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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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The fight against Ebola

Is there one thing you never leave home without? For Francis, there are two: his toolbox and a first aid kit. As a carpenter, he was already used to fixing things in his community. Now he has been trained by Save the Children as a Community Health Worker, so he can also provide basic medical care.

“Usually when people come for treatment I leave the woodwork, get my hands washed and attend to them – then get back to work,” he says.

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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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Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, un effrayant virus tueur venu de loin

04/11/2014 15:13 GMT

Par Coumba SYLLA

DAKAR, 11 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'Afrique de l'Ouest fait face depuis plusieurs semaines à une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique en partie due au virus Ebola qui a fait plus de 110 morts, changeant les comportements et provoquant une mobilisation internationale pour enrayer sa propagation.

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The foreign ministry is helping support stopping the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa

The foreign ministry is supporting the World Health Organization in preventing the further spread of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that it is a very rapidly spreading virus, which needs to be stopped quickly. “We must prevent a major epidemic, which according to the worst case scenario could begin to massively spread in Guinea and to neighbouring countries,” he added.

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West Africa - Seasonal Monitor - April 2, 2014

Key Messages

Timely start to the rainy season in the Bi-modal zone

  • February to March rainfall estimates in conjunction with medium term forecasts indicate that the onset of the long season rains (March to July) began in the Bi-modal zone of West Africa in mid-March, as would be expected in a typical year.

  • Current climatic conditions are favorable for a normal start of agricultural activities in April in the Bi-modal zone.

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La diffusion d’informations vitales permet de ralentir la propagation du virus Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest

DAKAR, Sénégal, le 10 avril 2014 - Avec les Ministères de la santé et d'autres partenaires dans sept pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest, l'UNICEF utilise tout un arsenal de communication (textos SMS via téléphones mobiles, émissions de radio, programmes de télévision et campagnes de porte-à-porte) pour diffuser des informations d’importance critique en vue d’enrayer la propagation du virus Ebola, un virus souvent mortel.

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Ebola : les humanitaires intensifient leurs efforts en Afrique de l'Ouest

04/10/2014 20:37 GMT

Par Mouctar BAH et Abdoulaye BAH

CONAKRY, 10 avril 2014 (AFP) - Plusieurs organisations humanitaires ont annoncé jeudi l'intensification de leurs efforts de prévention et de lutte contre l'épidémie de fièvre Ebola en cours en Afrique de l'Ouest, particulièrement en Guinée, pays le plus affecté avec 67 morts.

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Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 10 April 2014)

10 April 2014 – As of 10 April, a cumulative total of 157 clinically compatible cases, including 101 deaths have been officially reported. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 38 are positive by PCR for ebolavirus) and at the European Union Mobile Laboratory (EMLab) team in Guekedou (38 samples tested/28 positive). A total of 66 clinical cases have been laboratory confirmed (42%), while 87 of the remaining clinical cases are classified as probable cases and 4 as suspected cases.

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Sierra Leone launches weapons marking and registration programme

By Liana Tepperman

Last week marked the launch of the Sierra Leone Weapons Marking and Computerisation Programme, which is managed by the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLeNCSA) and supported by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). Hon. Joseph B. Dauda, Minister of Internal Affairs, led the event which showcased a marking demonstration by newly trained members of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP).

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ACT Alert: Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Guinea (and possible outbreak in Sierra Leone)

Report
ACT Alliance

Geneva, 10 April 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Life-saving information helps reduce spread of Ebola across West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, 10 April 2014 – Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, UNICEF is using text messaging through mobile phones, radio shows, TV programmes and door-to-door campaigns to disseminate life-saving information in an effort to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus.

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Action Contre la Faim lutte contre l’épidémie d’Ebola

En Guinée-Conakry où l’on compte déjà 85 morts et suspecte plus de 150 infections, les équipes d’Action contre la Faim interviennent auprès des populations à risque dans le but d’éviter de nouvelles infections. Action contre la Faim a prévu la distribution de chlore et de savon, ainsi que le renforcement des dispositifs de promotion au lavage des mains dans les écoles.

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Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (9 April 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

The Ebola virus has been detected and confirmed in Guinea and Liberia. So far 111 deaths have been reported in these two countries (101 in Guinea and 10 in Liberia). There has been suspected cases in Sierra Leone and Mali; confirmation of these cases is ongoing.

Ebola primarily affects adults, and in particular, those who have sustained contact with other infected individuals, such as health workers.

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Ebola en Afrique occidentale : une des épidémies qui représente le plus de défis (OMS)

04/08/2014 17:06 GMT

GENÈVE, 8 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'épidémie de la fièvre Ebola en Afrique occidentale est l'une des épidémies qui comporte "le plus de défis" depuis l'apparition de la maladie il y a 40 ans, a estimé mardi l'Organisation mondiale de la santé, alors que le nombre de morts atteint 111.

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West Africa Ebola outbreak among 'most challenging' ever: WHO

04/08/2014 19:15 GMT

by Jonathan FOWLER

GENEVA, April 8, 2014 (AFP) - West Africa's Ebola unprecedented outbreak is among the "most challenging" for health workers since the deadly disease emerged elsewhere in Africa four decades ago as the suspected death toll topped 100, the WHO said Tuesday.

Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said the agency was concerned about the spread of the virus from its epicentre in the forests of southern Guinea.

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