The United Nations has approved the allocation of $3.8 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries.
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The deadly Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa will likely get far worse before it gets better, more than doubling the number of known cases by the end of this month.
The United States of America Government on Tuesday said it has earmarked over $100 million in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
An aide to Sierra Leone’s President has said the president was “seriously” contemplating a nationwide shutdown to contain spread of Ebola.
Researches at Harvard University, United States of America on Friday linked the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone to the funeral of one of its traditional healers.
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister, Awa Marie Coll Seck, told a news conference on Friday.
While it categorised the travel alert for Nigeria as Level 2, those of other countries were at Level 3
They are the first reported Ebola cases outside West Africa since the outbreak there began, although it is not clear if they are directly linked to that outbreak
The island, popularly called Monkey Island, by Liberians, has been in existence for several years. However, with the outbreak of the EVD, which has monkeys as one of the primary sources of infection, eyes are turning in the direction of the Island
The measures had been taken in consultation with the two neighbours, Guinea’s Minister for International Cooperation, Moustapha Koutoub Sano, told a news conference
Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, announced emergency measures late on Wednesday that will, for 90 days, allow her government to curtail civil rights by imposing quarantines on badly affected communities to contain an epidemic that has struck four West African nation
Highly infectious Ebola has been blamed for 672 deaths in the West Africa nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization
Kargbo said as at Wednesday, there were 163 confirmed cases of Ebola, while 15 patients had been discharged from the Government Hospital in Kenema
The six ECOWAS member states mentioned in the Commission President’s report that would that would achieve or surpass the 7 per cent growth rate, which is also the projected growth rate for the region in 2013, are Sierra Leone (17.1 per cent), The Gambia (8.9 per cent), Côte d’Ivoire (8.0 per cent), Liberia (7.5 per cent), Nigeria (7.2 per cent) and Burkina Faso (7.0 per cent)
onathan, in a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said he welcomes Koroma’s victory with close to 60 per cent of the votes cast in the November 17, 2012 presidential election, which was contested by eight other candidates