Ebola Crisis

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Official figures show 111 new cases on Sunday, the highest daily rate since August, as UN warns numbers may be much higher

The Obama administration has asked Congress for more than $6 billion in emergency funding to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and secure the United States against further spread of the deadly virus.

As the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, so too do the stories of health care workers fighting to contain the disease.

“For Cuba, service to oppressed and exploited peoples is a revolutionary act of the highest moral caliber.”

CAMBRIDGE, Massachussetts, Oct 27 2014 (IPS) - The catastrophic Ebola crisis unfolding in West Africa offers many lessons, not least for global anti-poverty efforts. These will culminate in a set of targets, to be agreed by the United Nations in 2015, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Demanding a stepped-up global response to the Ebola crisis, especially in the hardest hit areas of West Africa, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that if efforts to combat the deadly virus are not improved there could be as many as 10,000 new cases per week within two months.

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