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Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths

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Liberia confirms 2nd Ebola death in resurgent outbreak

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, file photo health workers wash their hands after taking a  blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in a area were a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.  Deputy Health Minister and head of the Ebola response, Tolbert Nyenswah, told The Associated Press the woman in her early 20s who died on July 12 was linked to the 17-year-old boy who died last month.  (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh,File)

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, file photo health workers wash their hands after taking a blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in a area were a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Deputy Health Minister and head of the Ebola response, Tolbert Nyenswah, told The Associated Press the woman in her early 20s who died on July 12 was linked to the 17-year-old boy who died last month. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh,File)

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Ebola is found in doctor’s eye months after virus left blood

This undated colorized transmission electron micrograph image made available by the CDC shows an Ebola virus virion. For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Frederick Murphy/CDC via AP)

 

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Guinea president announces new emergency measures in Ebola fight

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde attends a press conference during the international conference on Ebola at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium, 03 March 2015. Photo: EPA/Julien Warnand

 

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Sierra Leone orders three-day lockdown against Ebola

Health workers from Sierra Leone's Red Cross Society Burial Team 7 preparing to carry a corpse out of a house in Freetown

Health workers from Sierra Leone’s Red Cross Society Burial Team 7 preparing to carry a corpse out of a house in Freetown.   Photo: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP

Country has set goal of cutting off the disease’s spread by April 16

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Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

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Hundreds of blood samples are being analysed to keep track of the virus.

Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated

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Malaria killing thousands more than Ebola in West Africa

FILE- In this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, file photo, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Blair’s left, and Religion Leaders hold a Mosquito net with a women lying inside to demonstrate the use of the net against malaria in Abuja, Nigeria. The operation to fight Ebola in West Africa has hampered the campaigns against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands of lives. In information released Sunday Dec. 28, 2014, Dr. Bernard Nahlen, deputy director of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative says they have had to stop pricking fingers to do blood tests for malaria, so statistics show a decrease in reported cases of maleria but the decrease is likely because people are too scared to go to health facilities and are not getting treated for malaria.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, FILE)

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