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Media Reports Examine Aspects Of West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets continue coverage on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Reuters: Ebola outbreak not hurting investment in Sierra Leone: foreign minister
“The Ebola outbreak has not hurt foreign investment in Sierra Leone but will inevitably require more spending to fight it, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday…” (Cohn/Vellacott, 7/21).

Reuters: Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize government handling of Ebola
“Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have criticized the government’s handling of an Ebola outbreak that has killed 194 people in the West Africa country, saying a lack of information was prompting rural communities to shun medical help…” (Fofana, 7/21).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic
“The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging increased efforts to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats…” (7/21).