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Ebola outbreak threatens food crisis in West Africa

The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger. 850 more words

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Jina Moore looks Ebola in the face

Jina Moore is one of those people that seems too good to be real. Her deep-throated laughter, her sense of humor and the depth of her caring for the most deprived and least fortunate of society set her apart.  214 more words

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Mali Ebola victim travelled while contagious

Mali’s first Ebola victim, a two-year-old girl, has died of the disease amid an alert she travelled across the country by bus while contagious.

The World Health Organisation on Friday said the two-year-old girl was bleeding from her nose during her journey on public transport and may have infected many people. 283 more words

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Ebola Virus Survivor Returns To Colorado

DENVER (CBS4) – A woman from Evergreen whose fight with Ebola gripped the nation is back in her home state of Colorado.

Nancy Writebol and her husband, David, were doing missionary work in Liberia when she became ill. 227 more words

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QUESTION: why has the case fatality rate for Montserrado County (Monrovia area) EXPLODED from 58% to 95%?

In epidemiology, a case fatality risk (CFR) — or case fatality rate, case fatality ratio or just fatality rate — is the proportion of deaths within a designated population of “cases” (people with a medical condition), over the course of the disease.

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Connecticut's Liberians feel stigmatized

Many in Connecticut’s Liberian community, which may be may be as large as 15,000 people, feel Ebola has placed an unfair stigma on them.

“I am a Liberian. 316 more words

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Liberia's Gay Community Under Attack Over Ebola Outbreak

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Leroy Ponpon doesn’t know whether to lock himself in his flat in Monrovia because of the deadly Ebola virus, or because he is gay. 656 more words

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