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WHO Issues Updated Statement Monday On Agency’s Shortcomings In Responding To Ebola

The Guardian: How WHO revised its self-criticism over Ebola handling “The WHO issued a statement acknowledging failings in the handling of the Ebola crisis — and then corrected it just an hour later with the release of a version that had been substantially toned-down. [The Guardian highlights] the changes that…

Rabies Deaths Higher Than Previous Estimates, Mathematical Model Suggests

New York Times: Rabies Deaths Higher Than Previously Thought “Rabies kills 59,000 people a year, or about 160 a day — more than had previously been assumed — according to a study published last week. The report, based on mathematical modeling, is higher than previous estimates based on officially reported…

USAID To Provide $126M To Help Rebuild Ebola-Stricken West African Health Systems

USAID: USAID Announces $126 Million to Rebuild Life-Saving Health Services in Ebola-Affected Countries “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein announced plans to spend $126 million to help rebuild West African health systems impacted by the Ebola outbreak at the Global Citizen Concert on the National Mall.…

Additional TB Screening, Treatment Needed For Patients In Tertiary Care Facilities, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Study says health care shortcomings leave tuberculosis undiagnosed, untreated Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a study published in The Lancet Global Health in which researchers examined tuberculosis burden among inpatients who had died in health care…

CDC Revises Guidelines To Urge Ebola Survivors To Abstain From Sex, Use Condoms

New York Times: Signs Ebola Spreads in Sex Prompt a CDC Warning “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidelines on Ebola transmission on Sunday night, urging survivors to abstain from all forms of sex or use condoms every time ‘until more information becomes available,’ rather than three…

West Africa’s Post-Ebola Rebuilding Requires Support From International Community

Washington Post: Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world’s help Editorial Board “The ravaging of populations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by the Ebola virus over the past year has been devastating. The virus killed 10,702 people and left behind vast economic and emotional tolls. The rest of the…

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