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Ebola in Sierra Leone ‘spreading quickly’- campaign group

BBC: The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found that in rural parts of Sierra Leone the virus is spreading nine times faster than two months ago

Doctors Mystified by Paralysis in Dozens of Children

TheNewYorkTimes: More than 50 children in 23 states have had mysterious episodes of paralysis to their arms or legs, according to the CDC.

Finally, some good news in Liberia: WHO says rate of new cases appears to be slowing down

TheWashingtonPost: WHO say that there is strong evidence that the rate of new Ebola cases in Liberia is declining for the first time since the crisis began.

WHO welcomes Swissmedic approval of Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

WorldHealthOrganization: The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). This marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible.

Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

WorldHealthOrganization: Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.