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Ebola Outbreak - 08 Aug 2014 
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The United States on Thursday ordered families of its diplomats in Liberia to leave and warned against non-essential travel to the West African country because of the growing Ebola outbreak.

A State Department statement said U.S. staff would remain on active duty at the embassy and additional staff were being sent to help the government tackle the outbreak of the deadly virus. 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 05, 2014 
An ambulance carrying American missionary Nancy Writebol, 59, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa... 
Atlanta, UNITED STATES 
An ambulance carrying a second American aid worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrives past crowds... 
An ambulance carrying American missionary Nancy Writebol, 59, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa arrives past crowds of people taking pictures at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia August 5, 2014. Writebol arrived in the United States after being flown overnight from Liberia and will be treated by infectious disease specialists at Emory University Hospital, according to Christian missionary group SIM USA. She will be in the same isolation ward as Kent Brantly, 33, an Ebola-infected American doctor who was able to walk into the hospital when he arrived by ambulance on Saturday. The pair are believed to be the first Ebola patients ever treated in the United States, and health officials have said the virus does not pose a significant threat to the public. REUTERS/Tami Chappell 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 05, 2014 
An ambulance carrying American missionary Nancy Writebol, 59, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa,... 
Atlanta, UNITED STATES 
An ambulance carrying American missionary Writebol, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa, arrives... 
An ambulance carrying American missionary Nancy Writebol, 59, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa, arrives at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia August 5, 2014. Writebol arrived in the United States after being flown overnight from Liberia and will be treated by infectious disease specialists at Emory University Hospital, according to Christian missionary group SIM USA. She will be in the same isolation ward as Kent Brantly, 33, an Ebola-infected American doctor who was able to walk into the hospital when he arrived by ambulance on Saturday. The pair are believed to be the first Ebola patients ever treated in the United States, and health officials have said the virus does not pose a significant threat to the public. REUTERS/Tami Chappell 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 05, 2014 
People enter and exit Mount Sinai Hospital in the Manhattan borough of New York August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo... 
New York, UNITED STATES 
People enter and exit Mount Sinai Hospital in the Manhattan borough of New York 
People enter and exit Mount Sinai Hospital in the Manhattan borough of New York August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 05, 2014 
Employees stand and talk at the emergency entrance of Mount Sinai Hospital in the Manhattan borough of... 
New York, UNITED STATES 
Employees stand and talk at the emergency entrance of Mount Sinai Hospital in the Manhattan borough of... 
Employees stand and talk at the emergency entrance of Mount Sinai Hospital in the Manhattan borough of New York August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 02, 2014 
Emory University Hospital after an ambulance carrying American doctor Kent Brantly, who has the Ebola... 
Marietta, UNITED STATES 
Emory University Hospital after an ambulance carrying American doctor Kent Brantly, who has the Ebola... 
Emory University Hospital after an ambulance carrying American doctor Kent Brantly, who has the Ebola virus, arrived via Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Atlanta, Georgia August 2, 2014. The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia landed in the United States on Saturday, en route to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. A chartered medical aircraft carrying Brantly touched down at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia shortly before noon, a base spokesman said. REUTERS/Tami Chappell 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 01, 2014 
A general view of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia August 1, 2014. Two American aid workers,... 
Atlanta, UNITED STATES 
A general view of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta 
A general view of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia August 1, 2014. Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in a high-security isolation unit which will be overseen by Professor of the Emory School of Medicine Infectious Disease Division Bruce Ribner, at Emory University Hospital, officials said on Friday. REUTERS/Tami Chappell 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 02, 2014 
An airplane carrying American doctor Kent Brantly who has the Ebola virus, arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve... 
Marietta, UNITED STATES 
An airplane carrying American doctor Kent Brantly who has the Ebola virus, arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve... 
An airplane carrying American doctor Kent Brantly who has the Ebola virus, arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia August 2, 2014. The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia landed in the United States on Saturday, en route to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. A chartered medical aircraft carrying Brantly touched down at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia shortly before noon, a base spokesman said. REUTERS/Tami Chappell 
HEALTH-EBOLA/USA
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August 01, 2014 
Professor of the Emory School of Medicine Infectious Disease Division Bruce Ribner and Executive Director... 
Atlanta, UNITED STATES 
Professor of the Emory School of Medicine Infectious Disease Division Ribner and Executive Director of... 
Professor of the Emory School of Medicine Infectious Disease Division Bruce Ribner and Executive Director of Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response Alexander Isakov (L) speak after a news conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia August 1, 2014. Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in a high-security isolation unit which will be overseen by Ribner, at Emory University Hospital, officials said on Friday. REUTERS/Tami Chappell 
HEALTH-EBOLA/AFRICA
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July 28, 2014 
Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an... 
Kailahun, Sierra Leone 
Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation... 
Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014. Sierra Leone now has the highest number of Ebola cases, at 454, surpassing neighbouring Guinea where the outbreak originated in February. Picture taken July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard 
HEALTH-EBOLA/AFRICA
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July 25, 2014 
Medical staff take a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient at the government hospital in Kenema,... 
Kenema, Sierra Leone 
Medical staff take a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient at the government hospital in Kenema... 
Medical staff take a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient at the government hospital in Kenema, July 10, 2014. Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak began in February, putting strain on a string of weak health systems facing one of the world's deadliest diseases despite waves of international help. Picture taken July10, 2014. REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard 
HEALTH-EBOLA/WESTAFRICA-REDCROSS
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July 02, 2014 
Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014. The Ebola... 
Kenema, Sierra Leone 
Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema 
Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014. The Ebola outbreak has killed 467 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday. Picture taken June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Umaru Fofana 
GUINEA-EBOLA/SURVIVORS
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April 08, 2014 
A scientist separates blood cells from plasma cells to isolate any Ebola RNA in order to test for the... 
GUECKEDOU, Guinea 
A scientist separates blood cells from plasma cells to isolate any Ebola RNA in order to test for the... 
A scientist separates blood cells from plasma cells to isolate any Ebola RNA in order to test for the virus at the European Mobile Laboratory in Gueckedou April 3, 2014. Hiccups, say doctors in this remote corner of Guinea, are the final tell-tale sign of infection by the Ebola virus that has killed more than 100 people since an outbreak began this year. Then come profuse bleeding, circulatory shock and death. In total, 98 people are thought to have died from the disease in Guinea and 10 more in neighbouring Liberia, according to aid workers and governments. A market town of 220,000 people near the Liberia and Sierra Leone borders, Gueckedou's makeshift clinic is on the front line of Guinea's battle to contain its first outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever, normally found in Central Africa. Picture taken April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Misha Hussain 
GUINEA-EBOLA/
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March 28, 2014 
A view of the isolation block of a hospital where Ebola victims are being treated in Macenta, Guinea,... 
MACENTA, Guinea 
A view of the isolation block of a hospital where Ebola victims are being treated in Macenta 
A view of the isolation block of a hospital where Ebola victims are being treated in Macenta, Guinea, March 27, 2014. A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus suspected of killing at least 63 people has spread from rural Guinea to the capital Conakry, authorities said on Thursday, after West African nations branded the virus a serious threat to regional security. Picture taken March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer 
HEALTH-EBOLA/BUSHMEAT
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March 29, 2014 
A woman walks past dried bushmeat near a road of the Yamoussoukro highway March 29, 2014. Bushmeat -... 
Cote D'Ivoire 
A woman walks past dried bushmeat near a road of the Yamoussoukro highway 
A woman walks past dried bushmeat near a road of the Yamoussoukro highway March 29, 2014. Bushmeat - from bats to antelopes, squirrels, porcupines and monkeys - has long held pride of place on family menus in West and Central Africa, whether stewed, smoked or roasted. Experts who have studied the Ebola virus from its discovery in 1976 in Democratic Republic of Congo, then Zaire, say its suspected origin - what they call the reservoir host - is forest bats. Links have also been made to the carcasses of freshly slaughtered animals consumed as bushmeat. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon 
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