l. NY Times has an article today on ‘missing’ funds in Sierra Leone. An auditor found $3.3 Million ‘missing’ and $2.5 Million only partially documented (same as ‘missing’ to me) out of a total of $19 Million for Sierra Leone. The ‘missing’ money is thus 25% of the total funds given to Sierra Leone for EBOV treatment and protection. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/world/africa/sierra-leone-loses-track-of-millions-in-ebola-funds.html for more details.
2. Cell has an article published 15 January by Brodin, et. al. from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden stating that the immune response of a person is dependent on non-heritable influences (‘nuture not nature’). The authors studied twins. This finding may explain in part why some portion of West Africans have EBOV antibodies but do not remember have a severe febrile and diarrheal illness earlier in life. See the summary of this nicely written article at: http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)01590-6
3. Time reports that Boko Haram sent a 16 year old girl as a suicide bomber.at a bus station in Nigeria. Sixteen children were reported killed in initial report. Somebody has to do something to eliminate these terrorists. See the Time initial report at: http://time.com/3710469/nigeria-teenage-suicide-bombing/.