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Medical anthropology study of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia/West Africa

The current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa (Guinea Conakry,

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President Sirleaf Visits Lofa County, Original Epic Center of the Ebola Virus Disease; In Foya, MSF Reports ‘No New Case’ for the Past Three Weeks

Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Foya, Lofa County - The county that reported the first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease, Lofa County in northwestern Liberia, has reported a drastic decline in the transmission of the virus with “no new cases” reported for the past three weeks.

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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 22 October 2014


A total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in five affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 19 October. A total of 4877 deaths have been reported.

The outbreaks of EVD in Senegal and Nigeria were declared over on 17 October and 19 October 2014, respectively.

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Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa - Executive brief, 22 October 2014


  • The current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa is the world’s largest Ebola outbreak recorded to date. The epidemic is severely affecting Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, resulting in deaths and adversely impacting the food security of affected populations.

  • If not addressed now, the consequences of the outbreak could lead to long-lasting impacts on farmers' livelihoods and rural economies. A multisectoral approach is required to contain the outbreak and stabilize affected areas.

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100 million euros for the fight against Ebola

The Federal Government has increased its support for the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to over 100 million euros, from which the Federal Foreign Office will receive 29 million euros for humanitarian assistance and evacuation measures. In his speech at the World Health Summit on 19 October, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier proposed sending a civilian EU mission to the areas hit by Ebola.

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Ebola se déplace à l'intérieur des pays touchés, la menace hors d'Afrique s'atténue

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | mercredi 22/10/2014 - 12:59 GMT


Le virus Ebola continue de frapper sans relâche en Afrique de l'Ouest, où il se déplace géographiquement à l'intérieur des pays touchés, tandis que les risques de propagation en dehors de cette région paraissaient mercredi refluer.

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Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa as vaccine race heats up

10/22/2014 - 20:17 GMT

by Rod Mac Johnson

Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".

The latest contingent of 83 reinforcements sent by Havana brought the total number of Cuban health workers in west Africa to at least 248, after 165 medical professionals were already sent to Sierra Leone last month.

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WFP West Africa Ebola Response Situation Report #9, 22 October 2014

3 pillars of WFP support:

  • Delivering food alongside the health re-sponse;

  • Ensuring the movement of partner staff and materials; and

  • Providing common services and infrastruc-ture support for health partners.

In numbers

To date, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:

  • 13,125 mt of food delivered to 776,000 people since April 2014*;

  • 1,130 responders transported by UNHAS, with two planes and one helicopter in operation; and

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Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted additional funding for the fight against Ebola

Development Minister Sirpa Paatero has today signed a pledge of EUR 7.1 million in support for the UN Ebola Trust Fund through which UN agencies, led by WHO, are fighting against the spread of the disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Food for the Hungry Partners with Integral Alliance to Quell Ebola Infections in Liberia

Contact: Megan Rose
Gordon C. James Public Relations
Office: (602) 274-1988
Cell: (602) 690-0801

PHOENIX (October 21, 2014) – Food for the Hungry (FH), through an Integral Alliance partnership that includes Medical Teams International (MTI), is helping to prevent Ebola from spreading in Liberia, working in seven Liberian counties.

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Australian humanitarian agencies issue joint call to action on Ebola

As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, leaders of Australian humanitarian agencies have issued a joint call to action for the Australian government.

“The world is fast approaching a point of no return in halting the spread of Ebola. Current estimates indicate that we could see 10,000 new cases per week by mid-December. Should global efforts at this stage fail to increase in both pace and effort, the long-term consequences in West Africa and beyond will be catastrophic,” said Marc Purcell, Executive Director of ACFID.

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Emergency Team Supporting Health Workers on Ebola Front Lines


Health workers face greatest risk as they protect and save lives

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Africare Delivers $180,000 in Medical Supplies to Two Liberian Hospitals


Africare/Liberia recently delivered a total of $180,000 in medical supplies to the two biggest hospitals in Bong County, Liberia.

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Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response


By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue

DAKAR/MONROVIA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

Read the full article on AlertNet


For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Africa Ebola Coordination and Preparedness: Emergency Appeal Operation Update n° MDR60002, Operations update n° 5


IFRC continues to support National Societies with international emergency appeals to combat Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. The appeals employ a 5 pillar approach spelled out in the Ebola regional framework. These include: (1) Beneficiary Communication and Social Mobilization; (2) Contact Tracing and Surveillance; (3) Psychosocial Support; (4) Case Management; and (5) Dead Body Management, Burials and Disinfection. In addition, a regional appeal has been launched to cater to multi-country support needs.

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2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Outbreak Distribution Map (Updated October 21, 2014)

Countries with cases of Ebola

Countries with Widespread Transmission

Sierra Leone

Countries (Affected Areas) with Localized Transmission

Nigeria(1) (Port Harcourt and Lagos)
United States2 (Dallas, TX)

Countries (Affected Areas) with Travel-associated Case(s)(2)

Senegal(2) (Dakar)

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Taiwan gearing up for Ebola


TAIPEI, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Health departments in Taiwan are gearing up for potential Ebola cases as the fatal virus rages through West Africa.

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou urged the island's health departments to map out a pandemic prevention plan and check medical resources while asking the public to stay calm at a meeting on Tuesday.

"There is no need to panic since we have rich experience in dealing with epidemics," Ma said, also stressing that Ebola spreads through body fluids, unlike airborne SARS.

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Ebola Outbreak: Logistics Cluster Situation Update, 19 October 2014

Situation Overview& Highlights