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Ebola has killed 61 in Guinea since January: official

04/19/2014 15:08 GMT

CONAKRY, April 19, 2014 (AFP) - The Ebola virus has claimed 61 lives in Guinea out of 109 laboratory-confirmed cases since January, the government said Saturday.

They were among 197 suspect cases recorded in the impoverished west African country.

"From now on, biological analysis can be done more quickly, and the toll will no longer include any non-confirmed cases," government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara said in a statement.

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Guinée: confirmation de 61 décès dus à la fièvre Ebola (gouvernement)

04/19/2014 12:32 GMT

CONAKRY, 19 avril 2014 (AFP) - La Guinée, en proie à une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique, a enregistré depuis janvier "109 cas confirmés dont 61 décès" dus au virus Ebola, selon l'examen pratiqué en laboratoire, a annoncé le gouvernement guinéen dans un communiqué diffusé samedi.

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Canada Announces Emergency Contribution to Fight Ebola Virus Outbreak

April 18, 2014

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Guinée : Présence humanitaire en réponse à la fièvre Ebola (17 avril 2014)

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HPIC Launching Response to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

An outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has prompted HPIC to launch a coordinated response with its partners. This outbreak is the first of its kind in the area, and is considered a serious threat to the people of Guinea, Liberia, and potentially Sierra Leone.

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WHO ramps up to address Ebola challenges; prevent new infections - Protecting health workers one of top priorities

So far, 13 health workers have died during the ongoing outbreak in Guinea. Because outbreaks have not occurred in this area before, many health workers are not practiced in caring for Ebola patients.

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Ebola: le virus présent en Guinée est une nouvelle souche (étude)

04/17/2014 14:30 GMT

WASHINGTON, 17 avril 2014 (AFP) - Le virus Ebola qui a fait plus de 100 morts en Guinée et au Liberia depuis janvier est une nouvelle souche, ce qui indique qu'il ne provient pas d'autres foyers connus d'infection en Afrique, selon une équipe de virologues.

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New Ebola Strain Causing West Africa Outbreak

Report
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Steve Baragona April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — The strain of Ebola virus that has killed 121 people in West Africa may have been circulating there undetected for some time, according to a new study.

This is the first reported outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. But the new study in the New England Journal of Medicine said this strain of the virus may not be new to the area.

Researchers from Africa and Europe compared viral DNA from this outbreak to previous episodes.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #16, 16 April 2014

Key Points

 One additional suspected case of Ebola was reported in Saclapea, Nimba County, raising the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases to 27, including 13 Ebola-related deaths, for a case fatality rate of 48%.

 The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.

 Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.

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CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

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Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Ebola virus disease, a highly infectious and deadly disease, continues to claim lives in West Africa. As of 9 April, Guinea has counted close to 160 suspected cases with 101 deaths. The virus which surfaced in rural Guinea and then spread to Conakry, the capital, has now also reached neighbouring Liberia, where five fatalities have been recorded. In Mali, health officials are investigating suspected cases of Ebola.

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Aucun cas de fièvre Ebola confirmé au Mali après des analyses (gouvernement)

04/15/2014 15:48 GMT

BAMAKO, 15 avril 2014 (AFP) - Les analyses effectuées en laboratoire sur dix échantillons de cas suspects de fièvre hémorragique au Mali ont exclu la présence du virus Ebola dans ce pays, où aucun nouveau cas suspect n'a été enregistré, a affirmé mardi le gouvernement malien.

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West and Central Africa Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 8– 14 April 2014

CAMEROON
7,000 NEW ARRIVALS FROM CAR
The influx of refugees from CAR continues with some 7,000 arrivals since the previous week. The number of entry points increased following violence near the former main crossings at Garoua Boulai and Kenzou. Many refugees arrive exhausted and with injuries. In 2014, Cameroon has received almost 70,000 CAR refugees.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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CRS responds to deadly ebola outbreak in West Africa

By Jim Stipe

Baltimore, MD, April 14, 2014 — Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed more than 120 lives.

GUINEA-CONAKRY

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Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 14 April 2014)

Guinea

As of 14 April, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 168 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 108 deaths.

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Guinea Ebola outbreak under control: foreign minister

04/14/2014 19:20 GMT

PRETORIA, April 14, 2014 (AFP) - Guinea's Foreign Minister Francois Fall said on Monday the west African country had brought the spread of the deadly Ebola virus under control after more than 100 people have died.

"We are pleased to say we have controlled the spread of the epidemic," Fall told reporters after meeting his South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Pretoria.

"We have even managed to cure some of those infected."

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L'épidémie en partie due à Ebola "sous contrôle" en Guinée (ministre)

04/14/2014 18:19 GMT

PRETORIA, 14 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'épidémie de fièvre hémorragique en partie due au virus Ebola, qui a fait plus de 100 morts en Guinée depuis janvier, est "sous contrôle", a déclaré lundi le ministre guinéen des Affaires étrangères Francois Fall.

"Nous sommes heureux de dire que nous avons contrôlé la propagation de l'épidémie" de fièvre hémorragique, a déclaré M. Fall à la presse à l'issue d'une rencontre avec son homologue sud-africain Maite Nkoana-Mashabane à Pretoria.

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