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2 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas
SEPTEMBER 16: Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat" September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brantly contracted Ebola while working as the medical director for Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia.
5 hrs ago | Xinhuanet
The Chinese government has dispatched another medical team of 59 experts and a mobile laboratory to Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the Ebola virus, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Zhao Yanbo told the press Tuesday. According to the ambassador, the team which comprises 30 doctors and 29 laboratory technicians including the mobile laboratory are drawn from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, will arrive Wednesday and stay in the country for 6 months.
10 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
A sign showing directions to the Lumley Government Hospital, where medical doctor Olivet Buck worked before contracting the Ebola virus and passing away on Saturday, near the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
14 hrs ago | The Age
U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos and World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward listen to Dr. David Nabarro, senior U.N. coordinator for Ebola, speak during a news conference on Ebola at the United Nations. Photo: Reuters Nearly $US1 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations says, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago.
A sign board showing directions to the Lumley Government Hospital, where medical doctor Olivet Buck worked before contracting the Ebola virus and passing away on Saturday near the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday. Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.
Tomorrow, President Obama is scheduled to announce a new U.S. plan to help stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We offer two perspectives on what the president should say.
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District Medical Superintendent at the Kenema Government Hospital on Tuesday has expressed optimism over the caseloads of Ebola in the district. Dr. Christian Pratt did not give specific figures in terms of the number of infection rates in recent times but said "Ebola infection rates in the epicenter are reducing gradually" and that they would eventually become a success story in the fight to eradicate the deadly viral disease.
A healthcare worker helps a colleague as she prepares his Ebola personal protective equipment before entering the Ebola isolation ward in Kenema, Sierra Leone where three doctors have already died from the virus. 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.
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The largest Ebola outbreak in history, spanning five west African countries, continues to spread and threatens to engulf the infrastructures of multiple nations. The situation could get worse for the continent, according to one Oxford University study that finds animals carrying the virus are being eaten in at least 15 different countries at risk for an outbreak.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:28 pm
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