The Nigerian Minister of Water Resources washes hands with school children as part of an Ebola campaign

EU to step up measures to tackle Ebola

20 Oct EU foreign ministers have agreed to guarantee appropriate healthcare for European volunteer doctors and nurses who are contemplating travelling to west Africa to help combat the Ebola virus.

Tests on Teresa Romero hospitalised earlier this month with a high fever returned negative

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola

19 Oct The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital has been cleared of the virus in preliminary tests.

42 have passed since a Guinean man who travelled to Dakar tested positive for Ebola

Senegal declared Ebola free by WHO

17 Oct The WHO has said that the Ebola outbreak in Senegal is officially over, but it remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being brought into the country.

Barack Obama speaks with members of his cabinet about the fight against  Ebola during a meeting at the White House

Ebola must be attacked at source - Obama

15 Oct US President Barack Obama has said the international community must do more to help African nations struggling to control the Ebola outbreak and warned if it rages out of control in west Africa it will spread globally.

Dr Mihai Anton was appointed following a telephone interview in January 2013

Paediatric surgeon 'unable to write chart notes'

13 Oct A former paediatric surgeon at our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin in Dublin is facing 14 allegations of professional misconduct, or poor professional performance, at a Medical Council inquiry.

The dispute centres on a new HSE internship scheme for support staff

SIPTU hospital support staff back strike

10 Oct Two-thousand hospital support staff belonging to SIPTU have voted by 95% to go on strike if the HSE acts to reduce their premium payments by replacing weekend staff with interns.