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Ebola Cases In Liberia Possibly Declining But Defenses Must Remain High, WHO Says

News outlets discuss how the number of Ebola cases is possibly declining in Liberia, but the trend does not necessarily signal a slowing of the epidemic, according to a WHO official. Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases slow in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate: WHO “The rate of new Ebola infections…

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Doctor Who Worked In Guinea Diagnosed With Ebola In New York City

News outlets report on the case of Craig Spencer, a physician who treated Ebola patients in Guinea with Médecins Sans Frontières and was diagnosed with the disease at Bellevue Hospital in New York City on Thursday after returning from Africa one week earlier. The Hill: New York doctor tests positive…

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CDC Announces 21-Day Monitoring Program For All Inbound Airline Passengers Traveling From Ebola-Hit West African Nations

News outlets report on a CDC announcement that the agency will implement a 21-day Ebola monitoring program for all airline passengers arriving in the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. The announcement came one day after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced tightened screening measures for the same…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Infographic Comparing Ebola To Other Infectious Diseases

Kaiser Family Foundation: Ebola Characteristics and Comparisons to Other Infectious Diseases The Kaiser Family Foundation published an infographic that compares Ebola to 12 other infectious diseases that continue to represent public health challenges today and offers five key takeaways about the disease (10/21).

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CDC Director Defends U.S. Response To Domestic Ebola Cases; Some Lawmakers Call For Travel Bans At House Hearing

News outlets report on a U.S. House hearing examining the federal response to Ebola cases in the U.S., including calls from some lawmakers to enact travel bans for people from West Africa. The Hill: CDC under fire for Ebola missteps “Lawmakers in both parties are questioning the competence of the…

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Health Officials Record Ebola Cases In Sierra Leone’s Last Healthy District

News outlets report health officials have detected Ebola cases in the last untouched district in Sierra Leone. Associated Press: Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone “The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday,…

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U.S. Efforts To Contain Domestic Ebola Cases Show Challenges Of Containing Virus

News outlets examine the U.S. response to two nurses diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas after they cared for a Liberian man who died of the disease there last week. The Atlantic: A Second Nurse and Second Guesses on Ebola “Senior U.S. officials are growing more worried about an Ebola outbreak…

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World Losing Ground Against Ebola, U.N. Official Warns, As WHO Announces 10K Cases Per Week Possible By December

News outlets report on warnings by Anthony Banbury, head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, who said the world is losing ground in its efforts to contain Ebola, as the WHO announced 10,000 cases a week are possible in two months. Agence France-Presse: World losing ground against Ebola…

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Second Dallas HCW Diagnosed With Ebola

News outlets report on the diagnosis of Ebola in a second Dallas health care worker who was part of the team treating a Liberian man who died of the disease. Nina Pham, a critical care nurse who also worked on the Dallas team, was diagnosed with Ebola over the weekend.…

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U.N. Nuclear Agency To Help West Africans Diagnose Ebola With Nuclear Technologies

Reuters: U.N. nuclear agency to help West Africa fight Ebola “The United Nations atomic agency plans to help West African countries fight the Ebola epidemic with nuclear-related technology that can quickly diagnose a disease which has killed more than 4,400 people…” (Dahl, 10/14).

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