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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2014

Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight

By Scott Neuman

Workers unload medical supplies from a USAID cargo plans in Liberia in August.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is already the deadliest on record, having killed more than 2,400 people, and it could get much worse, according to health officials. That alarm has President Obama meeting today with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 07, 2014

New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

By Bill Chappell

A woman receives a dose of Ebola vaccine in Bethesda, Md. last week.

An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 06, 2014

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

By Bill Chappell

People walk in Kenema, a part of Sierra Leone hit hard by Ebola.

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.


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