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U.S. House Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Ebola

News outlets discuss an upcoming U.S. congressional hearing on federal efforts to respond to Ebola. CQ HealthBeat: Panel Set to Ask Questions and Offer Suggestions on Ebola “A House subcommittee on Thursday has scheduled a rare recess period hearing in Washington, D.C., to query CDC Director Thomas Frieden and National…

Travel Limitations Hindering Ebola Efforts; Passenger Screenings Could Be Ineffective

News outlets examine how travel limitations to and from West Africa are hindering efforts to contain Ebola, and a European report saying airline passenger screenings might be ineffective. New York Times: Ebola Fight in Africa Is Hurt by Limits on Ways to Get Out “…[According to an aid group,] Europe’s…

Ebola Epidemic Affecting Liberia’s Economy, Reversing Recent Gains

Washington Post: The Ebola outbreak is not just a human tragedy. It’s also an economic one. “…With critical public works projects in limbo and businesses struggling, the [Ebola] virus is threatening Liberia’s chance to escape generations of poverty and join Africa’s rising prosperity…” (Mui, 10/14).

Ebola Survivors Engage In Outbreak Responses In West Africa

News outlets report on how some Ebola survivors are joining efforts to contain the virus and treat patients in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone Ebola survivors to hold landmark meet: U.N. “Dozens of Ebola survivors, now immune to the deadly disease, will meet in Sierra Leone this…

Women Key To Economic Development In Africa, Melinda Gates Says

Agence France-Presse: Want to help Africa? Start with women, Melinda Gates says “Women are key to boosting economic growth in Africa and the developing world, Melinda Gates said Tuesday as she stopped off in Paris to press crisis-hit France to keep funding projects for women and girls. Speaking to AFP,…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola

The following editorial and opinion pieces examine issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Washington Post: Keeping an even keel at home on Ebola Editorial Board “The Ebola tidal wave is still flooding West Africa, running ahead of all efforts to contain it. … At the same time, the outbreak of the…

Ebola Threatens International Peace, Security, WHO, U.S. Officials Warn

News outlets highlight comments by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and U.S. officials warning the Ebola epidemic threatens international security. Associated Press: WHO: Ebola is modern era’s worst health emergency “The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak ‘the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times’ on Monday but…