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New York Times wins Pulitzer for Ebola coverage

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The New York Times | What You Needed to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

<i>How many people have been infected?</i><p>More than 1,700 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola since March, according to the …

New York Times Commends Cuba for Fighting Ebola in West Africa and Again Urges U.S.-Cuba Normalization

In an October 19th editorial, titled “Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola,” the <i>New York Times</i> applauds Cuba for “having pledged to deploy hundreds of …

Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts

<i>The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “a complete disaster,” and health agencies do not yet grasp its scope, the president of the relief group Doctors</i> …

Fear of Ebola Breeds a Terror of Physicians

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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Document Date 2014/10/07<br>• Document Type Working Paper<br>• Report Number 91219<br>• Volume No 1<br>• Total Volume(s) 1<br>• Country Western Africa;<br>• Region …

Ebola epidemic 2014: timeline

From a village in Guinea to a hospital in Madrid: key moments in the spread of the world’s largest outbreak of Ebola<p><b>28 December 2013</b><p>A two-year-old child, identified only as Emile, dies of an unidentified haemorraghic fever in the town of Guéckédou in Guinea, followed by his mother, sister and …

Origins of the 2014 Ebola epidemic

One year into the Ebola epidemic. January 2015<p>A "mysterious" disease began silently spreading in a small village in Guinea on 26 December 2013 but …

Ebola: Mapping the outbreak

<b>The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.</b><p>In fact, the epidemic killed five times more than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined.<p>More than 21 months on from the first confirmed case …

Sierra Leone outlaws hiding Ebola victims

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient - a common practice that the World Health Organization (WHO) believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak.<p>The law passed on Friday imposed prison terms of up to two …

Ebola declared an 'international emergency'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.<p>WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.<p>The WHO chief, Dr …

Ebola death toll hits 1,000 mark

The Ebola virus has killed 1,013 people and infected another 1,848 across West African nations, latest World Health Organisation data shows.<p>The fatalities include 52 deaths recorded between August 7-9 in three countries at the centre of the epidemic - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to …

Deadly attack in Guinea on Ebola team

Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman has said.<p>"The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their …

Liberia says world needs to do more on Ebola

Liberia's president has called on the world to do more to end a spiralling Ebola outbreak that has crippled her country. <br>President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday described US President Barack Obama's commitment to ramp up efforts against the virus as "significant", but said she hoped it would …

Canada imposing quarantine measures on travellers from Ebola countries

Ottawa is once again stepping up Canada's defences against Ebola, this time by ordering high-risk travellers from the West African countries ravaged by the viral disease to quarantine themselves at home or at a facility for 21 days after landing in Canada.<p>The new rules mark the first time Ottawa …

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Slow growth, rising expenses forcing banks into cost-cutting action

Cost control has become a major concern for Canadian banks as the country's largest lenders grapple with slower growth and soaring expenses.<p>Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto-Dominion Bank, both of which released fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, reported expense growth that outpaces …

Why a new, bold Africa doesn’t want 'Sir Bob' riding to the rescue again

Thirty years ago, when Bob Geldof organized the first Band Aid song for Ethiopian famine relief, he was hailed as a hero. The song was a huge hit, leading eventually to an honorary knighthood for "Sir Bob."<p>Fast forward three decades, and Mr. Geldof's latest charity song for Ebola relief is a lot …

Systemic problems made Africa vulnerable to Ebola

<i>Gerald Caplan is an African scholar, former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power and Politics<i>.</i><p>The New York Times headline was admirably succinct: "WHO Cuts Hamper Ebola Fight." The United Nations' World Health Organization is the world's main health agency. It should be …

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