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Obama authorizes use of National Guard to fight Ebola in West Africa

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Ebola Response Roadmap 10 October 2014 (World Health Organization) President Barack Obama authorized the Pentagon to call up members of the National Guard and other military reserve units on Thursday to help combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Obama said the guardsmen would “augment the active forces in support of Operation United Assistance, providing humanitarian assistance and consequence... 

Number of Ebola cases doubling every four weeks

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of Ebola infections in West Africa is doubling every four weeks despite efforts to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Isabelle Nuttall, the director of the WHO’s Global Capacities, Alert and Response, announced on Thursday that 9,000 people have so far been infected with Ebola, adding that the death toll from the disease will rise to more than... 

IAEA to deliver Ebola diagnosis technology to Africa

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A healthcare worker checks the temperature of an Ebola-infected woman at a World Health Organization center in Liberia on October 3, 2014. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to provide the Ebola-ravaged West African countries with specialized diagnostic equipment. A nuclear-derived diagnostic technology will be delivered to the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone... 

Liberia delays Senate elections over Ebola spread

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Liberia has postponed its upcoming Senate elections due to the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed hundreds of people in the country over the past few months. The Liberian election commission announced on Thursday that the decision was made because there was no way to hold the nationwide polls without endangering lives. It added that under the current circumstances, it is impossible to... 

Death toll from Ebola virus exceeds 4000

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The death toll from the deadly Ebola virus has exceeded 4,000 as the disease continues to claim more lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The latest data released on Friday by the UN health agency showed that up to the end of October 8, 8,399 confirmed, probable, or suspected cases were reported in seven countries. The report added that 4,033 people have also died from the disease. According... 

Liberia censors media coverage of Ebola

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Members of a medical team disinfect people at an Ebola treatment center in Liberia, October 2, 2014. Liberia has passed a law that will restrict the media coverage of the Ebola outbreak in an attempt to protect privacy of the patients. “We have noted with great concern that photographs have been taken in treatment centers while patients are going in to be attended by doctors. That is invasion of... 

Obama Sends 3,000 Troops to Ebola Danger Zone

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When there is a major problem somewhere in the world, Barack Obama loves to show that he is “doing something” by sending a contingent of 3000 U.S. troops to the affected area. But is it really wise for Obama to send thousands of young American men and women into the Ebola death zone? What are our troops going to do – shoot the virus? Of course not. The UN already has 6,000 uniformed peacekeepers... 

Ebola Mutates and Goes Airborne, May Kill Millions

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Top doctors and virologists are now acknowledging what Infowars first reported over a month ago, that the Ebola virus has mutated, may have gone airborne, and could kill millions. A top German virologist has caused shockwaves by asserting that it’s too late to halt the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia and that five million people will die, noting that efforts should now be focused on... 

Boko Haram gains more ground in Nigeria

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Boko Haram Takfiri militants have reportedly captured another town in northeastern Nigeria after heavy clashes with government troops. Residents and a local lawmaker of the town of Bama in Borno state claimed on Tuesday that the militants had driven out the government troops and taken control of a military base in the town after launching a pre-dawn raid on Monday. “Bama is now in the hands of Boko... 

New hotbed of Ebola found in Congo as serum-treated doctor dies

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Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say that a second, separate outbreak of the deadly virus has occurred in the country. Meanwhile, a Liberian doctor treated with an experimental serum against the illness has passed away. DRC Health Minister Felix Numbi said that two of eight people who died from a “hemorrhagic fever” last week have been diagnosed with a strain of the disease... 

Clashes erupt in Liberia as government instates Ebola quarantine

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Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighbourhood in Monrovia August 20, 2014. Four people were injured in clashes when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on demonstrators in the quarantine zone in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. It’s as the world tries to contain the fatal outbreak and to find a cure for the deadly disease. The death toll from the... 

Ebola death toll rises to 1229 in West Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in four West African nations has climbed to 1,229. The UN health agency said on Tuesday that death toll jumped between August 14 and 16, the period which registered 113 new cases. Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola epidemic is moving faster than authorities can... 

Ebola epidemic to take six months to control: MSF

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Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) medical workers disinfect the body bag of an Ebola victim at the MSF facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on August 14, 2014. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola epidemic is moving faster than authorities can handle and it could take six months to bring under control. “It is…moving faster than we can respond to,”... 

Heavy flooding kills 77, injures 227 across Sudan

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Sudanese cross a flooded street in the capital, Khartoum, August 3, 2014. The Sudanese Health Ministry has announced that flash floods triggered by heavy rains have claimed 77 lives and left 227 people injured across the North African country. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry’s department of emergency and humanitarian work said one of the victims died in an apparent electrocution,... 

Ebola Apocalypse “Mysteries” Raises Biowarfare Fears

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A bleak report issued today by the Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) on the ever growing Ebola virus apocalypse currently devastating a number of Western African nations (and so out of control that governments there have revived a disease-fighting tactic not used in nearly a century called the “cordon sanitaire”) is warning today that the “mysterious... 
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