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U.N., U.S., African Development Bank Assist Nations Hit By Ebola

News outlets report on international efforts to assist West African nations affected by Ebola. Agence France-Presse: U.N. Ebola czar heads to West Africa “The U.N.’s new pointman on Ebola said Tuesday he will travel to West Africa this week to shore up health services in the four countries hit by…

MSF Officials Say International Community Must Do More To Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on statements from Médecins Sans Frontières officials encouraging a more robust international response to the West African Ebola outbreak. The Guardian: World leaders ‘failing to help’ over Ebola outbreak in Africa “The international community has made ‘almost zero’ response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with…

West African Nations Take Measures To Stem Spread Of, Treat Patients With Ebola

News outlets report on West African nations’ efforts to stem the spread of Ebola and treat patients. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone cool on Ebola drugs as it pleads for aid “Sierra Leone on Monday urged caution over the use of experimental drugs to combat Ebola as the United Nations launched…

WHO Says Encouraging Signs Of Ebola Control In Nigeria, Guinea But Warns About Liberia

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. health agency reports encouraging signs in Nigeria, Guinea “While the trends of the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria and Guinea, where the virus made its first appearance in West Africa last December, have shown encouraging signs, the United Nations health agency today expressed concern about…

Ebola Outbreak Will Affect African Economy, Politics For Years, Experts Say

Foreign Policy: Ebola Wreaking Havoc on African Economy “The death toll in the worst Ebola outbreak in history topped more than 1,200 as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization. The good news is that, for now, new cases appear to be limited to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and…

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…

Liberia Locates 17 Ebola Patients Who Fled Clinic

Reuters: Liberia says has located all 17 runaway Ebola patients “Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine center in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister said on Tuesday…” (8/19).

Ebola Health Workers Face Challenging Conditions, Long Hours

Associated Press: Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors “Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren’t the only problem: Health workers struggle to…