Ebola Outbreak

The medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres, which has been helping lead the fight against the virus, says three of its treatment centres will host three separate research projects.Meanwhile, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lifted the state of emergency imposed in the country.
She warned "this is not because the fight against Ebola is over". It marks the progress being made in the country, where the weekly number of new infections is falling.

In a radio address she told the nation that night curfews would be reduced, weekly markets could take place and preparations were being made for the re-opening of schools.One trial involves using the blood of recovered Ebola patients to treat sick people in the Guinean capital Conakry.Two antiviral drugs will be trialled in Guinea and an unconfirmed location."This is an unprecedented international partnership which represents hope for patients to finally get a real treatment," said MSF spokeswoman Dr Annick Antierens.The Ebola outbreak is thought to have infected more than 14,000 people, almost all of them in West Africa. The death toll has risen to 5,160.The first trials are due to start next month. Initial results could be available in February 2015.