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Monrovia, Liberia: Soldiers and police officers in riot gear blocked the roads. Even the waterfront was cordoned off, with the coast guard stopping residents from setting out in canoes.
Pacific Correspondent SEAN DORNEY has left the ABC after covering the region for 40 years.
Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with an Ebola outbreak in Conakry, Guinea, March 23, 2014.
More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola.
Three doctors in Liberia with Ebola who started taking an experimental drug last Thursday are showing remarkable signs of improvement, a minister says.
The worst-ever Ebola outbreak is straining the finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury Bills to fund the fight against the virus as mining companies halt operations to protect workers.
Liberian officials were searching Monday for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, raising fears that they could spread the deadly and highly contagious disease.
The first Nigerian Ebola patient has been discharged from the quarantine unit of the Emergency Operation Centre, EOC, at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
Yu Yang , a health worker of the Beijing Friendship Hospital, kisses his wife before departure at the Beijing Capital International Airport,Beijing, China, Aug. 15, 2014.
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have been vastly underestimated.
When public health officials warn that it's likely to take many months to bring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa under control, it's not because they're facing a single huge challenge.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:30 am
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