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South Korea has its first two deaths from MERS

The BBC reports on South Korea’s first fatalities from MERS and the measures being taken to limit the spread of the disease: Two people have died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, becoming the country’s first fatalities … Continue reading

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Peru: Dengue epidemic expands to 16 regions

Peruthisweek.com reports on an epidemic of Dengue affecting the country: The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health reported that Peru is currently enduring an epidemic of dengue, according to El Comercio. Of the most affected regions, Piura, Tumbes, … 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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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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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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