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Peter Jan Graaff of Netherlands appointed as head of UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

United Nations (UN) has nominated Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the new chief of UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). He will replace Mauritanian diplomat Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed who was recently appointed as special UN envoy for Yemen. With this appointment, Peter Jan Graaff  will work closely with Special Envoy on Ebola ..

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How Ebola spread and became deadliest disease

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has emerged as a new medical challenge and poses a serious threat to the rest of the African region and the world at large. Researchers are still trying to ascertain the causes, key factors involved, and are also trying to forecast the future eruption and movement of the ..

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Sierra Leone President declared public health emergency to curb Ebola disease

President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma proclaimed a public health emergency in Sierra Leone to control the deadly Ebola outbreak. Ebola has so far caused death of around 233 in Sierra Leone. According to the UN data, 729 people in West Africa have died of Ebola since February 2014. The spread of the virus ..

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Ebola virus kills over 300 in West Africa: WHO

As per World Health Organization (WHO), the deadly Ebola virus has killed 337 people in West Africa so far. The region has reported 14 deaths and 47 new cases. Guinea is worst-hit with 264 Ebola-related deaths. In Sierra Leone, there have been 49 deaths and in Liberia 24. The outbreak of the virus began in southern ..

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Deadly Ebola Virus detected in Guinea

The deadly Ebola virus detected in the samples of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in the West African nation of Guinea marked the first ever human outbreak of the disease in the country. There are fears that the virus may have been spread across the border into Sierra Leone. ..

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