More mil­i­tary medics to fight Ebola virus

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

China is send­ing 232 more mil­i­tary med­i­cal work­ers to fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The lat­est con­tin­gent will join two teams — one con­sist­ing of 154 med­i­cal work­ers from more than 10 hos­pi­tals and med­i­cal sec­tors in Liberia; the other com­pris­ing 78 work­ers in­clud­ing a mo­bile lab­o­ra­tory test­ing team in Sierra Leone — and will stay in West Africa for two months.

The num­ber of Ebola cases has reached 21,171 in the eight af­fected coun­tries since the out­break be­gan, with more than 8,371 deaths, ac­cord­ing to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol.

China has pro­vided funds and other sup­plies val­ued at 750 mil­lion yuan ($120.9 mil­lion) to West Africa to fight the Ebola virus. (Photo 5)


Tu­vans in Hemu vil­lage in Xin­jiang Uygur au­ton­o­mous re­gion take to the ski slopes with their skis made of horse skin and pinewood. Tu­vans are be­lieved to be a branch of the Mon­go­lian eth­nic group. Some ar­chae­ol­o­gists be­lieve the de­sign of their skis could be traced back to the late Pa­le­olithic era, also known as the Old Stone Age, around 12,000 years ago, judg­ing by a rock paint­ing of hu­man fig­ures ski­ing that was dis­cov­ered near Hemu.

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