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Facebook joins the fight against Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife personally donated $25 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak that’s plaguing the people of West Africa, but now the billionaire is taking things a step further. According to Tech Crunch, Zuckerberg has invited all 1.3 billion users of Facebook to join the fight by
Angry mob attacks and kills 8 health workers in Ebola-afflicted Guinea

Eight officials and journalists who went to a remote village in Guinea to dispel rumors about the deadly Ebola outbreak that is terrorizing the region have been killed. According to a government spokesman, the delegation was attacked by an angry mob of rock-hurling locals who claimed that the delegation had
Nigeria has closed all schools in response to the Ebola outbreak

Nigeria announced yesterday that the resumption of classes in all schools, both public and private, will be delayed by a month in order to place “preventative measures against the deadly Ebola virus, which has already claimed five lives in the country’s capital, Lagos. “All primary and secondary schools in private
US has faced 68 Ebola scares in the last three weeks

According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), 68 people have been tested for the deadly Ebola virus in the United States over the last three weeks. According to the CDC, the virus has already claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people in the West African nations
FDA and WHO warn people to avoid fake Ebola cures

On Thursday, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a bulletin on its official website that warned Americans not to fall for advertisements that promote fake cures for the deadly Ebola virus that is sweeping through West Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined the FDA in
Canada is donating its own Ebola vaccines to the WHO for use in Africa

Canada Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, has announced that the country will be donating up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) for use in West Africa in order to help fight the deadly disease. This announcement comes shortly after the WHO announced that
Spanish priest becomes the first European to die of Ebola

A Spanish priest who was infected by the deadly Ebola in West Africa was pronounced dead by Spanish health authorities earlier today, making him the first European to die in the worst outbreak of Ebola since the virus was discovered almost 40 years ago. A spokeswoman for Madrid’s health authorities
Ebola-infected doctor arrives in Atlanta for treatment

Medical officials at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia have announced that they are prepared to treat an American humanitarian worker who has contracted the deadly Ebola virus and has returned to the United States to receive treatment. Doctor Kent Brantly, the first of two American humanitarian workers who
Ebola-stricken doctor gives “experimental serum” to his coworker

Kent Brantly, an American doctor who is being treated for Ebola in Liberia, has “taken a slight turn for the worse overnight,” according to Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian Charity based in North Carolina for which Branty is a volunteer. Doctor Brantly is one of two Americans in Liberia ho
Peace Corps begins removing volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

Two Peace Corps volunteers have been moved into isolation and kept under strict observation after having been exposed to a person who later died of the deadly Ebola virus, a Peace Corps spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The spokeswoman said that the two volunteers will be returned to the United States