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Sierra Leonean health officials checking for the ebola virus at the border crossing with Liberia. File photograph: Zoom Dossozoom Dosso/AFP

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A Roche logo sits on a sign outside Roche Holding’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.  Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Bloomberg

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Bayer cited the strengthening of most major currencies against the euro, including the US dollar, Chinese yuan and Swiss franc, for better outlook.  Picture: Bloomberg

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