A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first person diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa, but despite a surge in promises of international aid, the disease continues to blight the three west African countries where it is concentrated most.

The diagnosis on Tuesday brings the disease, which has killed about 3,100 people in west Africa, to America. By contrast, the outbreak has accelerated across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as health workers warned that a new round of promised aid has so far failed to translate into a meaningful response on the ground. [Read more]

 

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