Amtrak train derails killing 6 people; investigation begins

Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in N’zerekore
Image by UNMEER
On December 26, 2014, the medical organization Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) began enrolling former patients treated in its ETU in N’zerekore in a multi-center clinical trial run by the French National Institute for Health (INSERM) in collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health. Patients with confirmed Ebola infection are offered treatment with the new anti-viral agent Favipiravir.

UNMEER donated two vehicles to be used for all acitivities at the unit.

N’zerekore, Guinea, on 9 January 2015
Photo: UNMEERMartine Perret

An Amtrak train abruptly overturned in Philadelphia, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others, some of whom had to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape. The accident has closed the nation’s busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as federal investigators begin sifting through the mangled remains to determine what went wrong.
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