01 July 2014

NEWS AND UPDATES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 30, 2014

Heather Wilson - UMVIM WJ Coordinator at United Methodist Volunteers in Mission - Western Jurisdiction (UMVIM WJ) -25 minutes ago (Copied from Western UMVIM Website)

NEWS AND UPDATES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 30, 2014
**HEALTH ALERT**
 
Sierra Leone
The Sierra Leona Annual Conference has asked for prayers regarding the spreading of the Ebola virus within their country. If planning a mission or any other travel to Sierra Leone, please consult with the local ministry of health, the CDC and/or the US State Department to stay up-to-date on the latest information.

Dominican Republic/Caribbean
If traveling to the Dominican Republic or the Caribbean, please be aware of a mosquito-born virus that could potentially become a problem. Please consult the State Department for vaccination requirements before traveling abroad and check with the Center for Disease Control as well.

For more information, please check out the following link from Doctors Without Borders.  http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/ebola-massive-deployment-needed-fight-epidemic-west-africa

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