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Canada ships experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

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Canada ships experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO


Canada has announced that it will sending at least 800 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccination to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva starting on Monday.

The agency said it will decide where to distribute them after talks with the countries most affected by the outbreak.

Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been worst hit. The latest WHO figures show the outbreak has killed more than four and a half thousand people there since March.

The deadly virus has dramatically changed the lives of people in the affected countries and left 3,700
orphans across the region.

Both of Miatta’s parents succumbed to Ebola.

“I need a lot of help,” she explained. “I need money for their schooling, for their clothes, because all their clothes they left in the house. They burned everything.”

Cote d’Ivoire is at the top of a list of African countries vulnerable to a possible outbreak.

The WHO is sending experts to assess the state of readiness for Ebola.

Here, social workers are being trained to provide life-saving education.

Meanwhile British forces have arrived in Sierra Leone.

Britain is deploying more than 750 military personnel to help set up treatment centres and an Ebola training academy, as part of increased efforts to prevent the global spread of the virus.

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