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Ebola dies down, total eradication still far

The unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus disease that began in late 2013 has been limited to only a few cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but has seen a recent spike in Guinea. The three West African countries were the most affected by the outbreak and are working to eliminate the last Ebola cases.

MCPS institutes precautions against Ebola

In response to national concern about the Ebola virus, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) health staff developed new policies for schools to isolate any potential cases of Ebola among students.

Aid to Ebola-afflicted countries is not enough

Galvanizing and focusing efforts to halt the spread of Ebola is necessary to make sure that the disease stops taking the lives of West African citizens, and does not eventually turn into a global epidemic.

International News Roundup for Sept. 25 to Oct. 6

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) and various news podcasts. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

Ebola epidemic worsens in western Africa

The Ebola virus currently spreading throughout western Africa has generated over 3,700 suspected and confirmed cases as of Aug 31, making it the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

Clinical trials for Ebola drug could cure thousands

The WHO needs to begin a clinical trial with Ebola patients in West Africa to test the ZMapp's effectiveness and hopefully save thousands of lives. The first phase of this has already begun.
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