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Travel Alert: Canada Issues Warning Against Chikungunya Disease in Caribbean

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 30, 2014.

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This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Crofs Blogs

In Sierra Leone, 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

In a long day full of "Oh shit" news, this-despite its overwrought writing- is the shittiest.

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

Columbia Daily Herald

Students raising funds to fight Ebola

Students Amania Robinson-Taylor, Maddie Barnett and Selena Barnett explain their efforts to help orphans in Sierra Leone before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and city residents.

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The Washington Post

Body Bag Shortage Means Ebola Dead Can't Be Buried in Liberia

The bodies of some Ebola victims in the region of Liberia hit hardest by the outbreak can't be buried because there are no body bags, adding to the obstacles the West African nation faces as it tries to tame the virus.

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Mashable

Air France Crews Petition to Stop Flights to Ebola-Affected Countries

More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola.

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Related Topix: World News, Guinea, Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Guinea Travel, Sierra Leone Travel

The Nation

If Ebola hits Lagos, we're in big trouble

Liberians look on at the body of a victim of Ebola on a street corner in the capital Monrovia on Saturday.

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Sierra Leone community rallies to help fight ebola outbreak

An outbreak of the deadly disease has been ongoing in Sierra Leone since May, and is believed to be the largest outbreak in history Members of the town's Sierra Leone community have joined forces with a Reading-based charity to raise funds to help people in the West African country struck down by ebola.

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Vanguard

Liberia issues 'shoot on sight' order on Sierra Leonean immigrants

In a related development, Liberia's armed forces have reportedly been given orders to shoot people trying to illegally cross the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, which was closed to stem the spread of ebola.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Liberia: Troops ordered to shoot anyone crossing border at night

Armed Forces of Liberia Deputy Chief of Staff , Col Eric W. Dennis, has ordered soldiers deployed at the borderlines in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount counties, Western Liberia, to shoot any individual/s crossing into the country from neighboring Sierra Leone under the cover of darkness.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Wired

Searching for Causes of the Ebola Outbreak, and a Way to Stop the Next One

Ebola patients at an MSF treatment facility in Kailahun, on August 15, 2014. Kailahun along with Kenama district is at the epicentre of the world's worst Ebola outbreak.

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Related Topix: Africa, Medicine, Nursing, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Malaria, Health

Russia Taday

Fear & loathing in Liberia as Ebola 'plague villages' pop up in countryside

Locals stand at a market in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 16, 2014. The death toll from an Ebola outbreak that began at the start of the year stands at 1,145 in four afflicted west African countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Crofs Blogs

Sierra Leone: Thieves break into Ebola isolation ward in Bo City

While President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and his Government are making frantic efforts to end the Ebola epidemic disease in the country, wicked thieves on Monday 12th August 2014 at around 3 am under a heavy down pour of rain broke into the Ebola isolation ward at the Bo Government Hospital and carted away property like tents, tarpaulins, buckets, ... (more)

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bangkok Post

Survivors enlisted in Sierra Leone's...

Hawa Idrisa was visiting her father-in-law on an Ebola ward in eastern Sierra Leone when his drip snapped out and his atrophying veins spurted thin, uncoagulated blood into her eyes and mouth.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

Minnesota state officials scramble to calm Ebola fears

As fear grips West Africa with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus wreaking havoc in unprepared countries - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leona and Nigeria - the Minnesota Department of Health is in a race to calm fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in the Twin Cities.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Patients reported missing after Ebola clinic attacked in Liberia

Soldiers from the Liberian army monitor a border checkpoint as part of Operation White Shield to control the Ebola outbreak.

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Ghanamma.com

Salesian Missions launches emergency fund to assist efforts to...

NEW ROCHELLE, NY Salesian Missions has launched an emergency fund to assist Salesian missionaries in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone who are working to help contain the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Iol.co.za

On Ebola's frontline, doctor finds inspiration

After a month on the front line battling Ebola in a hospital in Sierra Leone, the memories that both haunt and inspire British doctor Tim O'Dempsey are of the children.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Concord Monitor

Ebola stigma increases burden for survivors in long recovery effort

Survivors of Ebola face stigma, suspicion and possible side effects as they work back from the ravages of a devastating disease racing through West Africa.

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The Baltimore Sun

Kenya Airways to suspend flights to Freetown, Monrovia due to Ebola

Kenya Airways will suspend flights to Liberia's capital Monrovia and Sierra Leone's capital Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the company said on Saturday.

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Al Jazeera

Nigeria trains 800 volunteers to fight Ebola

Nigeria has said it has trained 800 volunteers to battle Ebola as fears rose that the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly disease could spread across Africa's most populous nation.

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