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20 Nov 2014 description

Cinco personas actualmente en poder de las FARC, incluyendo el general del ejército Rubén Darío Alzate, serán liberadas "a la mayor brevedad posible", informaron este miércoles los garantes de las conversaciones de paz entre el grupo guerrillero y el gobierno colombiano.

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12 Nov 2014 description

By Ben Carter

BBC News

The Ebola virus has killed about 5,000 people since March - but one scientist who is studying the statistics says this is not the best figure to consider if we really want to understand the current state of the outbreak and how to beat it.

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03 Nov 2014 description

By Camila Ruz

BBC News

The peak season for Lassa fever in West Africa is about to begin. The viral haemorrhagic fever has been largely forgotten in the Ebola crisis, and health workers are warning that they may not have the resources to deal with the disease if cases increase.

At first sight the symptoms of Lassa are identical to Ebola. There can be bleeding, vomiting and fever. But whereas Ebola is a new outbreak, Lassa is a constant presence. Every year it infects from 300,000 to 500,000 people, killing up to 20,000.

29 Oct 2014 description

South Africa's first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, has donated $1m (£620,000) to Guinea to help the country fight Ebola.

The mining magnate said he hoped it would assist with clinical management, social mobilisation and other key steps in controlling the deadly virus.

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28 Oct 2014 description

By Jane Dreaper

Health correspondent, BBC News

A leading malaria control expert has said efforts to contain the disease may be jeopardised by the Ebola crisis.

Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, who heads the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, said after visiting west Africa: "Understandably, all the health workers' attention is on Ebola."

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