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Switzerland steps up aid to fight Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Bern, 01.09.2014 - Switzerland is stepping up its aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Swiss Humanitarian Aid has committed an additional CHF 1 million to fund various direct operations in Liberia. A specially chartered plane will leave on Monday with 14 tonnes of medical supplies on board. In addition, the agreement between Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) has been activated. Two specialists will leave Switzerland on Monday on a mission to assess the needs on the ground.

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 105

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Nimba County

• A 20 yrs female contact that escaped from contact tracers in Monrovia was found at Cestos River Bridge between Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties and is currently being quarantined at JFDMH in Tappita.

• 7 AG YAMAHH Motorbikes were received from MOHSW for Ebola response

• The Psychosocial team, Case management and the County Task Force headed by the county superintendent distributed food items to 7 communities.

Bomi

• A body (probable) was buried in Tubmanburg.

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La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. L’Aide humanitaire de la Confédération a débloqué un montant supplémentaire d’un million de francs pour financer diverses actions directes au Libéria. Un avion charter décollera ainsi ce lundi avec 14 tonnes de matériel médical. Par ailleurs, la Convention liant l’Aide humanitaire aux Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève (HUG) a été activée. Deux experts doivent quitter la Suisse ce lundi pour une mission d’évaluation des besoins sur le terrain.

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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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Liberia’s West Point: Life After Ebola Quarantine

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Voice of America

Residents of Liberia’s West Point neighborhood are jubilant now that the government has lifted a 10 day-old quarantine of the densely populated borough of the capital, Monrovia.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said the quarantine was necessary to control the spread of the virus, which the World Health Organization says has killed more than 1,500 people in four West African countries.

Frustration with the quarantine led to protest and, in one confrontation, police opened fire and used tear gas on the residents.

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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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Ugandan team brings Ebola experience to Liberia

A team of Ugandan doctors and health workers are deployed by WHO to provide medical support for an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia. This team comes with vast experience in managing Ebola outbreaks, having faced many cases of this disease since 2000. They work shifts alongside their Liberian colleagues to provide around the clock care and to help maintain strict infection control measures.

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Liberia Lifts Ebola-Related Quarantine

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Voice of America

The Liberian government has lifted the quarantine it imposed on an impoverished Monrovia neighborhood in an attempt to contain the spread of Ebola.

The government on Saturday removed barricades around the seaside district of West Point. That move prompted celebrations from residents and led shopkeepers to reopen their stores.

Riot police clashed with residents when the government abruptly imposed the restrictions 10 days ago. Residents feared they would be cut off from supplies of food and water.

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Liberia adds new Ebola centres as tries to contain virus outbreak

DAKAR, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Liberia is building five new Ebola treatment centres each with capacity for 100 beds as it struggles to contain the spread of world's biggest outbreak of the deadly disease, government and health officials said on Saturday.

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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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Ebola: Le Liberia interdit le débarquement de marins dans ses ports

08/30/2014 11:25 GMT

MONROVIA, 30 août 2014 (AFP) - Le Liberia a annoncé samedi l'interdiction de tout débarquement de marins dans ses ports tant que l'épidémie d'Ebola qui frappe l'Afrique de l'Ouest n'était pas maîtrisée.

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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

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Ebola: Levée samedi de la quarantaine dans un quartier de Monrovia (officiel)

08/29/2014 22:20 GMT

MONROVIA, 29 août 2014 (AFP) - Les autorités du Liberia, pays le plus touché par l'épidémie d'Ebola, ont annoncé la levée samedi de la quarantaine du quartier de West Point, dans la capitale, Monrovia, imposée le 20 août.

"A partir de demain à 06H00 (locales et GMT), la quarantaine de West Point sera levée", a annoncé la radio publique, citant un communiqué de la présidence.

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West Africa: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (as of 27 Aug 2014)

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Liberia Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (29 August 2014)

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 103

Highlight- Case Management

Critical Issues:

• JFK and ELWA III have reached their full capacity and can not admit any new patient

• ELWA II currently has drugs and supplies for a very limited period, at most 5 days.

• There has been lack of water supply at the JKF ETU

• It has been reported that some samples are sent for laboratory investigation without the proper labeling.

• It has been observed that some patients are admitted to the ETUs without the Case Investigation Forms being filled.

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Ebola: un test confirme l'intérêt du ZMapp expérimental

08/29/2014 17:00 GMT

PARIS, 29 août 2014 (AFP) - L'intérêt du médicament expérimental ZMapp, administré à titre compassionnel à plusieurs personnes infectées par le virus Ebola cette année, est confirmé par un essai pré-clinique sur des singes qu'il a tous sauvés, même à un stade avancé de la maladie.

L'injection de trois doses du médicament a permis la survie des 18 singes macaques rhésus traités, même lorsque le traitement a été initié cinq jours après l'infection, selon cette expérience publiée vendredi dans la revue scientifique Nature.

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Prototype Ebola drug clears early test hurdle

08/29/2014 17:00 GMT

by Richard INGHAM

PARIS, August 29, 2014 (AFP) - A prototype drug that has been urgently given to a handful of patients with Ebola has cleared an important test hurdle, showing that it cured lab monkeys with the disease, scientists said Friday.

Normally, experimental drugs are tested first on animals and then on progressively larger groups of humans to ensure they are safe and effective.

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Principales dates de l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest

08/29/2014 17:07 GMT

DAKAR, 29 août 2014 (AFP) - De la Guinée forestière à la capitale sénégalaise: rappel des principales dates de l'épidémie de fièvre hémorragique Ebola, qui en huit mois s'est répandue dans cinq pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest.

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