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Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. VICE News: Ebola Doesn’t Threaten America — Other Tropical Diseases Do Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…[W]hile there won’t be Ebola epidemic…

Brookings Blog Post Examines Economic Toll Of Ebola On West Africa

Brookings Institution’s “Africa In Focus”: Understanding the Economic Effects of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Amadou Sy, senior fellow in the Africa Growth Initiative, and Amy Copley, project coordinator and research assistant at Brookings, discuss the economic effects of and efforts to address Ebola in West Africa (10/1).

Ebola Death Toll Reaches 3,338; Cases Likely Under-Reported, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s updated numbers of Ebola cases and deaths, as well as the agency’s warnings the epidemic is not yet under control. Reuters: Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says “The death toll from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record reached 3,338 people…

First-Ever U.S. Ebola Case Could Spur More Help For Affected West African Nations

Washington Post: Ebola panic in America might help save lives in Africa “…In an ideal world, America’s Ebola panic will come with a silver lining: a recognition that Ebola is a truly global problem, and protecting the health of Americans will probably start by saving the lives of thousands of…

U.S. Ebola Patient Traveled From Liberia To Brussels, Then To Dallas Via D.C.

News outlets report on details of the U.S. Ebola patient’s travel path from Liberia to Dallas and the low risk he posed to other travelers. Associated Press: Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to U.S. “…Details of the man’s 28-hour trip from western Africa emerged Wednesday. He flew on…

Inequality Hindering Responses To Ebola In West Africa

Media sources report on how inequality is hindering West Africa’s response to Ebola and making it easier for the virus to spread. Agence France-Presse: Africa’s uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola “Threatened by the possible spread of an Ebola epidemic which respects no borders, Africa is divided between…

Australia Offers $16M For Ebola; MSF Asks Australia For Medics

News outlets report on Australia’s increased commitment of $16 million to assist with Ebola response efforts and Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) criticism of Australia’s decision to donate funds but not personnel to the fight. Agence France-Presse: MSF rejects Australian cash, asking for medics instead “Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders…

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…