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#West Africa

From TheJournal.ie Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso West Africa

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Exiled Gambian leader 'stole millions' from country in his final weeks of power West Africa

Exiled Gambian leader 'stole millions' from country in his final weeks of power

Yahya Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Ivory Coast likes big butts and it cannot lie Bottom Line

Ivory Coast likes big butts and it cannot lie

The country’s fashion for large bottoms leads to some people taking drastic measures.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives' Child Marriage

'Two weeks ago my dad married me to a 70-year-old man who already has five wives'

In Burkina Faso, children as young as nine are being forced into marriage.

From TheJournal.ie This Senegalese bird might have taken a wrong turn at the Ivory Coast and ended up in Cork... Hate It When That Happens

This Senegalese bird might have taken a wrong turn at the Ivory Coast and ended up in Cork...

… in all likelihood though, the bird probably has an owner in the local area.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic' EBOLA

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: The aftermath of a teenager's Ebola death World Vision

WATCH: The aftermath of a teenager's Ebola death

A suspicion of vaccines and stigma around Ebola can have devastating affects.

From TheJournal.ie Stella strikes again: More cannabis found labelled 'food and spices'... a LOT more Sniffer Dog This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us' EBOLA

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

From TheJournal.ie Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO Outbreak

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO

Studies showed that three men who had recovered from Ebola still had the live virus in their semen for over a month after the onset of symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa On A Jetplane

These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa

The centre was built by the UK Government.

From TheJournal.ie Are German motorbikes the key to fighting Ebola? Vroom Vroom

Are German motorbikes the key to fighting Ebola?

The bikes have been sent to west Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread? West Africa

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

From TheJournal.ie New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient Virus

New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient

Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone Mission

Here's why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone

The move got Cabinet approval today.

From TheJournal.ie Zero... That's how many Ebola patients are being treated right now at one centre in Liberia Good News

Zero... That's how many Ebola patients are being treated right now at one centre in Liberia

Progress is being made in the battle against the disease in the African nation. Another 250-bed centre is treating around 50 patients.

From TheJournal.ie Judge says nurse who refused Ebola quarantine can now leave home USA

Judge says nurse who refused Ebola quarantine can now leave home

The judge said that Kaci Hickox is not infectious.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola United Nations

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is not allowing anyone from Ebola-hit nations into the country Border Control

Australia is not allowing anyone from Ebola-hit nations into the country

It comes as a teenager arriving from Guinea and put into isolation has tested negative for the disease.

From TheJournal.ie Five questions that everyone has about Ebola Outbreak

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?

From TheJournal.ie Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case Death

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

From TheJournal.ie The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? 'Very low' Public Health Emergency

The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? 'Very low'

That’s according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

From TheJournal.ie Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports EBOLA

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

From TheJournal.ie Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month Exposure

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month

New research has also found that screening people leaving West Africa is far more efficient than screening those arriving at other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone West Africa

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

From TheJournal.ie $100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund New Appeal

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Zuckerberg is donating €20 million to stop Ebola from 'becoming like HIV' Status Update

Mark Zuckerberg is donating €20 million to stop Ebola from 'becoming like HIV'

Facebook’s CEO said that the virus must be brought under control soon, before it becomes a “long-term global health crisis”.

From TheJournal.ie US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the "good vibes" Nina Pham

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the "good vibes"

Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.

From TheJournal.ie Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down Happy Tail

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

From TheJournal.ie Irish health expert: 'All our hospitals have to be ready for Ebola' Training

Irish health expert: 'All our hospitals have to be ready for Ebola'

The Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said we’ve moved into an emergency plan.

From TheJournal.ie British airports to introduce Ebola screening Virus

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,

From TheJournal.ie NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment West Africa

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

From TheJournal.ie Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks Outbreak

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Obama says the Ebola crisis is 'spiralling out of control' Call To Action

Obama says the Ebola crisis is 'spiralling out of control'

The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola End The Outbreak

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola

The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola' CONTAINMENT

Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'

All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking Outbreak

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

From TheJournal.ie Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President Talks

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President

The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'? EBOLA

Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

From TheJournal.ie There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland Outbreak

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

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