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Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

TOKYO, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper than the system currently in use in west Africa where the virus has already killed more than 1,500 people.

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Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset: expert

09/02/2014 02:48 GMT

by Malick Rokhy Ba

DAKAR, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - It has been one of the more bizarre features of a deadly epidemic: a vocal minority in west African society denying that Ebola exists even as family and friends die around them.

The outbreak has cut a swathe through the region, killing more than 1,500 people since the start of the year, yet the work of medics and nurses has been disrupted by angry mobs claiming Ebola is an invention.

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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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29 August 2014: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

SITUATION

• Since early July 2014, reported cases have continued increasing in the four countries affected by the EVD epidemic, according to the WHO.

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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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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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Liberia + 3 others
WFP's Response To Ebola Emergency

The UN World Food Programme is responding to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with an operation that aims to provide food to 1.3 million people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WFP is bringing food for people under treatment, their relatives, and people under medical quarantine. WFP is also assisting the wider humanitarian community with logistics, helping other organisations to get aid workers and critical supplies into the affected areas. Donate here

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Ebola: Farnesina earmarks another 1.5m euro for emergency

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has outlined an approximately 1.5 million eo emergency intervention programme to fight the Ebola epidemic affecting some Western African countries.

The Italian Cooperation has earmarked 240,000 euro for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send doctors, medical supplies and equipment, and boost epidemiological surveillance and provide logistical support and coordination to emergency response activities.

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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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Commission decision on financing humanitarian actions in West Africa from the Bridging Facility, response to Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa (ECHO/-WF/EDF/2014/02000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/759/EU of 12 December 2013 regarding transitional EDF management measures from 1 January 2014 until the entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund1 ('Bridging Facility') and in particular Article 2 thereof,

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Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital

FREETOWN, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday.

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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 + 3 others
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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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