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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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USPHS releases first set of Ebola survivors

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps has announced that two patients, both Liberian healthcare workers, were released Monday from the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU). Both patients have recovered from Ebola and are virus-free.

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U.S. envoy hails global efforts against Ebola

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah R. Malac, has praised the international community for working together to combat the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Ambassador Malac made the commendation during an inspection tour of an Ebola Treatment Unit being built in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

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