Epidemic

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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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Note pour les médias n° 09-014 | Kinshasa, RDC | 31 juillet 2014

Face à la progression de la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest, et suite à la Déclaration de la Directrice générale de l’OMS classant cette épidémie au niveau III des urgences de santé publique, la RDC a renforcé les mesures sanitaires de surveillance et de prévention au niveau de ses principaux points d’entrée (aéroports et ports internationaux).

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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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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 36 (as of 30 July 2014)

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  • A three-day peace talk was held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 21 July, attended by delegates of various political groups and resulting in the signing of a cessation of hostilities, but clashes between the armed groups continued.

  • Since 1 January, 13,698 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted for treatment across the country. This represents 82 per cent of the SRP target of 16,800 children suffering from SAM.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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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Cameroon + 1 other
Boko Haram représente « une menace pour nous tous »

« Nous ne nous attendions pas à des attaques toujours plus lourdes contre notre pays. Que ce soit de façon indirecte ou directe nous sommes tous touchés par la menace de Boko Haram. Nous ne nous sentons désormais plus tranquilles ». C’est ce qu’ont raconté à la MISNA des sources religieuses contactées à Yaoundé, la capitale politique du Cameroun.

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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.

Agence France-Presse:

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La campagne de vaccination contre la rougeole et la polio reportée à Mbanza-Ngungu

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Radio Okapi

Prévue le vendredi 25 juillet dernier, la campagne de vaccination des enfants contre la rougeole et la poliomyélite n’a toujours pas démarré dans la zone de santé de Mbanza Ngungu au Bas-Congo. Le logisticien du Programme élargi de vaccination (PEV) à Mbanza Ngungu, qui détient le fonds prévu pour cette vaccination, est introuvable. Il n’est pas joignable au téléphone.

A en croire plusieurs sources sur place à Mbanza Ngungu, il serait en possession de 185 000 dollars américains, mis à sa disposition pour l’organisation de cette campagne de vaccination.

Radio Okapi:

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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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American Doctor with Ebola Again Displays Heroism - Gives Experimental Serum to Stricken Colleague

BOONE, N.C., July 31, 2014— Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are in stable but grave condition. Dr. Brantly took a slight turn for the worse overnight. But even as he battles to survive Ebola, this heroic doctor is still focused on the well-being of others.

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World + 13 others
Polio this week as of 31 July 2014

  • In Pakistan, three new cases have been reported, including one from Balochistan. It is the first case in this province since October 2012. However, four positive environmental samples were collected in 2014 from Quetta, Balochistan, the most recent of which on 20 June. This case is linked to these positive environmental samples, suggesting local circulation of WPV1 this year in this area.

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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”.

IRIN:

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Lebanon + 9 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 20-26 July

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REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

• On 30 July, the Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos briefed the Security Council on the first cross-border operation under SC Resolution 2165 (2014). The operation was carried out on Thursday, 24 July, from Turkey through Bab Al Salam border crossing into Syria and included food, shelter materials, household items and water and sanitation supplies for approximately 26,000 people in Aleppo and Idleb Governorates.

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Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) (S/2014/525) [EN/AR]

  1. This fifth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all Syrian parties to the conflict.