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Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Crisis

The following blog posts discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola? In a joint blog post, Karen Grépin, assistant professor of global health policy at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University…More

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Mali Confirms First Case Of Ebola

News outlets report that Mali has confirmed its first case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be hit by the outbreak. The Atlantic: Ebola Reaches Mali “Less than a week after two West African countries successfully rid themselves of Ebola, another has announced its first case of the disease. In a television…More

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Doctor Who Worked In Guinea Diagnosed With Ebola In New York City

News outlets report on the case of Craig Spencer, a physician who treated Ebola patients in Guinea with Médecins Sans Frontières and was diagnosed with the disease at Bellevue Hospital in New York City on Thursday after returning from Africa one week earlier. The Hill: New York doctor tests positive for Ebola “A New York…More

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WHO Emergency Committee Says Focus Should Remain On Containing Ebola In West Africa

Media sources report on a meeting of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Ebola still of ‘great concern’ in West Africa epicenter: WHO “…The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly hemorrhagic fever that the situation in the worst-hit countries of…More

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E.U. Commits 1B Euros For West African Ebola Efforts; Appoints Coordinator To Manage Response

News outlets report on new pledges from the E.U. for Ebola efforts in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: E.U. boosts Ebola aid for West Africa to 1.0 billion euros “European Union leaders agreed Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van…More

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U.S. Military, Administration, Congress Make Moves To Better Respond To Ebola Domestically, In…

Media sources report on U.S. military, administration, and congressional actions to address Ebola domestically and internationally. DoD News: Health Chief Outlines Precautions for Ebola Response Troops “Fighting the West Africa Ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, and the Defense Department is taking every precaution to minimize risk to deployed troops, the…More

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African Nations To Send More Health Care Workers To Ebola Hotspots

News outlets report on increased efforts by African Union member states to send more health care workers to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Agence France-Presse: African nations to send 1,000 health workers to Ebola hotspots “African countries on Thursday pledged to send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, where…More

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News Outlets Report On Ebola Outbreak In Sierra Leone, Liberia

News outlets report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone leader says Ebola ‘contained by end-2014’ (10/23). Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia unveils strict border checks (10/23). Wall Street Journal: Liberian Slum Takes Ebola Treatment Into Its Own Hands (Vogt, 10/23).

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News Outlets Report On Issues Surrounding Ebola Vaccine Development

News outlets report on various issues surrounding the development and testing of Ebola vaccines. Financial Times: Industry response to Ebola quickens (Ward, 10/23). Forbes: Head of GSK Ebola Vaccine Research: “Can We Even Consider Doing A Trial?” (Munro, 10/23). New York Times: Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf (Grady, 10/23). New York…More

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Ebola Efforts In West Africa Must Increase To Bring Outbreak Under Control, Study Says

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that says the world’s response to the West African Ebola outbreak must be bolstered to prevent tens of thousands of deaths. The Guardian: Response to Ebola epidemic in West Africa too slow, say scientists “The international response to the Ebola epidemic in West…More

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Travel Restrictions Delay Efforts Of Medical Staff To Fight Ebola

Wall Street Journal: Travel Restrictions Hamper African Medical Staff in Ebola Fight “Scores of African doctors and nurses — many of them with experience treating Ebola — have experienced delays getting to affected regions because of flight bans and travel restrictions, an African Union official said on Thursday…” (Vogt, 10/24).

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Microsoft Co-Founder Pledges At Least $100M For West African Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s pledge of at least $100 million for Ebola efforts in West Africa. CNBC: Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola (Mangan, 10/23). Fortune: The tech exec who’s trying to destroy Ebola (Snyder, 10/23). Los Angeles Times: Billionaire Paul Allen pledges at least $100 million to fight…More

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Number Of Ebola Cases Approaches 10,000, Deaths 5,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the latest number of Ebola cases (9,936) and deaths (4,877) reported by the WHO. Agence France-Presse: Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000 “The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace. The…More

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CDC Announces 21-Day Monitoring Program For All Inbound Airline Passengers From Ebola-Hit West…

News outlets report on a CDC announcement that the agency will implement a 21-day Ebola monitoring program for all airline passengers arriving in the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. The announcement came one day after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced tightened screening measures for the same passengers at five U.S. airports.…More

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