2014-10-18 11:01:00

UN begins training of Ebola survivors to fight virus

(Vatican Radio) The United Nations has begun training Ebola survivors to help respond to the soaring number of cases in West Africa, because people who've lived through the experience are now immune to the disease. UNICEF says the disease has which has killed at least 4,500 people in the region has also left an estimated 3,700 orphans. With the number of Ebola cases tripling every three weeks, the organization says  the number of orphans will grow. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama on Friday appointed former White House adviser Ron Klain as Ebola “Czar” and named officials to bolster the response to the disease in Texas, the center of U.S. Ebola cases.

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