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WHO Revises Ebola Death Toll Downward Due To Change In Data Source

Reuters: WHO revises Ebola death toll lower, virus slowing in Liberia “The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it continued to see a slowdown in weekly Ebola cases in Liberia, although incidence of the disease was still rising in Sierra Leone and stable in Guinea. … It said the revision…

Researchers Developing Faster, Easier Ebola Diagnostic Tests

New York Times: Researchers Seek Crucial Tool: A Fast, Finger-Prick Ebola Test “Searching for a new way to attack Ebola, companies and academic researchers are now racing to develop faster and easier tests for determining whether someone has the disease. Such tests might require only a few drops of blood…

New Faster Diagnostic Test For River Blindness Less Expensive, Painful

Devex: New tool makes diagnosing river blindness faster, cheaper, and less painful “…With funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH worked with the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and South Korea-based manufacturing firm Standard Diagnostics to roll out the new diagnostic tool, which they hope will play…

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…

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…