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  • Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

    LONDON, (Reuters) - For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread.
  • Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries

    Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries
    Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. "This is a major...

    WHO advises no flight restrictions, low risk from Ebola: IATA

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an infected person flew, the airlines association IATA said on...

    Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency over Ebola

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicenters of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement. The...

    At least 34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concert

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital Conakry, medical sources said on Wednesday. Hundreds of people gathered at the...