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Liberia adds new Ebola centres as tries to contain virus outbreak

DAKAR, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Liberia is building five new Ebola treatment centres each with capacity for 100 beds as it struggles to contain the spread of world's biggest outbreak of the deadly disease, government and health officials said on Saturday.

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WFP says it needs $70 mln to feed 1.3 mln people in Ebola quarantine

DAKAR, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The World Food Programme needs to raise $70 million to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa, with the agency's resources already stretched by several major humanitarian crises, its regional director said.

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Ebola: Le Liberia interdit le débarquement de marins dans ses ports

08/30/2014 11:25 GMT

MONROVIA, 30 août 2014 (AFP) - Le Liberia a annoncé samedi l'interdiction de tout débarquement de marins dans ses ports tant que l'épidémie d'Ebola qui frappe l'Afrique de l'Ouest n'était pas maîtrisée.

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Guinea-Bissau in nationwide anti-Ebola clean-up

08/30/2014 15:33 GMT

BISSAU, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau launched a nationwide hygiene drive on Saturday, declaring itself "on alert" after the announcement that the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa had spread to neighbouring Senegal.

The campaign will involve the cleaning and disinfection of public places "across the entire country" on the last Saturday of every month, Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira's office said.

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Ebola: opération propreté en Guinée-Bissau, en "alerte"

08/30/2014 16:01 GMT

BISSAU, 30 août 2014 (AFP) - La Guinée-Bissau s'est lancée samedi dans une vaste opération propreté, se disant "en alerte" après l'annonce que l'épidémie d'Ebola touche désormais le Sénégal voisin.

Cette campagne de nettoyage et de désinfection des lieux publics doit se dérouler à travers tout le pays tous les derniers samedis du mois, a annoncé le bureau du Premier ministre Domingos Simoes Pereira.

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Guinea Ebola riots wound dozens

CONAKRY, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - Clashes between protesters and security forces in a Guinean city at the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak have left at least 55 wounded, the local government said on Saturday.

A curfew was imposed in N'Zerekore, Guinea's second-largest city, after two days of protests Thursday and Friday by market stall holders against a team of health workers sent, without notice, to spray their market with disinfectant.

Regional governor Lancei Conde said at least 27 law enforcement officers forces were among the wounded.

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Ebola en Guinée: une cinquantaine de blessés dans des violences

08/30/2014 16:49 GMT

CONAKRY, 30 août 2014 (AFP) - Au moins 55 personnes ont été blessées dans des affrontements entre manifestants et forces de l'ordre dans la ville guinéenne de N'zérékoré, au coeur de la zone la plus touchée par l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, ont annoncé samedi les autorités locales.

Un couvre-feu a été imposé à N'zérékoré, la deuxième plus grande ville de Guinée, après des manifestations, jeudi et vendredi, de marchands contre une équipe de santé venue selon eux pulvériser du produit désinfectant dans leur marché sans préavis.

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Liberia + 1 other
Stop Hunger Now Responds to Ebola Crisis in West Africa

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Stop Hunger Now

Food and other aid shipped to Liberia, more assistance on the way

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Ebola: Levée samedi de la quarantaine dans un quartier de Monrovia (officiel)

08/29/2014 22:20 GMT

MONROVIA, 29 août 2014 (AFP) - Les autorités du Liberia, pays le plus touché par l'épidémie d'Ebola, ont annoncé la levée samedi de la quarantaine du quartier de West Point, dans la capitale, Monrovia, imposée le 20 août.

"A partir de demain à 06H00 (locales et GMT), la quarantaine de West Point sera levée", a annoncé la radio publique, citant un communiqué de la présidence.

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West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (as of 27 Aug 2014)

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Liberia Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (29 August 2014)

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 103

Highlight- Case Management

Critical Issues:

• JFK and ELWA III have reached their full capacity and can not admit any new patient

• ELWA II currently has drugs and supplies for a very limited period, at most 5 days.

• There has been lack of water supply at the JKF ETU

• It has been reported that some samples are sent for laboratory investigation without the proper labeling.

• It has been observed that some patients are admitted to the ETUs without the Case Investigation Forms being filled.

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Les ministres de la santé de la CEDEAO expriment leur vive préoccupation au sujet de la fièvre Ebola

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Les ministres de la Santé des Etats membres de la CEDEAO ont exprimé leur vive préoccupation face au défi que représente l’épidémie en cours de la maladie à virus Ebola dans l'espace régional et au niveau international, et exprimé toute leur solidarité aux pays dont les populations sont durement éprouvées par cette maladie.

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Guinea + 3 others
Maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest – mise à jour (28 août 2014)

Épidémiologie et surveillance

  • Selon les informations communiquées par les Ministères de la Santé des quatre pays touchés (Guinée, Libéria, Nigéria et Sierra Leone), la flambée actuelle de maladie à virus Ebola a entraîné au total 3069 cas probables ou confirmés, dont 1552 décès.

  • L’accélération de la flambée se poursuit. En effet, plus de 40% des cas sont survenus au cours des 21 derniers jours. Toutefois, la plupart des cas sont concentrés dans quelques localités seulement.

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola: un test confirme l'intérêt du ZMapp expérimental

08/29/2014 17:00 GMT

PARIS, 29 août 2014 (AFP) - L'intérêt du médicament expérimental ZMapp, administré à titre compassionnel à plusieurs personnes infectées par le virus Ebola cette année, est confirmé par un essai pré-clinique sur des singes qu'il a tous sauvés, même à un stade avancé de la maladie.

L'injection de trois doses du médicament a permis la survie des 18 singes macaques rhésus traités, même lorsque le traitement a été initié cinq jours après l'infection, selon cette expérience publiée vendredi dans la revue scientifique Nature.

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Prototype Ebola drug clears early test hurdle

08/29/2014 17:00 GMT

by Richard INGHAM

PARIS, August 29, 2014 (AFP) - A prototype drug that has been urgently given to a handful of patients with Ebola has cleared an important test hurdle, showing that it cured lab monkeys with the disease, scientists said Friday.

Normally, experimental drugs are tested first on animals and then on progressively larger groups of humans to ensure they are safe and effective.

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Principales dates de l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest

08/29/2014 17:07 GMT

DAKAR, 29 août 2014 (AFP) - De la Guinée forestière à la capitale sénégalaise: rappel des principales dates de l'épidémie de fièvre hémorragique Ebola, qui en huit mois s'est répandue dans cinq pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest.

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Ebola: timeline of a ruthless killer

08/29/2014 17:18 GMT

DAKAR, August 29, 2014 (AFP) - From Guinea's forests to Senegal's capital, via Africa's most populous nation Nigeria, here are the main developments since the haemorrhagic fever Ebola emerged earlier this year in West Africa, spreading to five countries in eight months.

The epidemic, the worst-ever since the virus was first identified in 1976, has left more than 1,500 dead in the region, according to the World Health Organisation.

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The UK- Liberia Ebola Taskforce established by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) airlifts medical consignments to Liberia

LONDON: 28 August 2014: The UK- Liberia Ebola Taskforce established by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) has airlifted the first of two consignments of assorted protective medical supplies to Liberia to assist the Government in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from the country. The supply is expected to arrive in Liberia over the weekend on SN Brussels airline.

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Religious leaders play crucial role in stemming Ebola crisis

29 August 2014

With the number of Ebola cases continuing to rise dramatically across West Africa, CAFOD is working with priests, imams and traditional religious leaders to save lives in remote communities.