Ebola kills 2 more doctors in Sierra Leone – CTV News

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Clarence Roy-MacAulay, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:24AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:33AM EST FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday. The deaths bring the number of Sierra Leonean doctors killed by Ebola to nine. The disease is spread through the bodily fluids of people showing symptoms and people who have died of the disease. Because transmission requires close contact with those fluids, health workers are among the most at risk of contracting it and hundreds have become infected in this outbreak. Dr. Thomas Rogers, who…

As Africa Unites Against Ebolaairtel Partners AU to ‘Kick Ebola Out of Africa’ – AllAfrica.com

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By Sahr Morris Jr.Mobile telecommunication operator, Airtel has taken another lead in the fight against the Ebola virus in the country by partnering with the African Union (AU) and eight other mobile network operators in Africa to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. On Wednesday at the company’s headquarters at Hill Station, Managing Director of Airtel, Sudipto Chowdhury together with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), Retired Major Alfred Palo Conteh and the Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Kanu, officially unveiled a short code – 7979 – where Sierra Leoneans and Airtel subscribers can contribute towards the fight by making a donation of just Le1,000…