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3 hrs ago | Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Sierra Leone: Background on the sacking of Miatta Kargbo

Via Sheku Sheriff's Diary, some background on the politics of Sierra Leone: Miatta Kargbo Recalled to State House .

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Ernest Bai Koroma

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Sierra Leone: August 31 update

IMPORTANT NOTE: The EOC wishes the general public to know that the Call Centre has been upgraded with computers and call centre software for effective coordination and management of concerns from the public.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Computers, The General, Country

Daily Mail

Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone traced back to a single traditional...

Celebrity friends of comic Joan Rivers take to Twitter to pray for her recovery as her family face agonizing decision over whether or not to turn off life support machine Southwest Airlines passenger suffers heart attack and dies after 'flight attendant refuses to use a defibrillator because of his chest hair' Mother's fury as Disney tries to ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Wedding

GhanaSoccerNet.com

Ghana shamed as DR Congo agrees to host Sierra Leone AFCON match in Lubumbashi

Ghana has been shamed after the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to host Sierra Leone's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations home qualifier next week.

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Related Topix: Africa, Ghana

NEWS.com.au

The man who talks to death

MOTORISTS must slow to 25km/h as they pass emergency service vehicles from Monday - as new speed limits come in for the South Eastern Freeway.

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Related Topix: Australia, Africa

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, a health worker measures a patient's temperature at the Connaught Hospital, which has suffered the loss of medical workers in the past from the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Medicine, Nursing, Health

Globe and Mail

Ebola's toll on health care in West Africa hits hard

Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine

KFVS12

Sectarian violence again grips Baghdad

When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Africa

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Albany Times Union

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans have failed to contain the outbreak.

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Related Topix: Senegal, Africa, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CTV

Canadian lab team returns from Ebola-affected Sierra Leone

Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News, Africa, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Epidemiology, Medicine, Germany

The Globe and Mail

Ebola study memorializes researchers who died from the disease

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa

This is Oxfordshire

Oxford to lead hunt for Ebola virus cure

Members of a volunteer medical team wear special uniforms for the burial of seven people who died of Ebola in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday Scientist Adrian Hill, of Headington, is leading clinical trials into the deadly illness at the Jenner Institute at Oxford's Churchill Hospital A call has now gone out for Oxfordshire residents to play a ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Medicine, Malaria, Health

Switched

The Ebola Outbreak Started Way Earlier Than You Thought

A member of a volunteer medical team wears a special uniform for the burial of seven people, sterilized after dying due to the Ebola virus, in Kptema graveyard in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Yahoo!

Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighboring Guinea where infection rates are rising fast.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, Senegal,

Disaster News Network

Local churches work to stop Ebola spread

In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development's local Church partners are leveraging their widespread presence and trusted reputation to alleviate suffering and contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,427 people in West Africa since March 2014.

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Related Topix: Religion, Episcopal Church, Africa, World News, Anglican

Thu Aug 28, 2014

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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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Ernest Bai Koroma

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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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Africa

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

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

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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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Entertainment, Television

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