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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Outbreak: Logistics Cluster Situation Update, 01 September 2014

Situation Overview

  • Since the Ebola outbreak began, over 3,000 people have been suspected to have contracted the Ebola disease.The Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leonecontinue to report new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease.Ebola patients have also been identified in Nigeria and Senegal.

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Senegal + 1 other
Maladie à virus Ebola au Sénégal

Épidémiologie et surveillance

Le 30 août 2014, le Ministère de la Santé publique et des Affaires sociales du Sénégal a fourni à l’OMS des détails sur un cas de maladie à virus Ebola annoncé dans ce pays le 29 août.

L’OMS a également reçu des détails sur l’enquête d’urgence lancée immédiatement par les autorités. Les tests et la confirmation du virus Ebola ont été faits par un laboratoire à l’Institut Pasteur de Dakar.

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Senegal Bulletin des Prix - août 2014

Au Sénégal, le riz, le mil, le sorgho et le maïs constituent la base de l’alimentation des ménages. L’arachide représente aussi bien une source importante de protéine et communément une culture de rente. Le riz importé est consommé quotidiennement par la grande majorité des ménages, particulièrement dans les centres urbains de Dakar et Touba. Le riz produit localement dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal y est consommé. St. Louis est le principal marché dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal. Le mil est consommé dans les régions centrales où Kaolack représente le marché régional le plus important.

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Mali + 15 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix - août 2014

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Nigeria + 4 others
Ebola : un nouveau cas confirmé au Nigeria, les agents de santé en première ligne

08/31/2014 20:46 GMT

LAGOS, 31 août 2014 (AFP) - Le Nigeria a annoncé dimanche un nouveau cas confirmé d'Ebola, celui de l'épouse, elle-même médecin, d'un docteur tué par le virus, la liste des membres du personnel soignant fauchés par la fièvre hémorragique en Afrique de l'Ouest ne cessant de s'allonger.

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Nigeria + 3 others
Health workers death toll mounts in W.Africa as Ebola spreads

08/31/2014 21:54 GMT

LAGOS, August 31, 2014 (AFP) - Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a fresh case of Ebola in a doctor whose husband died from the virus, adding to a growing list of healthcare workers in west Africa hit by the epidemic.

The woman's husband was also a doctor who died in the city of Port Harcourt on August 22 after treating a patient that had contact with the Liberian man who brought the virus to Nigeria in late July.

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Senegal + 1 other
Ebola virus disease update – Senegal

Epidemiology and surveillance

On 30 August 2014, Senegal’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs provided WHO with details about a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) announced in that country on 29 August.

WHO has also received details of the emergency investigation immediately launched by the Government. Testing and confirmation of Ebola were undertaken by a laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Dakar.

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World + 32 others
Price Watch August 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).

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Liberia + 3 others
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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Guinea-Bissau + 4 others
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 + 3 others
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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Guinea + 3 others
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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Senegal Price Bulletin August 2014

Rice, millet, sorghum, and maize are the primary staple foods in Senegal. Groundnuts are both an important source of protein and a commonly grown cash crop. Imported rice is consumed daily by the vast majority of households in Senegal particularly in Dakar and Touba urban centers. Local rice is produced and consumed in the Senegal River Valley. St. Louis is a major market for the Senegal River Valley. Millet is consumed in central regions where Kaolack is the most important regional market. Maize is produced and consumed in areas around Kaolack, Tambacounda, and the Senegal River Valley.

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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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Liberia + 4 others
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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Liberia + 4 others
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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Liberia + 4 others
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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Senegal + 1 other
Ebola hits 5th WAfrican state as Senegal confirms first case

08/30/2014 02:41 GMT

by MALICK BA

DAKAR, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.

The case marks the first time a new country has been hit by the outbreak since July and comes a day after the World Health Organization warned the number of infections was increasing rapidly.

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