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Ebola patients could get transfusions from survivors ‘within weeks’


Work has commenced to make it possible to use blood in epidemic-hit countries, says World Health Organisation

Patients in the three west African countries devastated by Ebola may be able to get transfusions of blood from survivors within weeks, the World Health Organisation says.

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Ebola se déplace à l'intérieur des pays touchés, la menace hors d'Afrique s'atténue

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | mercredi 22/10/2014 - 12:59 GMT


Le virus Ebola continue de frapper sans relâche en Afrique de l'Ouest, où il se déplace géographiquement à l'intérieur des pays touchés, tandis que les risques de propagation en dehors de cette région paraissaient mercredi refluer.

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Cuba sends 83 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa

10/22/2014 - 13:12 GMT

A contingent of 83 doctors and nurses departed Cuba late Tuesday for Guinea and Liberia, bringing to 256 the number of medical workers sent by Havana to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

The state-run Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday that the plane carrying the "heroic" medical workers was seen off at the airport by President Raul Castro, as they head "to the epicenter of the global fight against Ebola."

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WFP West Africa Ebola Response Situation Report #9, 22 October 2014

3 pillars of WFP support:

  • Delivering food alongside the health re-sponse;

  • Ensuring the movement of partner staff and materials; and

  • Providing common services and infrastruc-ture support for health partners.

In numbers

To date, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:

  • 13,125 mt of food delivered to 776,000 people since April 2014*;

  • 1,130 responders transported by UNHAS, with two planes and one helicopter in operation; and

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Ebola : l'ONU se félicite de l'arrivée d'un vaccin d'essai pour lutter contre le virus

UN News Service

21 octobre 2014 – L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a annoncé mardi qu'un candidat vaccin contre le virus de l'Ebola sera bientôt mis à disposition dans le cadre des efforts pour lutter contre cette maladie. L'agence attend l'arrivée à Genève mercredi 22 octobre d'une livraison de ce vaccin de provenance du Canada.

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Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted additional funding for the fight against Ebola

Development Minister Sirpa Paatero has today signed a pledge of EUR 7.1 million in support for the UN Ebola Trust Fund through which UN agencies, led by WHO, are fighting against the spread of the disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Food for the Hungry Partners with Integral Alliance to Quell Ebola Infections in Liberia

Contact: Megan Rose
Gordon C. James Public Relations
Office: (602) 274-1988
Cell: (602) 690-0801

PHOENIX (October 21, 2014) – Food for the Hungry (FH), through an Integral Alliance partnership that includes Medical Teams International (MTI), is helping to prevent Ebola from spreading in Liberia, working in seven Liberian counties.

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Australian humanitarian agencies issue joint call to action on Ebola

As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, leaders of Australian humanitarian agencies have issued a joint call to action for the Australian government.

“The world is fast approaching a point of no return in halting the spread of Ebola. Current estimates indicate that we could see 10,000 new cases per week by mid-December. Should global efforts at this stage fail to increase in both pace and effort, the long-term consequences in West Africa and beyond will be catastrophic,” said Marc Purcell, Executive Director of ACFID.

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Emergency Team Supporting Health Workers on Ebola Front Lines


Health workers face greatest risk as they protect and save lives

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Africare Delivers $180,000 in Medical Supplies to Two Liberian Hospitals


Africare/Liberia recently delivered a total of $180,000 in medical supplies to the two biggest hospitals in Bong County, Liberia.

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Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response


By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue

DAKAR/MONROVIA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

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Ebola - Peut-on mettre l'Afrique de l'Ouest en quarantaine ?


NEW YORK, 21 octobre 2014 (IRIN) - Aux États-Unis, depuis le décès du Libérien Thomas Eric Duncan au Texas le 8 octobre et l'infection par Ebola de deux infirmières américaines qui s'étaient occupées du malade, les parlementaires sont de plus en plus nombreux à demander une interdiction des vols en provenance des pays les plus touchés par le virus, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.


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Africa Ebola Coordination and Preparedness: Emergency Appeal Operation Update n° MDR60002, Operations update n° 5


IFRC continues to support National Societies with international emergency appeals to combat Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. The appeals employ a 5 pillar approach spelled out in the Ebola regional framework. These include: (1) Beneficiary Communication and Social Mobilization; (2) Contact Tracing and Surveillance; (3) Psychosocial Support; (4) Case Management; and (5) Dead Body Management, Burials and Disinfection. In addition, a regional appeal has been launched to cater to multi-country support needs.

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2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Outbreak Distribution Map (Updated October 21, 2014)

Countries with cases of Ebola

Countries with Widespread Transmission

Sierra Leone

Countries (Affected Areas) with Localized Transmission

Nigeria(1) (Port Harcourt and Lagos)
United States2 (Dallas, TX)

Countries (Affected Areas) with Travel-associated Case(s)(2)

Senegal(2) (Dakar)

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Taiwan gearing up for Ebola


TAIPEI, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Health departments in Taiwan are gearing up for potential Ebola cases as the fatal virus rages through West Africa.

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou urged the island's health departments to map out a pandemic prevention plan and check medical resources while asking the public to stay calm at a meeting on Tuesday.

"There is no need to panic since we have rich experience in dealing with epidemics," Ma said, also stressing that Ebola spreads through body fluids, unlike airborne SARS.

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Ebola Outbreak: Logistics Cluster Situation Update, 19 October 2014

Situation Overview& Highlights

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Welcoming $50 million in Ebola Trust Fund Pledges, Secretary-General Says More Needed for Rapid, Effective Global Response


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

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Ebola: Risks of overland spread (Map of the week, 13 October 2014)


West Africa’s road network – through which the majority of intra-regional trade occurs – could facilitate the spread of Ebola. Travellers and traders infected in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone may transmit the virus via some of the major highways. In this respect, groups such as long-distance lorry drivers could be particularly at risk, particularly if effective monitoring systems for Ebola are not established at border crossings.