Tag Archives: Sierra Leone

Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Mil. Within Four Months, Estimates CDC

24 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Denise Grady, Comments

Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on computer modeling.
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Ebola cases in west Africa could rise to 20,000 says WHO

31 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Lisa O’Carroll

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned the number of Ebola cases could rise to 20,000 as doctors in Liberia say the deadly virus is now spreading so rapidly they can no longer deal with the crisis.
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Ebola virus disease outbreaks & reach

27 Aug

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that a total of 2,615 infections have been recorded, while by August 20, 2014 the death figure stands at 1,427.
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2 US ebola patients declared ‘virus-free’; 1,350 lives lost in West Africa; AU declares war against ebola

21 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Two United States citizens, who were flown out of West Africa after contracting ebola were today released ‘ebola virus free’ from the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, called it a “miraculous day.” Nancy Writebol, 59, was released Tuesday, and her husband said she is free of the virus but in a weakened condition and was recuperating at an undisclosed location, according to the international media.
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WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

8 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(Reuters) – West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is an “extraordinary event” and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
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Eritrea makes it into the list of ten fastest-growing economies in 2014, as Ethiopia drops out

15 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Max Fisher, The Washington Post

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its projections for economic growth in 2014, including the economies that are expected to grow the most this year. The results are telling – and have implications way beyond these 10 countries.
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“A Dangerous Delay” speaks of needless deaths by famine in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia; urges improved national & international responses

18 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The gist of “A Dangerous Delay” (summary), a report jointly prepared by Oxfam and Save the Children and released today, is simple, straightforward, and yet strong and poignant. It states that slow responses to the Horn of Africa famine that continues to affect 13 million people has already claimed 50,000 – 100,000 lives in needless deaths by unforgiving hunger and its consequences.
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