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  • Protective gear including boots, gloves, masks and suits, dry in the sun after being used in a treatment room in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia on July 24. Photo by Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images
    August 5, 2014   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Containing this year’s Ebola outbreak won’t be easy. Undeveloped governments in the three countries most affected by the current Ebola surge — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — are having trouble coordinating a response, and health care workers are overwhelmed, said John Campbell and Laurie Garrett, senior fellows with the Council on Foreign Relations, on a conference call Tuesday. Continue reading

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    August 4, 2014  

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has come together to fight the illness and how he is protecting himself during his reporting. Continue reading

  • Staff of the international aid organization, Samaritan's Purse, put on protective gear at the ELWA hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo by Zoom Dosso/AFP
    August 1, 2014   BY Anna Christiansen 

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is moving faster than the health worker’s efforts to control the virus, the World Health Organization said Friday. Continue reading

  • The CDC released this map of the 2014 Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
    July 30, 2014   BY Anna Christiansen 

    Tuesday’s death of Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor at the front lines of Sierra Leone’s battle against the worst Ebola outbreak in history, marks the latest person killed by the contagious, incurable disease that has devastated communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. At last official count, released July 23, 672 people have died from the virus.
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    July 28, 2014  

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak. Continue reading

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    July 4, 2014  

    The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now the largest and deadliest outbreak ever. And unlike outbreaks of the past, it is affecting both rural and urban areas. Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations about a recent summit on the outbreak, distrust building against health workers in infected areas and how porous borders make this outbreak so hard to contain. Continue reading

  • Patients in West Africa are fleeing and fighting doctors trying to treat Ebola.
    July 4, 2014  

    Health workers met in Ghana to coordinate on how to contain what has become the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak from spilling over new borders. Since February, the virus has been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Jeffrey Brown reports on the summit’s resolutions, including enhanced cross-border collaboration. Continue reading

  • European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) supports MSF, WHO and IFRC in their efforts to contain the epidemic.
    June 29, 2014   BY Xander Landen 

    West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is now the deadliest on record, according to the World Health Organization. The disease has a mortality rate of up to 90 percent. Since the outbreak began in February, there have been 635 known infections and … Continue reading

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    April 15, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, more than 100 female students were abducted from a boarding school overnight in northeast Nigeria. The abductions came hours after militants bombed a bus station in the country’s capital. Official blamed the Islamist group Boko Haram for both attacks. Also, an Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia is now linked to more than 120 deaths. Continue reading

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    April 8, 2014  

    More than 100 people have died so far in the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in years, which began in Guinea before spreading to Liberia. Now health officials are investigating possible cases in Mali and Ghana. Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett from the Council on Foreign Relations about past outbreaks and the current challenges for containment. Continue reading

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