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Sierra Leone Deploys
Troops in Ebola Crisis

New York Times, by Adam Nossiter

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/6/2014 9:08:45 AM

Freetown, Sierra Leone - Faced with a widening crisis over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Sierra Leone’s government said Tuesday that it would deploy hundreds of troops and police officers to ensure that patients and family members who may be infected remain isolated. (Snip) Faced with a widening crisis over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Sierra Leone’s government said Tuesday that it would deploy hundreds of troops and police officers to ensure that patients and family members who may be infected remain isolated. The mortality rate is so high — up to 90 percent — that many across the region simply refuse to

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In third world countries, this is how it sadly begins. Hopefully, the Ebola virus will slow down there and stop.

      


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Sierra Leone Deploys
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/6/2014 9:08:45 AM     Post Reply
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Faced with a widening crisis over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Sierra Leone’s government said Tuesday that it would deploy hundreds of troops and police officers to ensure that patients and family members who may be infected remain isolated. (Snip) Faced with a widening crisis over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Sierra Leone’s government said Tuesday that it would deploy hundreds of troops and police officers to ensure that patients and family members who may be infected remain isolated. The mortality rate is so high — up to 90 percent — that many across the region simply refuse to

   

 

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A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has entered a second day as Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepare for talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect on Tuesday, has brought a temporary halt to a month of fighting during which 1,875 Palestinians and 67 Israelis were killed. Delegations are now ready for what are expected to be tough talks aimed at securing a permanent ceasefire after the three-day window closes. Officials on both sides confirmed they were sending small teams to Cairo, but they bring conflicting demands. The Palestinians insist that Israel end its eight-year blockade of Gaza and

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