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West African Nations To Cooperate In Stemming Ebola’s Spread

News outlets highlight challenges to fighting an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as nations in the region vow to cooperate in efforts to address the disease.

Agence France-Presse: W. African Ebola epidemic ‘likely to last months,’ says U.N.
“The United Nations health agency said on Thursday it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through West Africa for at least ‘several months’….” (7/3).

Agence France-Presse: Ebola: Experts highlight problems in Sierra Leone
“Many cases of Ebola in Sierra Leona may be going undetected, grassroots doctors warned in The Lancet on Saturday as they highlighted the impoverished country’s problems in combating the virus…” (7/4).

NPR: As Ebola Cases Spike, WHO Asks For More Money And Help
“The world’s largest Ebola outbreak continues to surge at a troubling rate. … At least 759 people have caught the hemorrhagic fever and 467 of those have died in three West African countries since March….” (Doucleff, 7/3).

Reuters: West African authorities adopt common strategy to fight Ebola
“West African countries and international health organizations adopted a fresh strategy on Thursday to fight the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic, which has killed hundreds of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia….” (Kpodo, 7/4).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. agency to help West Africa coordinate response to ‘unprecedented’ outbreak
“West African countries and international health authorities at a United Nations-backed emergency summit have adopted a strategy covering a range of priorities, including strengthening cross-border collaboration, to combat the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, which has killed hundreds of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia…” (7/4).