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Unions, Civil Society Groups Question How Liberian Government Spent Money Allocated For Ebola Outbreak

VOA News: Money Questions Swirl as Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak Nears End “As Liberia prepares to be declared once again free of the Ebola virus later this week, unions and civil society groups are beginning to question how the government spent money allocated to fight the outbreak. … International donors pledged…

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Experts Investigate Ebola Death In Sierra Leone, Prepare For Vaccination Trial Among Case Contacts

Associated Press: Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone “Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday. Once the source…

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Safe Humanitarian Corridor Needed In Yemen To Respond To Dengue Outbreak, WHO Says

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: ‘worrying outbreak’ of dengue fever prompts U.N. health agency appeal for safe humanitarian corridor “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than three million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where ‘an extreme spike’ in…

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Trial Using ‘Ring Vaccination’ Strategy Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Underway In Sierra Leone After New Case Detected

WHO: Guinea ring vaccination trial extended to Sierra Leone to vaccinate contacts of new Ebola case “Detection of a new case of Ebola virus disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone, after the country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has set in motion the first ‘ring vaccination’ use of…

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Sierra Leone Officials Announce New Ebola Death Less Than Week After Country’s Last Known Patient Discharged

Associated Press: Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death “Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in…

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WHO, Tanzanian Health Officials Work To Stem Cholera Outbreak Affecting More Than 400 People

VOA News: WHO: Tanzania Cholera Epidemic Worsens “The World Health Organization and Tanzanian Ministry of Health are stepping up efforts to contain and discover the source of a cholera epidemic that so far has killed eight people and infected more than 400 others. WHO data indicate the fast-spreading epidemic broke…

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The Economist Publishes Infographics On West African Ebola Outbreak

The Economist: Ebola in graphics: The toll of a tragedy The news magazine uses data from multiple sources, including the WHO and other U.N. agencies, as well as patient databases, to provide infographics on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (8/27).

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19 In Saudi Arabia Dead Of MERS In Past Week, Health Ministry Data Show

Agence France-Presse: MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi “Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics…” (8/27).

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Cooperation, Partnership Essential To Preparing For, Responding To Disease Outbreaks Like Ebola

The Lancet: An Ebola vaccine: first results and promising opportunities Editorial Board “[On August 3,] The Lancet publishe[d] the first results from a phase 3 cluster randomized trial of a novel Ebola virus vaccine. The study, sponsored and led by WHO, is a remarkable scientific and logistical achievement. … [I]f…

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As Saudi Arabia’s Number Of MERS Cases Rises, Jordan Reports Travel-Linked Case

CIDRAP News: Jordan reports travel-linked MERS case, Riyadh outbreak total grows “Jordan’s health ministry [Tuesday] announced a MERS-CoV detection in a man who had recently traveled from Saudi Arabia, where the number of newly confirmed cases grew by three, including two that are likely part of a large hospital-linked outbreak…

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