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  1. Single new case can reignite Ebola outbreak if vigilance lost, says MSF - TRFN

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    LONDON, Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decline in Ebola cases in West Africa must not result in a loss of vigilance because a single new case is enough to reignite an outbreak, international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Monday.

  2. Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia, government says

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    MONROVIA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Liberia, once the epicentre of West Africa 's deadly Ebola epidemic, has just five remaining confirmed cases of the disease, a senior health official said on Friday, highlighting the country's success in halting new infections.

  3. WHO runs low on cash for Ebola but progress key before rainy season

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    GENEVA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Progress in halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funding and aid workers before the rainy season hits in April-May, but the World Health Organisation

  4. After Ebola, flu and drug resistance top pandemic threats

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The worst-ever Ebola epidemic is waning, but after ravaging three West African nations and spreading fear from Dallas to Madrid, it has hammered home the message that the world needs a better detective system for emerging diseases.

  5. First GSK Ebola vaccine shipment due to arrive in Liberia

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The first batch of GlaxoSmithKline's experimental Ebola vaccine has been shipped to West Africa and is expected to arrive in Liberia later on Friday, the British drugmaker said.

  6. Ebola ebbing in West Africa but vigilance needed -WHO

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    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    GENEVA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, with fewer than 150 cases reported in the past week, but efforts must be pursued to stamp out the deadly disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

  7. Sierra Leone to reopen schools in March as Ebola infections slow

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

    FREETOWN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen in March, the West African nation's government said on Wednesday, eight months after students were sent home and classes shuttered following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

  8. U.N. Ebola chief calls for final $1 billion to fight virus

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

    DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 21 (Reuters) - United Nations agencies need a final $1 billion to fight West Africa 's deadly Ebola epidemic as experts move to a new phase involving a massive detective operation to trace remaining cases, the U.N. Ebola chief said on Wednesday.

  9. Mali government declares country Ebola-free

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    Sun, 18 Jan 2015

    BAMAKO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Mali's health minister declared the West African nation free of Ebola on Sunday following a 42-day period without a new case of the deadly virus.

  10. At least three killed in Charlie Hebdo riots in Niger capital

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    Sat, 17 Jan 2015

    NIAMEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in protests in the Niger capital against French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Saturday, police sources said, bringing the death toll to eight from two days of violence in the West African country.

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