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Big data becomes tool in Ebola battle

Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | Sunday 10/26/2014 - 01:05 GMT

by Rob Lever

Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the hemorrhagic fever beginning to spread in Guinea.

By scouring the Internet for clues from social media, local news reports and other available online data, the algorithm developed by HealthMap had an early picture of the deadly disease moving across West Africa.

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UNICEF - Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #57, 22 October 2014

Highlights

  • Since the UNICEF SitRep of 11 October 2014, 416 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola and 247 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia.

  • Montserrado remains the epicenter of the epidemic, with 288 new cases recorded during the reporting period. While still the county of second-highest incidence, Lofa recorded just 8 new cases, indicating the epidemic curve may be steadying in the county. Bong continued to report a rise, adding an additional 37 cases, with 19 new cases recorded in Margibi and 26 in Nimba.

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WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 25 October 2014

SUMMARY

A total of 10 141 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 23 October. There have been 4922 reported deaths.

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Ebola: Aporte de un millón de dólares a ONU

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Redhum

Con el propósito de atender la necesidad de los países vulnerables en contra de la propagación del virus ébola ayer el presidente del Estado Evo Morales informó que, por decisión del gabinete de ministros, reunidos ayer, se resolvió aportar con un millón de dólares a la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), para coadyuvar en el proceso de prevención contra la epidemia de la mortal enfermedad.

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Ethiopia Contributes to African Union Ebola Response Efforts

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African Union

Press Release Nº290/2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–24 October 2014:The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has answered to the appeal made by the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma last week to Member States to urgently contribute human resources to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Déclaration sur la 3ème réunion du Comité d’urgence du Règlement sanitaire international concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La troisième réunion du Comité d’urgence convoquée par le Directeur général de l’OMS au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) [RSI (2005)] concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en 2014 en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenue le mercredi 22 octobre 2014, de 13 heures à 17 h 10 (HEC), avec les membres et les conseillers du Comité.

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IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today (24 October) reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, citing the recommendations of the third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

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West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 24 October 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

7,160 NEW IDPs FOLLOWING INCREASE IN VIOLENCE

Widespread violence since 7 October has spurred renewed displacement of some 7,160 people in and around Bangui, according to an IOM report published on 21 October. Much of the displacement originates from Bangui’s 3rd and 5th neighbourhoods, with additional displacement of some 4,300 IDPs in Bimbo.

MALI

7 KILLED AND 5,000 DISPLACED FOLLOWING FIGHTING IN THE NORTH

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Ebola: la Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars, annonce son président

24/10/2014 - 14:27 GMT

La Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les trois pays ouest-africains les plus sévèrement atteints, a annoncé vendredi le président chinois Xi Jinping.

Pékin donnera un total de 500 millions de yuans (82 millions de dollars) au Liberia, à la Sierra Leone et à la Guinée, ainsi qu'à des organisations internationales, a précisé l'agence de presse officielle Xinhua, citant le président chinois.

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China pledges $82 million to fight Ebola: Xinhua

10/24/2014 - 13:55 GMT

China will provide Ebola hit countries in West Africa with new aid worth the equivalent of $82 million, China's President Xi Jinping said on Friday, as European leaders pledged more donations.

Beijing will give 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as well as international organisations, the official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as saying.

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'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Friday 10/24/2014 - 07:03 GMT

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.

Clever, a maker of air filters, said it is sending thousands of the $75 masks for use by doctors and other health professionals in Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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European Council (23 and 24 October 2014) - Conclusions

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European Union

(Excerpt)

Ebola

10. The European Council is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the increasing number of people infected and dying from it. It commended the work done by the governments of the affected countries and by NGOs in responding to an unprecedented health challenge. The European Council also expressed its deep appreciation for the selfless dedication of health workers in this crisis and for their courage and professionalism.

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Ebola outbreak prompts food scarcity and threat of social conflict

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Guardian

Fears are growing that the economic impact of the Ebola crisis could lead to unrest and political crises in west African countries

Farmers in Liberia are too frightened to work together in their fields, fertilisers and seeds are stuck on the other side of closed borders, markets are almost empty, people have less money because jobs that involve physical contact with others are disappearing, and prices for everything from cassava to palm oil are rising.

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Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight

By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana

ABUJA/FREETOWN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

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Ebola : une société japonaise offre 10.000 masques haute protection à la Guinée, au Liberia et la RDC

Tokyo, Japon | AFP | vendredi 24/10/2014 - 06:42 GMT

Une petite société japonaise a annoncé vendredi avoir décidé d'offrir 10.000 masques de protection aux trois pays ouest-africains principalement touchés par l'épidémie Ebola.

"Nous avions reçu un appel du gouvernement de Guinée qui voulait nous acheter des masques. Mais les procédures d'achat prennent des mois, alors nous avons décidé d'offrir ces masques" (59 euros pièce) pour le personnel qui traite des malades, a déclaré Tsuyoshi Nakagawara, un des dirigeants de l'entreprise Clever.

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Ebola - Peut-on mettre l'Afrique de l'Ouest en quarantaine ?

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IRIN

NEW YORK, 21 octobre 2014 (IRIN) - Aux États-Unis, depuis le décès du Libérien Thomas Eric Duncan au Texas le 8 octobre et l'infection par Ebola de deux infirmières américaines qui s'étaient occupées du malade, les parlementaires sont de plus en plus nombreux à demander une interdiction des vols en provenance des pays les plus touchés par le virus, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.

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ActionAid: Many Unknown Ebola Cases

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Voice of America

Joe DeCapua
Last updated on: October 23, 2014 1:01 PM

While the West Africa Ebola outbreak did not start in Liberia, the country has been the hardest hit with the most cases and deaths. The group ActionAid says it’s not clear just how many cases of Ebola remain unaccounted for in the country.

Listen to De Capua report on ActionAid Ebola efforts in Liberia

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An additional SEK 400 million for the fight against Ebola and humanitarian disasters

The Government today decided to earmark an additional SEK 400 million from funds for development assistance in Africa for extraordinary measures to combat the Ebola outbreak (SEK 250 million), but also for the humanitarian crises in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world (SEK 150 million).

The Government recognises major needs in terms of the fight against Ebola and humanitarian crisis areas such as Iraq and Syria. More than one hundred million people around the world are currently in an extremely vulnerable situation and are in need of humanitarian support.

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$100 mn Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen

Washington, United States | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 20:11 GMT |

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to $100 million.

Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effort, said his latest pledge would include funding the development and manufacture of two medevac containment units to allow the US State Department to evacuate medical professionals from hard-hit West Africa.

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