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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 […]

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, […]