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NTD Expert Peter Hotez Named As U.S. Science Envoy

U.S. Department of State: Announcement of U.S. Science Envoys The State Department announced the names and area of expertise of four new U.S. science envoys, including Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, who will…

VanRoekel Speaks About Technology Infrastructure Building In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

FedScoop: VanRoekel talks firsthand of Ebola-plagued West Africa “Steven VanRoekel, about two months into his detail as chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development and its battle against Ebola, recently spent seven days in Ebola-stricken Liberia. … ‘A region that was really the shining star of the…

Ebola Data Not Reliable Enough To Accurately Measure Progress In Containing Disease, WHO Says; 11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Diagnosed With Disease

Associated Press: 11th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola “Another Sierra Leonean doctor has become infected with Ebola, as the U.N. health agency said Wednesday that poor data from the outbreak is complicating efforts to measure progress in containing the disease. … The World Health Organization said Monday that [Guinea…

A.U. To Send More Than 200 Additional Medical Workers To Ebola-Hit West Africa

VOA News: A.U. to Deploy Second Wave of Health Professionals in Ebola Fight “The deputy chairman of the African Union Commission says more than 200 medical professionals will be deployed Thursday to the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak…” (Clottey, 12/3).

Egypt’s H5N1 Bird Flu 2014 Death Toll Reaches 7, Health Ministry Says

Reuters: Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu, bringing total to seven: health ministry “Another Egyptian has died of H5N1 bird flu, bringing the total number of deaths in Egypt from the virus to seven this year out of 14 identified cases, the health ministry said on Wednesday…” (Fahmy/Bushra, 12/3).