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Health Workers Hit Hard By Ebola; Affected Countries Need Additional Aid Workers

News outlets report on how the Ebola outbreak in Africa is affecting health care and aid workers, as well as an acute shortage of workers in affected countries.

New York Times: Those Who Serve Ebola Victims Soldier On
“…At least 129 health workers have died fighting [Ebola], according to the World Health Organization. But while many workers have fled, leaving already shaky health systems in shambles, many new recruits have signed up willingly — often for little or no pay, and sometimes giving up their homes, communities and even families in the process…” (Nossiter/Solomon, 8/23).

NPR: Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia
“…With the number of Ebola cases in Liberia now topping 1,000 and many more cases thought to be unreported, the need for international support has become acute. Liberian officials and aid groups say they desperately need health workers and experts in disease management…” (Aizenman, 8/24).

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