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2 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Dr. Kent Brantly speaks to Congress about Ebola outbreak

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.

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5 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

China to establish mobile lab in Sierra Leone

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.

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10 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

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.

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14 hrs ago | The Age

$US1b needed to fight Ebola: United Nations

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.

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16 hrs ago | Journalism.co.uk

How Radar sources report from deep inside the Ebola crisis

Living in Kailahun, a remote forest town of red dirt roads in north-east Sierra Leone, Moses Kortu was on the front line of the country's ebola crisis when it broke in June. Sierra Leone is second only to Liberia in terms of the number of reported cases, but with limited connectivity and government-imposed lockdowns shutting banks, borders and markets, local stories were not reaching the wider audience they deserved.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Herald

Obama to assign 3,000 troops to fight Ebola crisis

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.

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WNYC-AM New York

What Obama Should Say And Do About Ebola

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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KXXV-TV Waco

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

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KAUZ

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

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KTEN-TV Denison

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. Crews are trying to get better access in steep terrain to a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.

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The Spokesman-Review

In brief: Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 PST

Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers. Dr. Olivet Buck died late Saturday, hours after the World Health Organization said it could not help medically evacuate her to Germany, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo confirmed to the Associated Press.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

World News Update, what you need to know

Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed that Britain will hunt down the killers of an aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State, which he described as the "embodiment of evil". FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official says.

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The Fresno Bee

A virus hunter faces the big one: Ebola

That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.

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Daily Times

Liberia president sacks 10 officials told to return to fight : September 15, 2014,

MONROVIA: Liberia's 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.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Ebola 'reducing' in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone

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.

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CBC News

WHO denies request from Sierra Leone to evacuate infected doctor

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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Newstime Africa

Tsunami of Cyber Propaganda In the Midst of Ebola

Social Media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, WhatAssp, amongst others, today play a crucial role in democracy and good governance. They have not only helped in justifying the dictum of the world being a 'Global Village' but largely have ensured, especially in the developing world, openness in governance and an easy access to information.

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News9 Oklahoma City

Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Breitbart.com

OXFORD: 15 More Countries at Risk of Ebola

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.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.S. to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis

The United States said on Friday it would train Liberia's security forces to assist in isolation operations to tackle an Ebola epidemic ravaging the West African nation, after a boy was killed when soldiers opened fire on a protest last month. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed more than 2,400 people in West Africa - more than half of them in Liberia.

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