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Kenyan Refugee Camp Closures will have Disastrous Consequences

United Nations  – The Kenyan government’s decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. At the end of last week, the Kenyan government announced that the “hosting of refugees has to come to an end”, citing economic, security and environmental concerns.

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Guinea: Ebola Vaccine Efficacy Trial Ready to Launch

Vaccination will take place in areas of Basse Guinée, the region that currently has the highest number of cases in the country. The trial strategy adopted will be “ring vaccination”, based on the approach used to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s.

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MSF doctor writes about her experience working in Ebola zone in Sierra Leone

‘Before arriving in an Ebola project, most MSF expatriates have to go through two days of intensive training. An important part of this is putting on the full personal protective equipment (PPE)‘, writes Indira Govender from an Ebola zone in Sierra Leone.

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Hopes of controlling Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak remain grim

Freetown – The fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa seems to be hanging in the balance as Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr Abubakar Fofana told IPS that the government is overwhelmed by the outbreak.

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How I could have brought Ebola to Washington

New York — In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere near west Africa; we were both attending an international conference with participants from around the world.

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Pressure building on Obama to impose Ebola travel ban

Washington – President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak.

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