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American Red Cross Responds to Ebola Outbreaks in West Africa

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    The outbreak of Ebola currently devastating Western Africa is the worst in recorded history.
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    More than 1,200 cases have been reported since March 2014 and over 670 deaths have been linked to the virus.
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    The outbreak has spread to Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, and this past week one case was found in Nigeria.
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    Working closely with health officials, the Red Cross in each of these countries is leading efforts to raise awareness through social mobilization campaigns.
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    More than 1,200 volunteers have been activated.
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    Some have the grim task of managing dead bodies.
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    The American Red Cross is supporting efforts through the contribution of both financial and human resources.
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    The American Red Cross has deployed two specialists to Sierra Leone to provide telecommunications support and internet to the emergency health team currently on the ground.
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    And have helped with mapping the Ebola outbreak through digital volunteers.
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    In addition to contributing $100,000 to strengthen the capacities of both the Liberia Red Cross and Guinea Red Cross.
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    These funds will help manage the Ebola outbreak and increase public awareness of the virus.
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    The Global Red Cross is working together to keep communities healthy.
The outbreak of Ebola currently devastating Western Africa is the worst in recorded history.

The American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, is helping amplify efforts and strengthen capacity of the Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Red Crosses as a devastating outbreak of Ebola wreaks havoc on the region. Since March 2014, some 1,200 cases have been reported and more than 670 deaths have been linked to the virus, making it the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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