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Guinea + 2 others
Ebola - softly, softly on bush meat

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CONAKRY, 1 August 2014 (IRIN) - Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in West Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.

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Lebanon + 3 others
Ebola: le Liban suspend les permis de travail pour des ressortissants africains

08/01/2014 10:32 GMT

BEYROUTH, 1 août 2014 (AFP) - Le ministère libanais du Travail a décidé de suspendre la délivrance de permis de travail aux ressortissants de pays africains où sévit l'épidémie d'Ebola qui a fait déjà plus de 700 morts sur ce continent.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
12 delegados de Cruz Roja parten hacia Sierra Leona en una misión humanitaria de salud frente al Ébola

  • Salen junto a la Unidad de Respuesta a Emergencias, especializada en Cuidados Básicos de Salud (UCBS), que se va a desplegar en el país, y que provee de servicio sanitario esencial en las áreas curativas, preventiva y de salud comunitaria.

  • La Organización ha realizado también una contribución de 30.000 euros para apoyar las acciones puestas en marcha por la Cruz Roja de Sierra Leona.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
CARE Statement on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

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CARE

CARE is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa and is committed to working closely with health officials in the region to help educate the public and end this outbreak.

The current Ebola outbreak is, by far, the deadliest-ever outbreak of this rare, severe and usually fatal hemorrhagic fever. 729 people have died so far in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. According to Nigerian health officials, a Liberian man died of Ebola on July 25 in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s largest city.

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Liberia + 3 others
AmeriCares Responds to West Africa Ebola Outbreak

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AmeriCares

Stamford, Conn. – July 31, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to West Africa for the worsening Ebola outbreak, including personal protective equipment for health workers that offers the only line of defense against the deadly virus. More than 700 people have died from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the first fatality was recently reported in Nigeria.

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Mali + 13 others
West Africa Price Bulletin Juy 2014

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

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Guinea + 2 others
As West Africa Ebola outbreak worsens, CDC issues Level 3 Travel Warning

CDC surge scaling up response in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3 travel warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in this region.

CDC is rapidly increasing its ongoing efforts in the three nations. CDC disease detectives and other staff are on the ground:

  • Tracking the epidemic including using real-time data to improve response Improving case finding

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Guinea + 3 others
Maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest – mise à jour 31 juillet 2014

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques 31 juillet 2014

Épidémiologie et surveillance

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola fears send Liberia hand sanitiser prices soaring: NGO

07/31/2014 17:49 GMT

LONDON, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - The struggle to contain the worst-ever Ebola epidemic in west Africa is being complicated by the soaring cost of hand sanitiser, a leading charity said on Thursday.

Mike Noyes, ActionAid UK's Head of Humanitarian Response, said the prices of some hygiene products had gone up sevenfold, making them unaffordable for many in the region.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

07/31/2014 14:29 GMT

By Rod Mac Johnson

FREETOWN, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency on Thursday as countries across the world announced stringent new security measures to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.

The impoverished country, along with neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected more than 1,300 people, hit major west African cities and sparked alarm over its possible spread to western nations.

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Guinea + 2 others
WHO Director-General, west African presidents to launch intensified Ebola outbreak response plan

The Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa identifies the need for several hundred more personnel to be deployed in affected countries to supplement overstretched treatment facilities.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Agencies fighting Ebola reach “breaking point”

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IRIN

KENEMA/KAILAHUN/FREETOWN/MONROVIA, 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - A shortage of trained health workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who can treat Ebola victims and prevent further spread of the deadly disease is hampering response efforts, say Health Ministry and NGO staff, who say their efforts are at “breaking point”.

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RDC: nouvelles mesures de prévention contre Ebola

07/31/2014 12:24 GMT

KINSHASA, 31 juillet 2014 (AFP) - La République démocratique du Congo va appliquer de nouvelles mesures sanitaires pour prévenir l'apparition sur son sol de la fièvre hémorragique Ebola, qui a fait près de 700 morts en Afrique de l'Ouest depuis le début de l'année, a-t-on appris de source officielle.

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Address to the Nation on the Ebola Outbreak by His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma July 30, 2014

Today, I ask the entire nation to mourn with the families of our national heroes including Dr. Sheik Humarru Khan who lost their lives battling the Ebola outbreak in our country.

They were true patriots, paragons of service. We must win this fight in honor of their memory, and with prayers in our hearts, for all our compatriots who are victims of this deadly disease.

Since the outbreak, my government, in collaboration with development partners has continued to mobilize and deploy resources and expertise nationally and internationally to fight the disease.

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Turning to traditional healers to help stop the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Katherine Mueller, IFRC

In a land where voodoo, witchcraft and curses are the norm, Fallah James is a sought-after man. As a traditional healer in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kailahun district, people turn to him for treatment before they even consider crossing the threshold of a hospital or health care clinic. “I cure people who are said to have been cursed. Headaches, or if you have a broken leg, I can cure that,” explains James. “And in Africa, here we say this person has witchcraft behind him. I can drive that out.”

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Guinea + 3 others
EU scales up funding in response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

European Commission - IP/14/891 30/07/2014

The European Commission is allocating an additional €2 million to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. This brings the Commission's aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to €3.9 million.

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Challenges and rewards of working on Ebola outbreak

“It was great that Mauricio and I arrived the same day; we were able to share first, very shocking, impressions and to go through the process of adapting to difficult working conditions together,” says Dr Catherine Houlihan, an infectious disease doctor from the United Kingdom deployed through WHO to help respond to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

For Catherine this is her first deployment in an outbreak setting; “On my first day, I felt shocked by the enormity of the challenges. The day after, I started to adapt.”