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ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia Launches 24hr Service to Ebola Prevention

October 2014  Radio&TelevisionAgency;  National Technical Committee of Ebola Disease Protection said it has started offering a 24 hour service to Ebola testing to prevent the disease. Briefing journalists, Committee Coordinator Dr. Daddi Jimma said 24 hours of Ebola testing service was launched in Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport last …

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UGANDA: Ugandan Doctor Catches Ebola

October 2014 TheObserver; Dr Michael Mawanda, 36, a Ugandan doctor working in Sierra Leone, is just the latest medical doctor to catch the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Dr Mawanda was last week flown to Frankfurt University hospital’s isolation ward after he was diagnosed with the disease. Dr Mawanda, who has …

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USA:Patient told Dallas hospital he was from Liberia

October 2014 Yahoonews; The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday. Thomas Eric Duncan went …

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Digitising Maps of Malaria Hotspots to Save Lives

September 2014 SciDevNet; Malaria is one of the world’s biggest killers. In 2010, an estimated 660,000 people lost their lives to the disease – most of them children in Africa, where a child dies from malaria every minute. [1] Until recently, however, it was difficult to access information about the …

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