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Senegal Becomes 5th West African Nation To Record Ebola Case

News outlets report on the first case of Ebola detected in Senegal, the fifth country in West Africa to record a case of the disease. Agence France-Presse: Ebola hits fifth W. African state as Senegal confirms first case “The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West…

Nigeria Records Another Ebola Case; Total Reaches 17

Reuters: Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total “Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country’s total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday…” (Eboh/Cocks, 9/1).

Number Of Ebola Deaths Reaches 1,350 In West Africa, WHO Says

News outlets report on new WHO estimates on the number of deaths recorded in the West African Ebola outbreak and ask researchers and aid workers about the potential for underestimating the case numbers. Associated Press: WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350 “The World Health Organization says the…

Number Of Ebola Deaths Passes 1,200 In West Africa, WHO Says

The WHO reports the number of Ebola deaths in West Africa has surpassed 1,200. New York Times: Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Tops 1,200 “As West African nations grapple with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had…

WHO, Travel Groups Recommend Ebola-Hit Nations Screen Outbound Travelers

News outlets report on the WHO’s recommendations made Monday that Ebola-hit countries screen outbound travelers at border crossings. Associated Press: U.N. urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports “Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports, and major ground crossings, the U.N. health…

Better Detection, Treatment Strategies Needed To Beat TB

Huffington Post: Decades-old Tools No Match for Today’s Drug-resistant TB Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention “…To get serious about ending the threat of TB in the U.S. and reducing its human cost worldwide, we need action on three main fronts:…

Rwanda Tests Possible Ebola Case; Nigeria Confirms Additional Case

News outlets continue to report on the Ebola outbreak, noting a possible case in Rwanda and the ongoing outbreak in Nigeria. Agence France-Presse: Rwanda’s health ministry says tests possible Ebola case “Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for…

Liberia, Sierra Leone Declare Emergency Measures To Stem Ebola Outbreak

Three of the four countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa implement precautions and ask for assistance. Financial Times: Liberia declares emergency measures to contain Ebola outbreak “…In a statement, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, announced mandatory quarantine for several villages and counties that have been…