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Yale Researchers Project 90,000 Ebola Deaths In Monrovia Alonei
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Carol Pearson
October 24, 2014 1:38 AM
The latest figures from the World Health Organization show that Ebola epidemic has claimed nearly 5,000 lives, mostly in West Africa. But as we hear from VOA's Carol Pearson, that number could be 18 times greater in just one county in Liberia within two months.
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Video Yale Researchers Project 90,000 Ebola Deaths In Monrovia Alone

The latest figures from the World Health Organization show that Ebola epidemic has claimed nearly 5,000 lives, mostly in West Africa. But as we hear from VOA's Carol Pearson, that number could be 18 times greater in just one county in Liberia within two months.
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Video US Forms Rapid Response Teams for Ebola

The United States is forming medical teams that will rush to any part of the country where a new Ebola case is suspected. The Centers for Disease Control Ebola Response Teams, or CERTs for short, are made up of experts who are specially trained to diagnose and treat Ebola. Preparatory teams called Facility Assessment and Support Teams, or FASTs, will check hospitals that have volunteered to treat Ebola patients to make sure they can handle an Ebola case. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Physicians Call on African Leaders to Step Up in Fight Against Ebola

While the Ebola outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria were recently declared over, transmission of the disease remains persistent and widespread in the three most affected countries - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Health experts from countries that have dealt successfully with past Ebola outbreaks tell VOA's Mariama Diallo that the leaders of those currently-affected nations must switch their focus in order to start seeing some positive changes.
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Video West Accused of Draining African Ebola-hit Countries of Doctors

Health systems in the West African countries worst hit by Ebola are struggling to contain the epidemic. A report from a British charity accuses Western countries of recruiting hundreds of doctors and nurses from Africa, severely weakening the frontline health services in the very countries where the disease has taken hold. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Ebola Increases Threat to Child-bearing in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. Now, Ebola is likely to push it even higher. Health officials say almost all pregnant women infected with the virus, along with their babies, die from the disease. For VOA, Adam Bailes reports from Sierra Leone
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Video Survivor's Blood Used in Ebola Treatment

There is no known cure for Ebola, but several U.S. patients have received donations of blood and plasma from a survivor of the Ebola virus. VOA's Katherine Gypson looks at whether the blood of Ebola survivors has value in the medical community.
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Video Healthcare Professionals Demand Better Preparedness for Ebola

Although there have only been three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, unease about contracting the disease has spread across the country. At the same time, nurses are asking President Obama to mandate uniform procedures for dealing with Ebola in all U.S. hospitals, where they say preparations are, for the most part, far from adequate. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, public officials are supporting these requests.
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Video Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's first Ebola orphanage has opened in the Kailahun district. Hundreds of children orphaned since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak face stigma and rejection with nobody to care for them. Adam Bailes reports for VOA about a new interim care center that's aimed at helping the growing number of children affected by Ebola.
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Video US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, spoke one day after President Barack Obama warned against mass-panic over the disease.
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Video Obama Fights Ebola’s Political Fallout

The fear of Ebola has become a political factor in the United States, where President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is fighting to retain control of the Senate in congressional elections next month. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports the one fatality from Ebola on U.S. soil and two additional cases are posing a political challenge for Obama.
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Video US Fear Of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus

Two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola have contracted the disease. Both were moved from the Dallas hospital where they caught the virus and are now being treated at special biohazard treatment centers in Maryland and Georgia. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on precautions, concerns and fears about Ebola in the U.S.
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Video Obama Reassures Americans as Ebola Fears Grow

Fears of Ebola are growing in the United States, where a second nurse in Dallas, Texas has contracted the disease - a case that top U.S. health officials say is “very concerning.” In Washington, President Barack Obama canceled a political campaign trip to reassure the American public that the dangers of a serious outbreak are low. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House.

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President Obama Delivers a Message on the Ebola Outbreaki
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September 02, 2014 12:25 PM
President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak. Along with partners around the world, the United States is working to help stop the disease. The first step in this fight, however, is knowing the facts -- which is why the President also outlines the details about the transmission and treatment of Ebola.
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Video President Obama Delivers a Message on the Ebola Outbreak

President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak. Along with partners around the world, the United States is working to help stop the disease. The first step in this fight, however, is knowing the facts -- which is why the President also outlines the details about the transmission and treatment of Ebola.
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Video Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of Sierra Leone, Speaks with VOA About the Ebola Crisis

"I would want the people in West Africa to know that Ebola is real, Ebola kills, early detection and prompt treatment can save lives."
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Video CDC: Ebola and Contact Tracing

The video describes contact tracing a way of identifying new Ebola cases quickly and isolating patients as soon as they show symptoms, preventing spread to others. Even one missed contact can keep Ebola spreading, but careful tracing of contacts and isolating new cases can stop the outbreak.
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Video Ebola Public Service Announcement by Mandela Washington Fellows

This video features Zainab Ferrah Conteh, a Mandela Washington Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative.
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Video Dr. Anthony Fauci Speaks to VOA About the Ebola Crisis

"The best thing they can do is to try and cooperate with the health authorities and to listen to and adhere to the suggestions."

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Video New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Craig Spencer worked in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders; Officials are now looking for anyone who may have had contact with Spencer
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North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Over Ebola Threat

Beijing-based Koryo Tours says in a statement it has been informed Pyongyang will not accept any international tourists starting Friday
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Ebola: Is Bushmeat Behind the Outbreak?

'Child zero' is believed to be two-year-old from southeastern Guinea - an area where bats, which carry the Ebola virus - frequently are hunted and eaten
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ActionAid: Many Unknown Ebola Cases

In hard-hit Liberia, officials struggle to determine number of infections
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China Says 43 Suspected Ebola Carriers Cleared

Official at Liberian Embassy says Chinese authorities have not informed them of any suspected cases; Sierra Leone Embassy officials unavailable for comment
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Video US Sets New Ebola Protocols for Health Workers

Stricter guidelines come on same day that WHO declares Nigeria free of the virus
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Europe Vows to Step Up Aid for Ebola Crisis

Foreign ministers call for more money, more coordination and more health workers on the ground, consider pledging goal of $1.27B when they meet later this week
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US Charitable Aid Lags in West Africa’s Ebola Fight

For most Americans, the disease is 'on our news radar, but it doesn’t seem to be on our philanthropic radar,' says one expert in giving
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Photogallery Oxfam: Ebola Could Be 'Disaster of Our Generation'

Meanwhile, Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba, says the Caribbean island nation will 'gladly cooperate' with the US in the fight against Ebola in West Africa
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Video US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

Official says it’s unrealistic to expect every hospital in US to be able to care for Ebola patients but calls for increased vigilance
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Video Dallas Nurse With Ebola Speaks Before Transfer to Maryland

Nina Pham contracted the disease after caring for Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who is the first person to die of Ebola in the United States
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Food Prices Jump in Ebola-Hit Countries

Increases force some families to cut back to one meal a day, World Food Program says
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Africa Set to Continue Growth – Except in Ebola-Infected Areas

Much of sub-Saharan Africa set for five percent growth
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US Efforts Against Ebola in West Africa Make Progress Without Infecting Personnel

Obama authorizes Pentagon to order military reserve units to active duty to help forces in West Africa.
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Video Football Star David Beckham Joins Fight Against Ebola

Famed British player speaks directly to the people of Sierra Leone with two public service videos to the Ebola-stricken country
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