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Questions Raised Over Plausibility Of Ebola Being Used As Bioweapon

New York Times: Stabbing With Syringe in Nigeria Raises Concerns of Ebola as Weapon “A federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, an incident that is raising concerns about whether the deadly Ebola virus could be harvested from the widespread outbreak…

Experts Attempt To Trace, Predict Ebola Cases In West Africa

News outlets report on epidemiological efforts to trace and predict Ebola cases. Reuters: Ebola map shows people in more African regions risk infection from animals “Scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harboring…

Devex Google+ Hangout Discusses Hepatitis C Virus

Devex: Time for governments to stop ignoring the ‘silent pandemic’ In a Google+ Hangout, Devex Associate Editor Carlos Santamaria speaks with Gaston Picchio, global hepatitis area leader at Janssen, about a recent report by the the Economist Intelligence Unit warning about an expected increase in new hepatitis C cases between…

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 2,000, WHO Says

Reuters: Ebola toll tops 2,000, cases near 4,000: World Health Organization “More than 2,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Friday, out of about 4,000 patients thought to have been infected in the three countries worst hit by the disease…”…

Nigeria Monitoring Hundreds Of Potential Ebola Patients In Second Cluster Of Cases

News outlets report on the developing situation in Nigeria, where Ebola cases continue to be detected. ABC News: Diplomat Who Fled Quarantine at Center of Second Ebola Cluster in Nigeria “…The first cluster [of Ebola] emerged in July, when an infected Liberian-American man named Patrick Sawyer flew into Lagos. Sawyer…

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…

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