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West Africa, WHO Take Steps To Respond To Ebola Outbreak

News outlets continue to cover responses from the WHO and African health officials to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Associated Press: A look at how West Africa is combating Ebola
“The Ebola outbreak in three West African countries is already the deadliest to date with 635 cases and 367 fatalities, and is expected to be the longest on record, as some of the poorest countries in the world scramble to confront the fatal disease…” (Schemm, 6/28).

Associated Press: Sierra Leone warns of contact with Ebola infected
“Sierra Leone warned Friday that it is a serious crime to shelter someone infected with the Ebola virus. The statement from the Health Ministry also lamented the fact that a number of patients had discharged themselves from hospital in Kenema district where the outbreak is taking place and gone into hiding…” (Macaulay, 6/27).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola outbreak ‘not out of hand,’ U.N. health agency says readying response
“The United Nations health agency and partners are working with the governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, an official today said, announcing an international meeting next week to agree on a coordinated regional response…” (6/27).