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WHO warns of thousands of new Ebola cases

WHO warns of thousands of new Ebola cases

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Liberia is expected to see thousands of new Ebola cases within the next three weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.

The current outbreak of the virus in West Africa is believed to have killed 2,100 people, including 79 health workers. As well as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone are at the centre of the outbreak, with Nigeria, and Senegal also effected.

Cquote1.svg As soon as a new Ebola treatment facility is opened, it immediately fills to overflowing with patients Cquote2.svg

—World Health Organisation

Liberia is proving particularly vulnerable to the spread of the virus. Before the outbreak, the country had only one doctor for every 100,000 inhabitants, and a severe shortage of beds. The WHO stated that “as soon as a new Ebola treatment facility is opened, it immediately fills to overflowing with patients”.

The UK military have said they will build a 50 bed centre near Sierra Leone’s capital, with the US saying it would send a 25 bed field hospital. This falls short of the 1,000 beds an investigative team from WHO says is needed in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, alone.

WHO says a three- to four-fold increase in the efforts of those combating the outbreak is needed.

The African Union also warned of the economic impact of the outbreak, urging a lifting of travel bans and border closures. WHO have previously warned that such travel restrictions increased the chance of food shortages. An agreement made yesterday is expected to lead to those restrictions imposed in the last few months being lifted.



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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce second pregnancy

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce second pregnancy

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.
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Kensington Palace announced on Monday that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with a second child after the onset of acute morning sickness led to her cancelling an engagement at Oxford University, where the couple were due to open a new centre for the study of China.

Prime Minister David Cameron expressed his congratulations: “Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I’m delighted by the happy news that they’re expecting another baby.”

Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband also congratulated the couple: “Fantastic to hear that Prince George will soon be a big brother. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their happy news.”

A number of media outlets speculate the announcement of the Royal baby may influence the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum later this month, suggesting it may encourage people to vote to stay in the Union.



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