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Ebola death toll in West Africa now over 600

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. WHO said on Tuesday that there had been 85 new cases between July 8 to July 12, highlighting continued high levels of transmission. International and local medics were struggling to get access to communities as…
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West African nations adopt common strategy to fight Ebola

West African countries and international health organizations adopted a fresh strategy on Thursday to fight the world's deadliest Ebola epidemic, which has killed hundreds of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. At a two-day meeting in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, officials committed to better surveillance to detect cases of the virus, enhance cross-border collaboration, better engagement with local communities and closer cooperation with the U.N. World Health Organization and other partners. Ministers also recommended…
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7 more deaths in Liberia linked to Ebola virus

Seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the first deaths reported in the Liberian capital since the outbreak began, a health official said Tuesday. Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah told The Associated Press that brings to 16 the number of people believed to have died from the virus in the West African country. Four of the deaths were confirmed by tests to be Ebola, he said. The deaths,…
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Ebola death toll in Guinea now 208, WHO concerned about spread

About 208 people have now died from the Ebola virus in Guinea after a deadly spike in recent days, world health officials say. At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were found between 29 May and 1 June, bringing the total number of cases in the West African country to 328. Of these, 193 have been confirmed by laboratory tests. There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola - one…
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South Africa investitages baby swap at a Boksburg hospital

A South African court has approved an investigation into a case of two baby girls mistakenly switched at birth in a hospital in 2010 and given to different mothers who are now in disagreement over how to resolve the traumatic situation. The Centre for Child Law, a South African group that promotes children's rights, said Thursday that a court has appointed it to find out about the switch at a Boksburg hospital near Johannesburg, and…
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Ebola outbreak: Medics travel to eastern Sierra Leone

International medical aid teams are to arrive in eastern Sierra Leone to try to deal with an outbreak of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus. The experts are from the World Health Organization and the Doctors Without Borders charity. This comes after six suspected Ebola patients were taken out of hospitals by their families, defying doctors. One of the patients later died amid fears that the virus could spread, a local health official said.…
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Ebola virus spreads to Sierra Leone, claim 5 lives

Dreaded Ebola outbreak ravaging communities in West Africa has claimed its first deaths in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Health Minister, Amara Jambai confirmed first death from Ebola on Manday, with several more suspected to have succumbed to the deadly virus that swept across neighbouring Guinea earlier this year. "Preliminary information received from the field indicates that one laboratory-confirmed case and five community deaths have been reported from Koindu chiefdom," the World Health Organisation said in a…
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A nurse in Uganda accused of spreading HIV to patients

Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a two-year-old patient. The 64-year-old nurse, Rosemary Namubiru, was charged with attempted murder, denied bail and sent to jail in an unusual case that many here saw as a horrifying example…
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Aid workers returns to ebola treatment center attacked by mob

Doctors Without Borders is again caring for Ebola patients at a Guinean health center it fled when an angry crowd attacked last week. Spokesman Sam Taylor said Thursday the organization was back at work in Macenta, where a mob accused aid workers of starting the outbreak. Guinea has never before had a case of Ebola. There is no cure or vaccine for the disease, which is usually fatal. More than 110 deaths have been linked…
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Some Ebola patients discharged from hospital in Guinea

Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) has said it has discharged a number of people in the West African nation of Guinea who have been receiving treatment for the Ebola virus, which has recently killed at least 95 people. In a statement, MSF also said on Monday that its emergency teams were facing challenges in tackling the epidemic, with work currently suspended in one of its three Ebola treatment centres. The charity is…
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