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2014-09-18 Ebola Deaths Rise to 2,600
[Deutsche Welle]More than 2,600 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak. The virus has so far infected at least 5,300 people in West Africa since early this year.

2014-09-18 Ebola Awareness Campaign Begins
[VOA]Sierra Leone launched a new campaign Thursday to try to contain the spread of the ebola virus. Initial reports -- describing the effort as a nationwide lockdown -- were wrong. Instead, the campaign is officially called the House-to-House Ebola Talk.

2014-09-18 Acceleration Seen in Ebola Outbreak, Death Toll Exceeds 2,600
[VOA]At least 2,622 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,335 people in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

2014-09-18 China Flies in Ebola Help
[Chinese Embassy]Lungi, Sierra Leone -On 17 September, 2014, two China-chartered airplanes carrying a China Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) laboratory team and a China-aided mobile laboratory arrived at Lungi International Airport of Sierra Leone.

2014-09-18 U.S Official Tries to Allay Fear Ebola Could Become Airborne
[VOA]As the Ebola epidemic continues to spread unchecked in western Africa, fears are beginning to emerge that the virus could mutate and the disease could become airborne. Some experts say the chances are remote, though, that Ebola could spread from person-to-person through the air.

2014-09-18 Ebola's Economic Impact Hits Sierra Leone Citizens
[IRIN]Freetown -As the World Bank predicts billions of dollars could be drained from Ebola-affected countries by the end of next year, IRIN spoke to Freetown residents to gauge how the crisis was affecting their lives.

2014-09-18 Access to Timely, Accurate Information Is Critical to Ebola Response in Liberia, Sierra Leone
[IFEX]Based on IFEX member reports from Center for Media Studies & Peace Building, Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders, West African Journalists Association

2014-09-18 UK to Increase Support to Sierra Leone to Combat Ebola
[PR Newswire]London -Foreign Secretary announces further support to tackle Ebola in West Africa, including the UK leading on provision of 700 treatment beds in Sierra Leone.

2014-09-18 Airtel Kenya Supports Ebola Fight in Sierra Leone
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Airtel Kenya has joined in the initiative to raise funds that will go towards fighting the deadly Ebola virus that has hit some West African countries that include Sierra Leone where Airtel operates.

2014-09-18 New Health Minister, Deputy Subscribe to Oath of Office
[Sierra Leone Government]The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr Abu Bakarr Fofanah and his Deputy Ms Madina Sidratu Iyamide Rahman on Wednesday 17th September subscribed to the oath of office presided over by President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma during a quite ceremony held at State House.

2014-09-17 Army General 'On the Ground' Directing U.S. Ebola Campaign
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -By the time President Obama announced a stepped up effort to combat Ebola in west Africa on Tuesday, the Army officer he tapped to coordinate the response was already on the job.

2014-09-17 Ebola Deals Economic Blow
[VOA]The World Bank Group warns that the West Africa Ebola crisis could deal a huge economic blow to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless swift action is taken

2014-09-17 Ebola Threatens Global Security, Says Obama
[VOA]Washington, DC -The United States is ready to take leadership for a global response to the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as he announced plans to send thousands of U.S. troops to the region.

2014-09-17 Obama on Ebola Crisis - Full Text
[White House]Remarks by the President on the Ebola outbreak at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia:

2014-09-17 For Containment of Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - World Bank Group Approves U.S.$105 Million Grant
[Heritage]The World Bank Group's (WBG) Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$105 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected countries to guard against future disease outbreaks.

2014-09-17 WBG OKs U.S.$105 Million Ebola Grant for Guinea, Liberia, S/Leone
[FrontPageAfrica]Washington -The World Bank Group's (WBG) Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday approved a US$105 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected countries to guard against future disease outbreaks.

2014-09-16 UN Calls for U.S. $1 Billion to Fight Ebola
[UN News]The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: "Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially."

2014-09-16 U.S.$1 Billion Needed to Contain Ebola Outbreak - WHO
[VOA]The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the "tens of thousands" of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.

2014-09-17 'We Have to Act Fast' on Ebola - Obama
[State Department]Washington -The "daunting task" of containing Ebola can be accomplished, President Obama says. "We know that if we take the proper steps, we can save lives. But we have to act fast."

2014-09-16 FACT SHEET: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa
[White House]As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. In order to contain and combat it, we are partnering with the United Nations and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal respond just as we fortify our defenses at home. Every outbreak of Ebola over the past 40 years has been contained, and we are confident that this one can—and w

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