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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Liberian Boy Survives Ebola Virus Infection

Ten-year-old William Benedict, one of the clinic’s success stories, has made a full recovery against the odds after catching the virus from his dying mother.
“I was near mama when she was sick. When she died, I got sick,” William says as he prepares to leave the centre and return to his village.
James Kollie, the clinic’s ambulance driver, explains that the boy’s mother summoned her son to lie beside her as she was dying in bed, coughing, vomiting and generally presenting a grave risk to anyone nearby.
“I drove the vehicle that carried the team to pick him up. That day everybody was running from him. I shed tears for him,” Kollie tells AFP.
On Friday the leaders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea agreed a $100 million emergency action plan to beef the response to Ebola.
Much of the cash will go on deploying medical workers. But the plan also includes provision to improve education throughout the Ebola zone straddling the three countries.

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