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Medical census over Sime Darby disaster

Sime Darby Plantations Company says it is conducting “medical census” inside its estates to identify people who may have been affected, but failed to report for medication after a fire disaster that struck its chemical and fertilizer warehouses at the plantations on Sunday morning in Clay District of Bomi County, Western Liberia.

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Liberians rush for Ebola vaccine

Despite the ongoing debate over the Ebola trial vaccines here, hundreds of Liberians are said to be queuing on a daily basis to get vaccinated.

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Ebola doctor warns

The doctor heading a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit in Virginia, Jonathan Hartt has warned here that “dehydration could kill Ebola patients” rather than the virus itself, appealing for supplements like juices and biscuits to be added to their meals.

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World unprepared to deal with pandemics

-WB Chief

Saying the world was “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters.

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Montserrado has 2 Ebola cases

Amid reports of renewed Ebola cases in Margibi County, the Government of Liberia has clarified that there are only two confirmed cases in all 19 Ebola Treatment Units or ETUs in Montserrado County.

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Ebola Vaccine Show 100% success

The World Health Organization or WHO has disclosed that the world will soon be able to protect humans against the deadly Ebola virus as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was "100 percent effective."

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High Hope for New Ebola Vaccine

A group of Ebola vaccine researchers say they are 'encouraged' by the results of an initial clinical trial, in which volunteers developed antibodies needed to fight the virus. But the end product is still sometimes away.

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MSF’s ELWA 3 reduces capacity

The medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decommissioned the first section of the ELWA 3 Ebola Management Center in Monrovia this week. The number of beds had previously been reduced from 250 to 60, but now it’s the first time a part of the center is actually taken apart.

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EU disburses 22 million for budgetary support to Liberia

The European Union has approved the disbursement of EUR 22 million (approx. US$27.2 million) of budget support to help Liberia to scale up its efforts to eradicate the Ebola virus here.

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Survivors infect wives -WHO alarms

The World Health Organization (WHO) has alarmed of a disturbing trend of male Ebola survivors returning from ETUs infecting their wives thru sex, thus “keeping the epidemic growing now.”

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