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Ebola in Sierra Leone ‘spreading quickly’- campaign group

BBC: The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found that in rural parts of Sierra Leone the virus is spreading nine times faster than two months ago

Finally, some good news in Liberia: WHO says rate of new cases appears to be slowing down

TheWashingtonPost: WHO say that there is strong evidence that the rate of new Ebola cases in Liberia is declining for the first time since the crisis began.

Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

WorldHealthOrganization: Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

WorldHealthOrganization: On October 20, Nigeria reached the 42-day mark of having no new cases of Ebola detected and has thus been declared free of Ebola transmission.  

WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission

WorldHealthOrganization: WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus.