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05 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against unnecessary restrictions on the movements of health workers coming back from West Africa.

  • President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone visited the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Situation Center in Freetown on Monday.

  • The peak season for Lassa fever in West Africa is about to begin, and overstretched health workers are warning they may not have the resources to deal with the disease if cases increase.

04 Nov 2014 description

KEY POINTS

• There have been 13 567 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 4951 deaths.

• A UN worker affected by EVD has been flown from Sierra Leone to France for treatment.

• Two people in Mali are suspected of having EVD after coming into contact with a two year old girl who died of the disease.

Key Political and Economic Developments