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US warns of possible rise in Ebola cases

Confidence in healthcare system shaken as worker contracts virus Asia homepage

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Fast-tracked ebola vaccine is now being tested in West Africa

In the immediate aftermath of the ebola outbreak in West Africa, several drug companies quickly ramped up work on developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. Now, one of those vaccines is undergoing trials in Mali and, if testing goes … Continue reading

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Ebola virus: ‘Our people are dying’

Growing death toll in west Africa and cases in Europe and US drive home severity of threat Asia homepage

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Stepped-up ebola screenings begin at JFK International Airport

Today, US officials began enhanced ebola screenings at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the port of entry for roughly half of all travelers from West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the new screening measures on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Live updates / First Ebola vaccine trial starts on African soil – Haaretz

Haaretz Live updates / First Ebola vaccine trial starts on African soilHaaretzHagel to discuss Ebola with Central and South American leaders; Ebola is biggest challenge since AIDS, U.S. official warns; U.S. House Republicans release $ 750m in Ebola funds; airline … Continue reading

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China ramps up support for ebola battle

Medical aid boosted to Africa, a continent hosting hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers Asia homepage

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Ebola outbreak: Britain sending 750 soldiers and medics to Western Africa – The Independent

The Independent Ebola outbreak: Britain sending 750 soldiers and medics to Western AfricaThe IndependentBritain will send 750 troops, three helicopters and a military vessel to support the international Ebola relief effort, in the biggest UK military deployment since the Libya … Continue reading

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Ebola outbreak could cost West African economy $32.6bn, World Bank warns – The Guardian

The Guardian Ebola outbreak could cost West African economy $ 32.6bn, World Bank warnsThe GuardianWorld Bank president Jim Yong Kim has urged the international community to respond decisively to the Ebola outbreak. Photograph: Paul. J Richards/AFP/Getty Images. Angela Monaghan and … Continue reading

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Britain to deploy 750 servicemen in West Africa to tackle Ebola – Xinhua

IBNLive Britain to deploy 750 servicemen in West Africa to tackle EbolaXinhuaLONDON, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) — Britain will increase its support to tackle the Ebola disease in West Africa, including sending 750 servicemen there, a government spokesperson said Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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Soldiers fly out from Northern Ireland base to aid Ebola fight in Sierra Leone – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph Soldiers fly out from Northern Ireland base to aid Ebola fight in Sierra LeoneBelfast TelegraphSoldiers based in Northern Ireland are to be deployed to Sierra Leone on a humanitarian mission to combat the Ebola outbreak. Also in this … Continue reading

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