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Government, Public Health Officials Work To Gain Public Trust Amid West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets explore the issues of leadership and public trust as governments attempt to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Devex: Amid the fog of Ebola, can civil society leaders help keep the peace? “…The international community is bent on stopping the spread of the [Ebola] virus and bringing…

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Ebola Threatens Food Security In Sierra Leone, Liberia

News outlets report on the U.N.’s concerns about food security in Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of food crisis in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone “The United Nations warned Tuesday of a looming food crisis in eastern Sierra Leone, under lockdown since the Ebola-hit…

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News Outlets Report On Ebola Outbreak Developments, Including Treatment Of Infected HCWs

News outlets report on developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa, including the treatment of infected health care workers. ABC News: Ebola-Stricken Countries Scramble to Build Treatment Centers “Aid groups in West Africa are scrambling to build treatment centers for the growing number of Ebola patients in the region. The…

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WHO Shuts Lab In Sierra Leone After Employee Contracts Ebola; Worker Flown To Germany For Treatment

News outlets report on the WHO’s actions to improve safety for its employees and contractors working in African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, as the first WHO employee infected with Ebola arrives in Germany for treatment. New York Times: WHO Moves Team in Sierra Leone After a Medical Worker…

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Saudi Arabia’s Strategy To Prevent MERS Contributing To Reduction In Cases

IRIN: Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak “Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing. … Yet in recent weeks that threat has seemingly fallen away — with only two new cases…

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Conspiracy Theories Complicate Ebola Outbreak But Might Help Those Affected ‘Regain Psychological Equilibrium’

New York Times: Fighting Ebola, and the Conspiracy Theories Brendan Nyhan, assistant professor of government at Dartmouth College “…The latest example of the dangers of health misinformation comes from Western Africa, where the response to an Ebola outbreak in four countries has been hampered by conspiracy theories about its causes…

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International Health Experts Discuss African Ebola Outbreak Responses

News outlets discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa with international health experts. Agence France-Presse: U.N. envoy says ‘war’ on Ebola could take six more months “The U.N.’s Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a ‘war’ which could take six more months, as its global health…

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Liberian Doctor Treated With Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Dies

News outlets report on a Liberian doctor who has died of Ebola despite being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. Agence France-Presse: Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies “A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, a minister in the West African nation said…

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Flight Restrictions Into, Out Of Ebola-Affected Nations Hampering Outbreak Response, U.N. Warns

U.N. News Centre: Flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola, U.N. cautions “The United Nations [Monday] cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and…

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WHO Sending Supplies, Staff To DRC, Where 2 People Have Died Of Ebola

Reuters: WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo “The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area…” (8/25).

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