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Long-Term Investments Needed To Survive Ebola, Other Outbreaks

Nature Medicine: Ebola: a call to action Editorial Board “The size, speed, and potential reach of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presents a wake-up call to the research and pharmaceutical communities — and to federal governments — of the continuing need to invest resources in the study…

Experts Attempt To Trace, Predict Ebola Cases In West Africa

News outlets report on epidemiological efforts to trace and predict Ebola cases. Reuters: Ebola map shows people in more African regions risk infection from animals “Scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harboring…

Emergency Ebola Research Funding Call Closes To Applications

SciDev.Net: Emergency Ebola research funding edges closer “A funding call for research to inform the management of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed more than 2,000 people, closed to applications [Monday]. The emergency research funding call was announced last month (21 August), giving expert teams from around…

Third Ebola Patient To Be Treated At Emory University Hospital

News outlets report on a fourth Ebola patient who will be brought from West Africa to the U.S. for treatment. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta will receive the patient, after successfully treating two other American Ebola patients. ABC News: Another Ebola Patient Headed to Emory Isolation Unit “Another American Ebola…

WHO Doctor Contracts Ebola In Sierra Leone

Los Angeles Times: WHO doctor contracts Ebola while deployed in Sierra Leone “A World Health Organization doctor working at an Ebola care facility in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, the second international health worker deployed by the agency to become infected while responding to the worst outbreak…

Gambian Lawmakers Pass Bill Imposing Life Imprisonment For Some Homosexual Acts

Associated Press: Gambia lawmakers pass bill to jail gays for life “Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders…” (Corey-Boulet, 9/8).

Ritual Circumcision In Kenyan Spotlight After Botched Surgery

NPR: A Botched Circumcision Calls Attention To Kenyan Ritual “On Aug. 6, Kenya’s The Star newspaper reported: ‘Boy, 13, loses penis in Bukusu circumcision rite gone bad.’ Local officials say the circumciser wasn’t properly trained and botched the surgery. … The transition away from ritual circumcision reflects a changing Africa.…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 49 of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the Fund’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the need to strengthen health systems, and treatment and prevention efforts to reduce HIV infections (9/8).