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Ebola quarantines are creating chaos and opportunity

A separate outbreak of Ebola virus disease, which is not related to the outbreak in West Africa, was laboratory-confirmed on 26 August by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos

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Some people are swimming in and out of the Ebola quarantine zone in this seaside capital. One man slips out every day to reach his job at a Western embassy. Another has turned his living room into a tollbooth, charging others to escape through his apartment at the edge of the cordoned area. Countless others have used a different method: bribing their way out with fees that soldiers determine according to a person’s appearance, circumstances and even gender.

Other headlines from August 29th, 2014

Botswana blocks copper trucks from Congo on Ebola fears”, Times of Zambia reports

Scientists Who Endanger Their Lives: The Case of Ebola

 DAKAR, Senegal – A man infected with Ebola travelled to Senegal. The infected person is a university student from Guinea who sought treatment at a hospital in Senegal’s capital. The young man said he had had contact with Ebola patients while he was in Guinea and was immediately put under quarantine, she said.

Ebola fears halt rotations of Sierra Leone forces into Somalia