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The Effects of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Are Still Far From Resolved

Three countries are requesting debt relief and additional funding to help with recovery efforts.

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When the Ebola virus was declared an international health emergency in 2014, international organizations began evacuating medical and humanitarian aid workers en masse. In areas hit the hardest, such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the disease also displaced local families and villages, greatly reducing food production and disrupting local infrastructures.

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A New Weapon in the Fight Against Ebola: Virus-Proof Tablets

Google and Doctors Without Borders have made tracking and treating infectious diseases that much easier.

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Doctors on the front lines of the ongoing fight against Ebola have a new weapon with which to combat the horrific disease that’s destroyed entire communities across West Africa: Ebola-proof computer tablets.

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World Health Organization Approves New 15 Minute Ebola Test

Faster and more portable, medical professionals hope this test will help reduce the number of people infected all the way to zero.

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In the fight against Ebola, medical professionals have long asked for a test that can quickly and easily identify the deadly virus that has killed nearly 10,000 in western Africa.

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