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Scientists Attempting To Identify Animal Reservoir Of Current Ebola Outbreak

Washington Post: The animal source of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eludes scientists “Along with struggling to stem the spread of Ebola in West Africa, scientists are racing to figure out where the disease came from. … If researchers can figure out which animal carries the virus and how…

New York Times Examines South Africa’s AIDS Response

The New York Times discusses South Africa’s AIDS response, including progress and challenges. New York Times: AIDS Progress in South Africa Is in Peril “…[South Africa] has won high praise from world AIDS experts for its [AIDS] response … Though few Americans or even South Africans realize it, the nation…

Editorials Address Issues Surrounding African Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Financial Times: The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread Editorial Board “…If there is one international organization that is facing up to the task at hand, it is the Nobel Prize-winning agency Médecins Sans Frontières [(MSF)]. … MSF says…

Blog Posts Examine Controversy Over Newsweek’s Ebola Cover Story

The following blog posts examine the controversy over Newsweek’s cover story on Ebola. Humanosphere: Newsweek’s racist and misinformed Ebola cover story Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the controversy over Newsweek’s cover, which features a chimp as the sole cover image and is getting backlash from academics, activists, and diplomats who…

Delayed Ebola Outbreak Response Has Short, Long-Term Impacts

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: The Global Response to the Ebola Fever Epidemic: What Took So Long? Mark Siedner of Harvard Medical School and John Kraemer of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University discuss the impact of the delayed global response to the Ebola epidemic.…

U.S., U.N. Efforts To Contain Ebola Outbreak Continue

News outlets report on efforts undertaken by the U.S. and U.N. to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa. ABC News: Ebola Outbreak Enters Sixth Month With No End in Sight “Though two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola, the outbreak continues to spread in West Africa with no…

Nations Worldwide Take Actions To Prevent, Prepare For Ebola

News outlets report on actions undertaken in countries worldwide to prevent or prepare for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Benin postpones Africa health meet over Ebola “A meeting of African health ministers scheduled for early September in Benin has been postponed because of the Ebola epidemic, an official said Sunday…” (8/24). Bloomberg…

African Nations Implement Border Closings, Travel Restrictions To Prevent Ebola Spread

News outlets report on African nations’ efforts to prevent Ebola from crossing their borders. CNN: Borders closing over Ebola fears “The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any…