine journal PLOS ONE, health care workers in Mozambique described the challenges they face in treating tuberculosis.
By Barry Mason, 5 January 2015
So far more than 7,800 people have been killed by the Ebola virus.
By Bernd Sackow, 27 December 2014
The measures taken are more akin to those used by a police state to control the population and they symbolise the inadequacy of the medical measures to fight the Ebola epidemic.
By Niles Williamson, 4 December 2014
The death toll from the ongoing Ebola epidemic has officially surpassed 6,000, with more than 17,145 reported cases of infection.
By Gabriel Black, 15 November 2014
The medical response to Ebola remains woefully inadequate, as hundreds more are infected each week.
By Roger Jordan, 4 November 2014
Canada’s decision reflects the callous indifference of the government to the plight of the growing numbers of people suffering as a result of the spread of Ebola in Africa.
By Niles Williamson, 1 November 2014
The Ebola epidemic that is devastating West Africa is a product of the imperialist subjugation of the continent and the subordination of all social needs to the capitalist system and the profit motive that drives it.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2014
The media event at the White House, five days before the congressional election, was aimed at giving US imperialism a “humanitarian” face.
By Mike Head, 29 October 2014
The callous, short-sighted and nationalist decision has set a new benchmark for the response of governments around the world toward the disaster.
By Patrick Martin, 28 October 2014
Kaci Hickox was detained on the orders of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite having no symptoms of disease.
As World Health Organization, drug companies meet
By Patrick Martin, 25 October 2014
There are several reports that after the US National Institutes of Health developed an Ebola vaccine that worked in monkeys, major drug companies refused to develop it further because it was not profitable.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2014
The imperialist powers are using the Ebola outbreak as a cover for re-establishing a military presence in their former African colonies.
By Kate Randall, 22 October 2014
There are now 851 confirmed cases of Ebola and an estimated 20 deaths a day in two western Sierra Leone districts.
By Patrick Martin, 20 October 2014
The major imperialist powers and the drug companies are leaving tens of thousands to die.
By Kate Randall, 18 October 2014
A UN trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 on hand, a fraction of the nearly $1 billion the world body says is needed to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
By Mike Head, 18 October 2014
While the Abbott government rushed to dispatch military forces to the Middle East, it has rejected calls to help fight the worsening health crisis in Africa.
By Kate Randall, 17 October 2014
Texas Health Presbyterian’s handling of Ebola cases has come under fire from registered nurses at the hospital.
By Andre Damon, 16 October 2014
The incompetent and irresponsible response to the Ebola crisis in the US stands as an indictment of the American political establishment.
By Kelly Taylor, 16 October 2014
Last Friday, nurses protested against the risks they face in treating Ebola patients.
By Andre Damon, 15 October 2014
The figures came as the head of the National Institutes of Health said that the US would likely have already developed a vaccine for Ebola if budget cuts had not slashed research funding.
By Niles Williamson, 14 October 2014
The head of WHO described the vast social and economic inequalities highlighted by the Ebola crisis, saying, “The rich get the best care. The poor are left to die.”
By our reporter, 14 October 2014
Healthcare workers in several countries have protested the lack of training and equipment necessary for safely treating those infected with Ebola and halting the spread of the virus.
By Patrick Martin, 13 October 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires immediate, massive global action to save lives and prevent the spread of the disease.
By Niles Williamson, 11 October 2014
The United States and other Western powers are seeking to take advantage of the crisis sparked by the deadly Ebola epidemic, not to save the victims, but to establish a stronger military presence in West Africa.
By Niles Williamson, 4 October 2014
More than 7,000 have fallen ill and more than 3,300 have died in the current epidemic, the most widespread outbreak since the disease was first identified 28 years ago.
By Shannon Jones, 2 October 2014
A man from Liberia visiting family in Texas is the first person in the US diagnosed with the deadly virus.
By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2014
The epidemic now devastating West Africa is not a natural calamity, but a social one: it is a product of colonialism and imperialist oppression.
By David Brown, 25 September 2014
International health agencies predict the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could affect hundreds of thousands.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 September 2014
The response to the Ebola epidemic underscores the reliance of US imperialism on its residual military superiority in the second “scramble for Africa”, which pits it against China.
By David Brown, 13 September 2014
The ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to overwhelm health care workers.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 September 2014
Austerity measures imposed after the 2008 crisis have hampered any coordinated international response to the outbreak.
By Niles Williamson, 22 August 2014
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced late Tuesday the imposition of a nationwide curfew and quarantines as part of an effort to halt the spread of the Ebola virus.
By John Rowe, 11 August 2014
The Ebola virus has already claimed the lives of nearly a thousand people in West Africa, amid a breakdown of health care systems in the impoverished region.
By David Brown, 1 August 2014
Sierra Leone has mobilized its military and Liberia has closed its schools in response to the uncontained Ebola outbreak.
By David Brown, 29 July 2014
Liberia has closed most of its borders in response to an Ebola outbreak that has killed one doctor and infected two others.
By John Rowe, 9 July 2014
International agencies say that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading out of control in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
By Barry Mason, 27 February 2003
On February 19 the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva confirmed that an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in the Cuvette Ouest region of northwest Congo-Brazzaville, near its border with Gabon, was due to the Ebola virus.
By Chris Talbot, 21 October 2000
Deaths from Ebola, one of the most deadly viruses known to man, now total 41 in Uganda. 17 new cases were reported in a 24-hour period up to October 18. The first instances of the disease were reported at one of the hospitals in Gulu, a town in northern Uganda, where three nursing students died. Both hospitals in Gulu, already overstretched and under funded, are now attempting to deal with the disease with assistance from World Health Organisation (WHO) experts.