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Western Africa

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  • Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June: health authorities

    ACCRA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the flesh-eating Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a...

    World Health Organization warns of 'shadow zones' - hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

    World Health Organization warns of 'shadow zones' - hidden cases in Ebola outbreak
    The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cannot enter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The U.N. agency...

    Loss of Robin Williams sparks talk on suicide, depression

    Robin Williams We knew Robin Williams. The news of Robin William's death affected us deeply. The emotional conversation across the world in the wake of his death tells us we are not alone in feeling a loss. And while we have never met Williams in...

    WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

    WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases
    GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people...