Liberians are going into exile

Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola. Hundreds of Liberians are stranded in Ghana, separated from their families because of poverty, fear and logistics. Some are waiting for flights to resume after most airlines cancelled flight...
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Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic

The true death toll from the Ebola epidemic is being masked by chaotic data collection and people’s reluctance to admit that their loved ones had the virus, according to one of west Africa’s most celebrated film-makers. Sorious Samura, who has just returned from making a documentary on the crisis in Liberia, said it is very clear on the ground that the true number of dead is far higher than the official figures being reported by the World Health Organisation. Liberia accounts for m...
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Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

MONROVIA, LIBERIA — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday urged the world community to redouble efforts to battle the disease, which could spread into other countries after...
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Ebola Virus Disease Survivor shares her story and experience with EVD

  Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's Index case. below is her inspirational story, Please read till the end On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently...
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Ebola outbreak: Liberia patients ‘turned away’

A medical charity has said it cannot cope with the volume of Ebola patients in Liberia. Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is completely overwhelmed and is having to turn patients away. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the current outbreak in West Africa has killed 2,288 people, and warned that thousands more cases could occur in Liberia. Source: BBC NEWS
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Potential Vaccine Shows Some Promise, but the Spread of Ebola Is Accelerating

Half the people who now have Ebola got it in the past month A study, published Sunday in Nature Medicine, details promising results of a possible Ebola vaccine following trials carried out on monkeys. The animals received “complete short-term and partial long-term protection” from a single shot, and “durable” immunity after being given booster shots two months later, researchers said. Human trials will begin this week, and assessments of its efficacy and safety are expected by early Novemb...
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Liberia Govt Welcomes U.S Military Role in Ebola Fight

Liberia's Defense Minister Brownie Samukai has welcomed President Barack Obama's announcement that the U.S. military will help in the fight against the Ebola virus. Samukai, who is currently in the United States, said his visit is part of his government's effort to bring to the attention of the international community the scale of the Ebola virus and solicit their support. Speaking Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press television program, Obama said U.S. military assets are needed to set up isola...
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Obama warns about Ebola virus mutation

President Barack Obama warns the Ebola virus could mutate if it is not controlled. Speaking to NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Obama said that the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa is a national security policy and that the United States has a responsibility to help contain it. “What I’ve said, and I said this two months ago to our national security team, is we have to make this a national security priority,” Obama stated. “We have to mobilize the international c...
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Rick Sacra, American doctor, in stable condition

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, is being treated at a 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of the United States' four, officials said Friday. It was built to handle patients with highly infectious and deadly diseases, according to Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the infectious diseases...
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Schools include ebola virus precaution in package

Ebola virus precautions have been added to the back-to-school packages that some Canadian post-secondary institutions provide to their faculty, staff and students. Health officials stress that there’s never been a case of Ebola virus disease reported in Canada and the risk to Canadians remain very low. The Public Health Agency of Canada produced a poster that lists the affected countries in Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and to a lesser extent, Nigeria and Senegal) and puts it into cont...
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