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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 221 New Cases, 106 Deaths
    Between August 17 and 18, 2014, a total of 221 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 106 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to engage in ...More
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  • Spreading the Word About Ebola Through Music
    “Take away the fear, don’t hide yourself. People can still survive from Ebola,” so say the lyrics of the Ebola Rap, a song written by Charles Yegba, a Liberian artist seeking to raise awareness about the virus in his community. ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 113 New Cases, 84 Deaths
    Between August 14 and 16, 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The response of the World Health Organization (WHO) and ...More
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  • On World Humanitarian Day WHO Calls for Protection of Healthcare Workers in Conflicts, Disasters
    As major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for an end to the targeting of healthcare workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 152 New Cases, 76 Deaths
    Between Aug. 12-13, 2014, a total of 152 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 76 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Some airlines and social media and traditional media vehicles ...More
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  • WHO Says Air Travel is Low-Risk for Ebola Transmission
    The World Health Organization (WHO) today reiterated its position that the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low. “Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” says Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 128 New Cases, 56 Deaths
    Between August 10 and 11, 2014, a total of 128 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 56 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Contact tracing in Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone has ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 69 New Cases, 52 Deaths
    Between August 7 and 9, 2014, a total of 69 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 52 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The recent treatment with an experimental medicine of two ...More
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  • WHO Ponders Ethical Considerations for Use of Unregistered Interventions for Ebola Virus Disease
    West Africa is experiencing the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history. Ebola outbreaks can be contained using available interventions like early detection and isolation, contact tracing and monitoring, and adherence to rigorous ...More
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  • Barriers to Rapid Containment of the Ebola Outbreak
    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with no immediate end in sight. Many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment. The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, have only recently returned ...More
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