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Ebola Kills Doctor Who Treated Dozens

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who risked contracting Ebola to treat dozens of patients, succumbed to the deadly disease Tuesday, according to officials in Sierra Leone. Khan, who had been regarded as a national hero in his country, died while in a hospital under quarantine. Manifestation of Ebola begins with a sudden onset of an influenza-like stage characterized by general malaise, …

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Ebola Virus Survivors Face Stigma

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 240 people so far, and has been fatal to over 145. Ebola results in death in 68% of all cases, though at times those who survive recover quickly and completely. Yet, survivors still face the challenge of social stigma in their communities, regardless of being completely healthy and free of …

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Ebola Outbreak Thought to Have Spread to Liberia

The largest Ebola outbreak in Africa in seven years has likely spread from Guinea to the bordering nation of Liberia and possibly Sierra Leone. Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s chief medical officer, stated that five people in Lofa County in northern Liberia had likely died from contracting Ebola. In Guinea, at least 86 cases and 59 fatalities have been reported. The capital …

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Ebola Virus: UN Warns the Deadly Virus May Spread

The United Nations said Monday the Ebola outbreak in Guinea could spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone and Liberia. At least 80 cases and 59 deaths have been recorded across the West African country, the largest outbreak of “hemorrhagic fever” in Africa in seven years. Conakry, the capital of Guinea, has not been affected, said government spokesman Albert Damantang Camara …

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Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid

Medical professionals are working hard to contain the Guinea Ebola outbreak as it has reportedly claimed up to 59 lives. “The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left at least 59 dead out of 80 cases identified by our services on the ground,” said Sakoba Keita, the ministry’s …

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