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Friday, 02-27-15, 20:47Amid Uptick in Ebola Cases, UN Agency Cites Challenges in Reaching Affected Communities[UN News]New cases of Ebola rose again in Guinea and transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported as it and the UN Ebola response mission both raised concerns about challenges in engaging communities to win the fight against the disease. read more...
Friday, 02-27-15, 9:24Mali Beat Guinea Set Up CAF U17 Final With South Africa[CAF]Mali beat Guinea 2-1 to complete the equation for the final match of the 2015 CAF U17 championship. The Malian Eaglets will now face South Africa's Amajimbos on Sunday at the Stade Seni Kountche in Niamey to determine the junior titleholders of African football. read more...
Thursday, 02-26-15, 11:19Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Mixed Results in Guinea[LINA]Clinical trial of the experimental drug favipiravir shows that it can reduce mortality among patients with low levels of the Ebola virus in their blood, but is ineffective for patients with high viral loads. read more...
Thursday, 02-26-15, 6:47WHO Reports Overall Decrease in Ebola Infections[Deutsche Welle]The transmission of Ebola in West Africa is on the decline, the World Health Organization has announced. Sierra Leone, however, warns that unsafe burial practices threaten to turn that trend around again. read more...
Wednesday, 02-25-15, 7:02First Ebola Survivors Talk of Hope and Despair[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Gueckedou, Guinea -Lying in an Ebola treatment centre in southeast Guinea, hidden behind thick plastic sheets and surrounded by nurses in yellow protective suits, Rose Komano feared she would not survive the virus that had robbed her of so many loved ones. read more...
Wednesday, 02-25-15, 6:54Ebola Fight Hit by Failure to Involve Locals[SciDev.Net]Efforts to save lives in the West African Ebola outbreak have been undermined by a failure to involve local people more closely in communication about treatment and ethical decisions about trials, says a report published last week (17 February). read more...
Tuesday, 02-24-15, 13:01Preliminary Results of the Jiki Clinical Trial to Test the Efficacy of Favipiravir in Reducing Mortality in Individuals Infected By Ebola Virus in Guinea[MSF]Preliminary data from the JIKI clinical trial, which is testing the efficacy of favipiravir in reducing mortality associated with Ebola, provide two important pieces of information: read more...
Tuesday, 02-24-15, 13:01Initial Results With Experimental Ebola Drug Show Positive Effect for Some Patients[MSF]Initial results of a clinical trial of the experimental drug favipiravir suggest that it can reduce mortality among patients with low levels of the Ebola virus in their blood, but is ineffective for patients with high viral loads who are very sick with the disease read more...
Monday, 02-23-15, 17:36U.S. Olympian Helps Guinean Girls Jump Ahead[State Department]Conakry, Guinea -American Ron Freeman won gold and bronze medals in track at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. But the former Olympian says his greater legacy is the youth fitness and mentoring program he and his West African wife started here. read more...
Monday, 02-23-15, 11:37Red Cross Volunteers Risk Their Lives to End Ebola[IFRC]A first hand account from a volunteer, attacked while trying to end the outbreak read more...

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