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Sierra Leone Says Ebola Lockdown Successful, Quarantines Three Additional Districts

News outlets report on Sierra Leone’s efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone says 300 sick or dead found during Ebola lockdown “Sierra Leone said on Wednesday around 100 bodies and 200 patients had been collected from homes during its three-day lockdown to stem the deadly Ebola…

Nigeria Clears Patients Exposed To Ebola, Must Wait To Declare Outbreak Over

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria in first step towards all-clear on Ebola “Nigeria has cleared all patients being monitored for the Ebola virus, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday, but doctors said they would have to wait to declare the outbreak over. … Nigeria has not reported any new cases since…

Media Sources Continue To Report On CDC, WHO Estimates Of Ebola’s Spread

News outlets continue to report on CDC and WHO predictions of the growth of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Atlantic: Chasing Ebola (Elliot, 9/23). CQ HealthBeat: CDC Says Swift Global Response May Stem Ebola Outbreak (Reichard, 9/23). The Hill: CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by January (Viebeck, 9/23).…

West African Nations, NGOs Prepare For New Ebola Cases

News outlets examine efforts to contain Ebola by West African nations, the U.N., and other aid groups, as Liberia and Sierra Leone brace for new cases. Agence France-Presse: Liberia warns Ebola may force region back into conflict “Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighboring…

More Must Be Done To Contain Current Ebola Outbreak, Prepare For Future Epidemics

New England Journal of Medicine: The Ebola Emergency — Immediate Action, Ongoing Strategy Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, and Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…[T]he current Ebola epidemic, which is in grave danger of spiraling out of control, must remain the…

White House CIO Steps Down To Coordinate Ebola Efforts At USAID

News outlets report on Steven VanRoekel’s move from the White House to USAID to help lead the U.S. Ebola response. The Hill: USAID seeks to bring high-tech fight to Ebola “The White House’s chief information officer is being dispatched to improve the government’s use of technology and data to respond…

Sierra Leone Ends 3-Day Ebola Lockdown; Authorities Identify More Than 150 Cases

News outlets report on a three-day nationwide lockdown that ended on Sunday night, with authorities identifying more than 150 Ebola cases. BBC News: Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone lockdown declared ‘success’ “A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities. The…

Sierra Leone Begins 3-Day Nationwide Lockdown Amid Hopes, Fears

News outlets report on the start of a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, as the nation attempts to educate residents about and contain the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown “Sierra Leone on Friday launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the…

Small Ebola Clinic Opens In Rural Liberian County With 183 Documented Cases

Washington Post: The tiny Ebola clinic that offers a ray of hope for rural Liberia “…The Bong Ebola Treatment Unit is a modest collection of blue tents, connected by gravel paths, near the site of a former leper colony. But when the camp opened Monday, it provided the first 10…

Senegal’s Ebola Situation ‘Stable,’ WHO Reports

WHO: Ebola situation in Senegal remains stable “The situation in Senegal, which confirmed its first case of Ebola virus disease on 29 August, remains stable. To date, 67 close contacts of the initial case have been identified and monitored twice daily…” (9/12).

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