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Malaysia to donate millions of protective gloves to fight Ebola

Published:Tuesday | September 16, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Malaysia says it plans to donate more than 20 million protective rubber gloves to five African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.



The Malaysian government says they will be distributed among medical workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.



A shortage of protective equipment has been one factor in the virus spreading.



It has killed more than 2,400 people, including many health workers.



Health workers in Liberia recently went on strike saying they need more protective equipment.



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