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Volunteers wearing t-shirts of the United Nations Development Program show a placard to raise awareness on the symptoms of the Ebola virus to students of the Sainte Therese school, in the Koumassi district, in Abidjan, on September 15, 2014, on the The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for "precious time" lost in the response to west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, as the UN Security Council announced an emergency meeting on the crisis. The worst-ever Ebola contagion has killed more than 2,400 people in west Africa since it erupted earlier this year and aid agencies deplore an inadequate international response to an emergency that shows no sign of abating.
An out-of-control Ebola outbreak in West Africa has Tennessee officials concerned about the nation's response to what could become a global health threat. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Monday that Ebola should be considered as serious a threat as the Islamic State.
Health workers remove the body of a 29-year-old man who local residents say died of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. President Barack Obama is due to announce new measures Tuesday to help fight the worst-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including sending 3,000 U.S. troops to the region.
"She has not given any good reason for this proposed massive layoff of contract employees other than using the total salaries for all these employees to hire three friends as also contract employees and add up all the salaries of these employees to pay three.
Ghanaian President and the ECOWAS current Chairman John Dramani Mahama will pay an official visit to Liberia on Monday, September 15, 2014. While in Liberia, the Ghanaian leader will make a donation of assorted food items to aid Liberia's fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
SEPTEMBER 13: Amos Gibson, a MSF worker washes his face with a solution of chlorine and water after he removed a protective suit that he wore while taking an ebola patient into the treatment facility on Saturday September 13, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Since the Ebola outbreak Liberians have been living under extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens.
Health workers, wearing Personal Protective Equipment , work inside the high-risk area on September 7, 2014 at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, which is run by the non-governmental French organization Medecins Sans Frontieres . Emory University Hospital is admitting its third Ebola patient Tuesday, the fourth American to be treated in the country.
Via FrontPageAfrica, a September 15 report: Bracing for Worse: WHO Scaling up 120-bed Ebola Facility . Click through for the full report plus many photos and a video clip of Dr. David Nabarro.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked 10 senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1 100 Liberians. The officials, who include six assistant ministers, two deputy ministers and two commissioners, were dismissed with immediate effect for being "out of the country without an excuse", according to a statement from the president's office.
Deep in the New Kru Town slum, a short walk from the Atlantic Ocean, a handful of people in a tiny, dark room on Sunday sought help with the Ebola epidemic the way the faithful have for millennia: by appealing for divine intervention. Dressed in colorful clothes, they prayed and sang, dancing to the beat of a drum and a few gourds wrapped in beads and shaken in unison.
Liberia's leader on Sunday said she had sacked 10 senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had told ministers to return within a week as part of a state-of-emergency announcement on 6 August to help fight "for the very survival of our state".
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The World Health Organization has warned that the epidemic is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths have been recorded.
Via The New York Times , a powerful report by Norimitsu Onishi: Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb . Click through for the full report, a video, and a slide show.
Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. For two weeks in August he had no international arrivals at his Diani Sea Resort, leading him to suspect that Ebola had frightened away his clients.
The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease. Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth doctor from Sierra Leone to come down with Ebola, which has been blamed for 2,400 deaths in West Africa, according to the WHO.
Steps from a chance at salvation, or at least a less excruciating death, Comfort Zeyemoh walked slowly on Saturday from the Ebola treatment center, one of only three in a city that has been brought to its knees by the lethal virus. The center was nearly full, and Zeyemoh, 22, wasn't sick enough to gain entry, though she had started vomiting the night before and was feeling weak.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:11 am
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