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Ebola crisis: South African tycoon Motsepe donates $1m

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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Fears that Ebola crisis will set back malaria fight

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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Ebola: Can big data analytics help contain its spread?

By Matthew Wall

Business reporter, BBC News

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has now claimed more than 4,000 lives.

While emergency response teams, medical charities and non-governmental organisations struggle to contain the virus, could big data analytics help?

A growing number of data scientists believe so.

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BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service

The BBC has launched an Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in West Africa.

The service will provide audio, text message alerts and images to help people get the latest public health information to combat the spread of Ebola in the region.

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Chikungunya: el reto de combatir una epidemia desconocida

Lorena Arroyo

BBC Mundo, @bbc_arroyo

Cuando la chikungunya llegó a San Cristóbal, el epicentro de la enfermedad en América Latina, pocos en esa provincia de República Dominicana habían oído hablar de la dolencia de origen africano que significa literalmente "estar doblado de dolor".

Y así, retorcidos por el dolor de articulaciones, con fiebre muy alta, dolor de cabeza y abdominal y picazón, es como le empezaron a llegar al doctor Miguel Ángel Geraldino los pacientes por centenares poco después de Semana Santa.