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Ebola becoming endemic in west Africa remains a risk, scientists warn

The Guardian reports on the potential threat posed to world health if the Ebola virus were to become endemic in West Africa: Scientists are warning of a real risk that the Ebola virus disease could become endemic in west Africa … Continue reading

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Ebola outbreak: Mali reports 3 new deaths

CBC news reports on some of the latest developments regarding the spread of Ebola across national borders in West Africa: Malian authorities on Wednesday reported three deaths believed to be linked to a new Ebola cluster, an alarming setback as … Continue reading

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U.N. Employee Under Treatment for Ebola in France

The New York Times reports that an employee of the U.N. is currently undergoing treatment for Ebola virus in France: France was treating a United Nations employee who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, the health ministry said in … Continue reading

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Ebola blood-therapy team set up

An article by the BBC discusses how an international team of researchers has been formed to establish whether the blood of Ebola survivors could be used as a treatment for people infected with the virus: An international team of scientists … Continue reading

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Obama authorizes military reservists for Ebola mission in Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama has authorised the use of American military reservists to help tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to the Jerusalem Post: President Barack Obama authorized the use of American military reservists on Thursday to support … Continue reading

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Ebola Death Toll Tops 3,000

Time.com reports on the latest official figures for how many have succumbed to, and been infected by, the Ebola virus outbreak: At least 3,080 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday, bringing the … Continue reading

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Ebola crisis: Five ways to break the epidemic

This article by the BBC discusses some of the steps being taken to stem the spread of Ebola virus in West Africa: With the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola revealing woefully inadequate health systems in West Africa, especially in those countries … Continue reading

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World is ‘losing the battle’ against Ebola, warns aid group

This report by the Toronto Star speaks on the difficulties currently being faced by those trying to help the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak: The international group Médecins Sans Frontières warned Tuesday that the world is “losing the battle” … Continue reading

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WHO alarmed as Ebola affects medics

This article from the Times of India reports on the situation facing health workers treating Ebola patients in West Africa: The World Health Organization on Tuesday said that the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been unprecedented in many … Continue reading

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Nigeria on red alert after Ebola death

The Times of India reports on a recent death from Ebola virus which occurred in the Nigerian capital Logos: Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola today, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus … Continue reading

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