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U.N. Loses First Staff Member In Liberia; Ebola Probable Cause Of Death

News outlets report on the death of a U.N. worker who likely died of Ebola. Associated Press: U.N. says 1st staffer dies of ‘probable’ Ebola “The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from ‘probable Ebola,’ while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

News outlets publish articles on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and response. International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: Five People Infected Every Hour In Sierra Leone, Says NGO (Shankar, 10/2). Nature: Ebola outbreak shuts down malaria-control efforts (Hayden, 10/1). Newsweek: Officials Warn Ebola Outbreak Is Morphing Into a Humanitarian Crisis…

MERS Not International Emergency But Risk Of Spread To Ebola-Stricken Africa, WHO Says

Media outlets report on the outcomes of the WHO Emergency Committee meeting on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). CIDRAP: WHO panel: MERS still not an international emergency “Following a summer lull of MERS-CoV cases but a renewed trickle in recent weeks, and amid worldwide worries about Ebola, the World Health…

In Separate Outbreak, DRC Raises Ebola Death Toll To 42 Since August

Agence France-Presse: DR Congo Ebola outbreak has killed 42 since August “The Democratic Republic of Congo raised its death toll from the Ebola virus to 42 on Wednesday as it struggled to contain the second outbreak of the disease in Africa this year. The latest figures include eight health workers,…

Blog Posts Discuss Different Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Several blog posts discuss different aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Humanosphere: Ebola comes to the U.S. and loses its deadly punch Development blogger Tom Murphy writes, “Ebola garners global attention for being a merciless killer in sub-Saharan Africa. But its high fatality rate is due largely to bad health care,…

Ebola Outbreaks Nearing End In Nigeria, Senegal, Officials Say

News outlets report on the CDC’s announcement that the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is nearing its end and efforts for containment appear to have succeeded. Agence France-Presse: Ebola outbreak nears end in Nigeria: U.S. “The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is almost over, U.S. health officials said Tuesday, in a rare…