West African Nations Take Measures To Stem Spread Of, Treat Patients With Ebola

News outlets report on West African nations’ efforts to stem the spread of Ebola and treat patients.

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone cool on Ebola drugs as it pleads for aid
“Sierra Leone on Monday urged caution over the use of experimental drugs to combat Ebola as the United Nations launched an $18 million appeal to help the country cope with the epidemic…” (8/18).

Reuters: Liberian police fire tear gas to disperse protest over Ebola quarantine
“Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd agitating to leave a neighborhood placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said…” (MacDougall, 8/20).

Reuters: Cameroon says closes borders with Nigeria in bid to halt Ebola
“Cameroon has closed all its borders with Nigeria in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, state radio said on Tuesday…” (8/18).

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