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- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
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With a death toll over 2,200 patients, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has expanded its threats to 11 countries from the West to the middle of the continent, From Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, to Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin, Central Africa Republic and Cameroon. Up to 7 September, 4,390 cumulative confirmed and suspected cases had been recorded, 2,266 had died. Sadly, within the numbers of infected over 300 were medical personnel fighting with Ebola of whom 140 lost their lives.
Two weeks after World Health Organization (WHO) announcement on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in West Africa, there are still no obvious signs of control on the overall situation. As of 20 August, the cumulative death toll stands at 1,350 people with a cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria rose to 2,473 since March.
First local Clinical Psychologist helps support the affected
(Hong Kong‧3 May 2014) In response to the wider spread of the fatal Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, the International Red Cross has raised its global appeal target to about HK$15.4 million to support the epidemic prevention and community education programmes in Guinea and Liberia. The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) volunteer nurses have arrived Liberia to participate in the operation.
(Hong Kong˙29 April 2014) The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) today launched an emergency fundraising appeal to the Hong Kong public for supporting the operation in response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. Three experienced volunteer nurses will also be deployed to participate in the operation in Liberia. It is the first time HKRC involves directly in the fight against EVD.