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Senegal announced today the country's first Ebola virus disease case, in a student from Guinea who was located in a Dakar hospital.
With an estimated price tag of $490 million, the plan's goal is to stop Ebola transmission in 6 to 9 months.
In addition, Canada pulled a lab team from Sierra Leone.
The first patient in the DRC's Ebola outbreak caught the virus from a dead animal, making any link to West Africa's outbreak unlikely.
The WHO sent a team to a hot spot where one of its Ebola workers was infected.
The WHO has heightened concerns about the impact the outbreak is having on frontline workers and the prospects of overseas help.
Ebola has struck the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but authorities say it is not the same strain as in West Africa.
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