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Health Workers Attacked in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Locals, from the city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, attacked four volunteers of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The health workers were en route to bury a victim of Ebola when residents began throwing rocks at the transport vehicle (BBC). Robert Kahumula, a spokesperson for the workers, said young […]

Small Countries React to Ebola Outbreak

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Small island nations are taking steps to protect themselves against the spread of Ebola. In the Caribbean, four states have instituted entry bans on travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the three West African countries most affected by the virus. St. Lucia was the first to enact the ban (Reuters). “We are an exceedingly […]

Halting flights to infected countries

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The fight against Ebola is being hampered by the shortage of transportation to the epicenter of the disease in West Africa. In August, British Airways suspended its flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone for public health concerns caused by Ebola (TIME). The U.K carrier recently announced that it will extend that suspension through the end […]

The race to treat Ebola

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The Ebola outbreak in Africa, which has claimed the lives of over 14 hundred people, has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare an international emergency (Aljazeera). Last week, the Japanese government presented an experimental anti-viral drug called favipiravir as a possible treatment for the Ebola virus ravaging Africa. The drug, brand name Avignan, […]