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Liberian Boy Dies Of Ebola; Father, Brother Continue Treatment For Disease

Reuters: Boy dies of Ebola in Liberia, first such fatality in months “A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the disease in September, Chief Medical Officer Francis Kateh said on Tuesday. Nathan Gbotoe tested positive last…

Liberia Records 3 New Ebola Cases, Monitors 153 People After Possible Exposure

Deutsche Welle: New cases of Ebola found in Liberia, health authorities say “Health officials reported on Friday that three new cases of Ebola were found in Liberia. The diagnoses are a setback for the region as it struggles to end the epidemic…” (11/20). New York Times: Ebola Cases in 3…

Liberia Confirms New Ebola Case In 10-Year-Old Boy

Agence France-Presse: New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia: WHO “The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September…” (11/20). Associated Press: Health authorities: 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia “…Chief Medical Officer…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Surveillance, Vaccine Coverage

Devex: How to make a virus disappear Jay Wenger, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s polio eradication efforts within the Global Development Program “…Polio’s shrinking geographic territory and genetic diversity show that eradication — one of the most ambitious public health goals ever pursued — is not only…

Drug-Resistant TB Case In U.S. Child Highlights Difficulties In Diagnosing, Treating Disease

Associated Press: Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children “…Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it’s particularly challenging for young children who are harder even to diagnose, much less treat. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are reporting how they successfully treated one of the few tots…