Following the World Health Organization’s prediction that the Ebola virus could spread to more than 20,000 cases in Africa by November of this year, the Centers for Disease Control has released their own prediction: 1.4 million cases by mid-January of next year. The CDC’s estimation, the Associated Press reports, is based on the largely held assumption that the number of actual cases on the continent are underreported.Read more…
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While Angelina Jolie is still filming her “workingmoon,” By the Sea, which she directs and stars in alongside husband Brad Pitt, she’s taken on a project about Richard Leakey, a well-known anti-poaching paleoanthropologist. The movie is called Africa. Jolie said, “I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my … More »
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A glimpse into the dangerous job of U.S. troops going to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa from a former soldier with experience in military disaster relief operations.
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President Obama is expected to announced today a serious expansion of the American military and healthcare presence in Africa to combat the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Up to 3,000 troops could be dispatched to the country to build treatment centers, train healthcare workers, and set up a military command center to coordinate help. http://gawker.com/third-american… Read more…
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The crossing from Africa to Europe is dangerous enough. Now it appears one group of smugglers murdered their frightened, restive clients en masse.
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At a press conference Tuesday, CDC director Tom Frieden warned that time is running out to contain West Africa’s Ebola outbreak.
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Ten years ago, a population of gorillas in Central Africa was ravaged by the deadly virus. Six years later, life is almost back to normal for them, says a new study. But how?
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The National Institute of Health announced today that human trials of the Ebola vaccine will begin next week. But it won’t be ready in time for the West Africa’s crisis.
Continue reading Ebola Vaccine Will Do Little for Crisis
The cost of labor in China is going up, so Chinese manufacturers are moving to Africa, and they’re playing all the angles.
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A Berlin building locked down after an African woman faints. An African man with a nosebleed removed from a mall in Brussels. With Ebola panic spreading, racial profiling could be next.
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Every dystopian warning of the gun group has come true in Missouri, yet the organization is offering no sympathy for the African American victims.
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Ebola victims are most infectious right after death—which means that West African burial practices, where families touch the bodies, are spreading the disease like wildfire.
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At an emergency hearing Thursday, leaders of the fight against Ebola gave updates on the situation in Africa and the future of the deadly disease’s possible spread.
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The U.S. and the U.N. have an opportunity to prevent further bloodshed in Central Africa, if they’re prepared to take certain steps to do so.
Continue reading The Africa Summit and New Risks in Congo
An American infected with Ebola will be brought to the U.S. for treatment as the World Health Organization deems the West African outbreak “out of control.”
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One of Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa will be brought to the United States for treatment at Emory University.
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As the worst outbreak ever recorded continues to spread rapidly through West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains what’s feeding the flames.
Continue reading CDC Equates Ebola Outbreak to ‘Forest Fire’
The Republican primary in Mississippi was won by the candidate with black support because African American voters were smart enough to intervene. They should do every time.
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