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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Sierra Leone starts three-day shutdown to contain spread of Ebola disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... efforts to contain the highly contagious disease. It was not immediately clear what prompted the violence, but the spread of Ebola has been accompanied by paranoia and mistrust. Many Guineans ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown Residents are confined to their homes in a bid to contain the disease; UN Security Council labels the outbreak a threat to world peace Three-day Ebola ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596229/sierra-leone-starts-three-day-shutdown-contain-spread-ebola-disease
  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in Somalia. The vials were labelled "variola", another name for smallpox, and appeared to date from the 1950s, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. They were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550657/alert-after-smallpox-samples-found-us-laboratory-storeroom
  3. News - World

    We can conquer Ebola epidemic, WHO assures west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:59am by AFP

    ... be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this." The highly contagious tropical bug has infected hundreds of people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra ... bulletin just a week ago. "These kinds of outbreaks, these diseases, can be stopped," Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the WHO, said, as 11 west African ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545208/we-can-conquer-ebola-epidemic-who-assures-west-africa
  4. News - World - DISEASE

    US doctor released from New York hospital after recovering from Ebola virus

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... cured. US President Barack Obama led the tributes as Craig Spencer was discharged from Bellevue Hospital in New York where he had been treated after being diagnosed with the disease. The White House said Obama had called Spencer from Beijing to salute the doctor for "his selflessness and compassion in fighting this disease on the front lines in West Africa". Spencer had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638284/us-doctor-released-new-york-hospital-after-recovering-ebola-virus

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