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Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic — Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014–2015

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC predicts that the Ebola virus outbreak could affect nearly one million people by January 2014 if containment measures are not immediately implemented.

Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

US News & World Report: Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa. But just $50 million of President Barack Obama’s $1 billion request has been approved for immediate use, under the opaque process by which congressional panels OK transfers between agency accounts. a  Read More »

Ban to convene meeting of world leaders on tackling Ebola outbreak

United Nations News Centre -United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced he will convene a meeting of world leaders this week on a response to the Ebola outbreak as new studies warn of an exponential climb in the coming weeks unless swift action is taken to control the spread of the virus.

World Bank Group Approves US$105 Million Grant for Faster Ebola Epidemic Containment

WorldBank: The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$105 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected countries to guard against  Read More »

Fact Sheet: Emergency Response to the Ebola Crisis

TheWorldBank: The Ebola epidemic continues to spread rapidly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with the World Health Organization (WHO) projecting that the virus could infect more than 20,000 people.  If the virus continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries, its economic impact could deal a potentially catastrophic blow to these already fragile states. Economic  Read More »