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23 May 2018
A new outbreak of Ebola has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2014-16 some 28,000 people were infected in West Africa. 11,600 of them died.
5 April 2017
Salomé Karwah was an Ebola survivor who returned to the hospitals of Liberia to tend to the sick and dying during the epidemic of 2014. Now she has fallen victim to the appalling healthcare endured by ordinary people in Liberia as across most of West Africa.
3 December 2014
Ebola: Doctor and Socialist Party member Jon Dale updates on the latest situation in the Ebola crisis
5 November 2014
In November 2010 the medical journal The Lancet ran a seminar on Ebola saying: "Previously, the usefulness of an Ebola virus vaccine was disputed, because of the disease's rarity, little interest by industry, and the potential cost"
22 October 2014
The World Health Organisation axed 300 of its 2,400 jobs in 2011. Cuts in governments' contributions slashed its budget by 20%. Its director-general, Margaret Chan, described "a new and enduring era of economic austerity"
2 October 2014
The US sending 3,000 troops to Liberia to build isolation hospitals, while Sierra Leone has implemented a national lock-down, underlines how serious the Ebola epidemic has become
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