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1 hr ago | AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone: Ecobank, Standard Chartered & Others Boost Fight Ebola

Ecobank Limited on the 26th August, 2014 donated a cheque of Le225 million equivalent to $50,000 to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma as part of their contribution towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease in the country.

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5 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

World Briefs: U.N. finds brutality, depravity on all sides in Syrian carnage

Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have used chemical agents - most likely chlorine - in at least eight attacks this year and systematically committed massacres and other war crimes, while the Islamic State has perpetrated attacks on civilians that amount to crimes against humanity, a U.N. report said Wednesday.

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10 hrs ago | WGBH

Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, talks with staff from Doctors Without Borders during a visit to the nonprofit group's newest Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World News, Africa

13 hrs ago | Boston.com

Ebola spread into Sierra Leone through healer's funeral

Mr. Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital Lassa fever laboratory, diagnosed the first case of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Cambridge, MA, Genetics, Medicine, Harvard University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Video Dispatch: In remote Sierra Leone, burying victims of Ebola

Earlier in August, photographer Pete Muller was on assignment in Sierra Leone, following the Ebola story.

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13 hrs ago | Reuters

Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, researchers said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Genetics, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Tarrytown, NY

16 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

A Texas prosecutor has says a drunken driver who slammed into a truck, killing two boys, deserved punishment within the judicial system, but not at the hands of the boys' father.

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20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Ebola death toll tops 1,500 as regional crisis talks begin

ACCRA: Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed.

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23 hrs ago | Banbury Guardian

Alan hoping to return to Africa after Ebola

Since then he has raised about A 146,000 to help build and maintain two schools and despatch numerous shipments of equipments including school uniforms and football kits.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hindustan Times

Ebola hit nations isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Liberia, Guinea, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Sierra Leone: Four government hospitals closed

Executive Director Health Alert Victor Lansana Koroma in an exclusive interview with this medium at his office at 18 Dundas Street Freetown said he visited 4 District Government hospitals where he met hospitals closed down with no doctor and nurses to attend to patients that visit the hospitals for medical care.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Medicine, Nursing

Ananova

Ebola Nurse 'May Have Caught Virus From Child'

A British nurse infected with ebola in Sierra Leone might have caught it while playing with a toddler whose mother had died of the deadly disease, a colleague has said.

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The Independent

Ebola virus: British Dr Nathalie MacDermott quarantined for three weeks returns to work

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Crofs Blogs

A new Sierra Leone Ebola resource

Thanks to the reader who sent the link to Sheku Sheriff's Diary, an excellent blog.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Nursing

CBC News

WHO scientist infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone moved to Germany as Canadian colleagues pulled

An epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola virus while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone arrives in Germany for treatment.

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Inter Press Service

How Midwives on Sierra Leone's Almost Untouched Turtle Islands are Improving Women's Health

The eight islands that comprise Turtle Islands, Sierra Leone, are remote and practically untouched by modern civilisation.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Women's Health, Health

KAUZ

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.

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Connecticut Post

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

During a training session participants listen as they stand over a mannequin on a stretcher during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Lancaster Guardian

Nurse helps Ebola victims in Africa

Rebecca Stretch, who was born and bred in Carnforth, will work with the World Health Organisation to train people in hospitals on how to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Standard

Canada evacuating Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team out of Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola.

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