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Nov 3, 2014

U.S. Liberia lab chief tells hip hop-dancing boys they’re Ebola-free

Nov 2 (Reuters) – For the past five weeks U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Espinosa has been testing blood
samples for the deadly Ebola virus at a mobile laboratory
in Liberia.

Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been gripped by
the worst outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever on record.
The laboratory in Bong County, about 200 km (120 miles) east of
the capital Monrovia, has cut testing time to five hours from
five days.

Nov 2, 2014
Nov 2, 2014

U.S. asks U.N. to blacklist ex-Yemen president, rebel leaders

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States has asked for targeted U.N. sanctions to be imposed on Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of Yemen and obstructing the political process.

Washington submitted a formal request on Friday for the United Nations Security Council Yemen sanctions committee to subject the men to a global travel ban and asset freeze. The committee is due to discuss the request on Tuesday, diplomats said.

Nov 1, 2014
Nov 1, 2014

Days after waving to U.S. envoy, Liberian boys are Ebola free

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just a few days after Solomon, 14, and Joe, 11, stood in t-shirts and pyjama pants waving as U.S. envoy Samantha Power visited an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, their recovery was complete — they tested negative for the hemorrhagic fever.

“Solomon and Joe went home,” said U.S. nurse Bridget Mulrooney on Saturday, who works with the unit run by International Medical Corps in Bong County, about 200 km (120 miles) east of Liberia’s capital Monrovia.

Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 30, 2014

Ebola health worker restrictions could deter others – U.S. envoy

BRUSSELS, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Some countries are yet to
shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some
restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African
nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from
helping, Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations,
said on Thursday.

Power, after visiting Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia,
where she and her delegation had no direct contact with Ebola
patients, told the German Marshall Fund in Brussels:

Oct 30, 2014
Oct 30, 2014

Global fight against Ebola grows but far from won, U.S. envoy says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. envoy Samantha Power said she will return from West Africa to the United States and the United Nations on Thursday with a message of “hope and possibility” that the global response to the Ebola outbreak is working, but more resources are needed.

Speaking to Reuters after visiting the three worst-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Power said among several areas to focus on was removing the stigma of the deadly hemorrhagic disease in those countries and around the world.

    • About Michelle

      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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