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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare themselves before to carrying an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia, Aug.17, 2014. To try to control the Ebola epidemic spreading through West Africa, Liberia

UK, Wellcome Charity Pledge $10M for Emergency Ebola Research

Expert teams from around the world are being invited to submit research proposals for initiatives that can rapidly investigate new approaches to treating, preventing, containing the disease More

Video African Media Tries to Educate Public About Ebola

IT specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about disease More

Health workers are handed personal protective gear by a team leader (R) before collecting the bodies of the deceased from streets in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 16, 2014.

Photogallery Cameroon Denies Diplomatic Row With Nigeria Over Ebola

Information minister says Cameroon has no choice other than to close all borders to protect citizens from Ebola disease More

Health workers are handed personal protective gear by a team leader, right, before collecting the bodies of the deceased from streets in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. New figures released by the World Health Organization showed that Liberia

Ebola Batters Weak Health Systems

Management Sciences for Health says many developing countries lack resources for health crisis More

Ebola cases and deaths, as of August 19 update, 2014

South Sudan Steps Up Guard Against Ebola

Health officials have deployed at international airport near Juba, where they gather information from incoming passengers and take their temperatures, but so far no one has been quarantined More


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Photogallery Liberia Uses Tear Gas to Disperse Ebola Protest

Protesters complain they received no warning of newly-imposed quarantine and expressed concern that they would not be able to get food
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Top UN Ebola Coordinator on His Way to Africa

Dr. David Nabarro departs Wednesday evening for Senegal
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Video Five Patients Given Experimental Ebola Drug Said To Be Improving

Experimental drugs have been tried on six people: three Westerners and now, three African pyhysicians
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Photogallery Nigeria Health Minister Expresses Confidence in Ebola Containment Measures

Onyebuchi Chukwu says administration is intensifying its efforts to secure borders with neighboring countries in bid to eradicate deadly disease
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Swaziland Media Muzzled in Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy

Journalists say king has throttled media to advance his own interests, protecting his wealth while nation has high rates of poverty, unemployment, AIDS
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Photogallery Ebola Kills Another 84 in West Africa Over 3-day Period

WHO says Ebola epidemic is far from over, but it sees some encouraging signs in Nigeria and Guinea
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