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Viral meningitis cases rises to 41

The Western Cape Health Department has  confirmed the viral meningitis cases in Mossel Bay has risen to 41. Patients have been hospitalised at a private facility since the outbreak in December. Mostly children under 12 are infected. They have all been treated in an isolated ward. The department’s Marika Champion says[…]

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WHO: 21 000 ebola cases by Nov

New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up. Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses. WHO[…]

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World lost ‘precious time’ in Ebola fight: EU

The European Union urged the international community Monday to make up for “precious time” lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, calling for more contributions to fight the crisis. “We are behind the curve and for a reason,” EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said[…]

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WHO: Ebola outbreak vastly underestimated

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the UN agency has said on its website. The death toll from the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola stood on Wednesday[…]

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