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Ebola Death Toll Reaches 3,338; Cases Likely Under-Reported, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s updated numbers of Ebola cases and deaths, as well as the agency’s warnings the epidemic is not yet under control. Reuters: Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says “The death toll from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record reached 3,338 people…

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Experts Reviewing Why U.S. Ebola Patient Allowed To Leave Hospital After Revealing Travel From Liberia

News outlets report on experts’ scrutiny over why the U.S. Ebola patient was allowed to leave a Dallas hospital last week after he disclosed his travel from Liberia. ABC News: Ebola Patient Was Released From Texas Hospital Despite Telling Nurse He Had Been in West Africa “Even though a sick…

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Local Reaction To Dallas Ebola Case Ranges From Fear To Caution As City Braces For Possible Second Case

News outlets report on local reactions in Dallas, Texas, after a Liberian who traveled to the state became the first-ever case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. The Hill: U.S. Ebola fears grow “Fears are rising about the spread of Ebola in Texas after health officials revealed an infected patient…

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First-Ever U.S. Ebola Case Could Spur More Help For Affected West African Nations

Washington Post: Ebola panic in America might help save lives in Africa “…In an ideal world, America’s Ebola panic will come with a silver lining: a recognition that Ebola is a truly global problem, and protecting the health of Americans will probably start by saving the lives of thousands of…

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U.S. Will Not Impose Ebola Travel Restrictions; Some Countries Ban Certain Travelers Despite Experts’ Warnings Against Restrictions

News outlets report on actions by some nations to institute travel restrictions in an attempt to keep Ebola from spreading. The U.S. says it will not enact restrictions, despite having diagnosed the first Ebola case in the U.S. on Tuesday in a man who traveled from Liberia to Texas. The…

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First Ebola Case In U.S. Worries Airlines

News outlets report on how the U.S.’s first confirmed case of Ebola is affecting airlines. Foreign Policy: The First Ebola Case in the U.S. Is Also Scaring Investors “The Ebola outbreak has been hammering the economies of West Africa for weeks. The first confirmed Ebola case inside the United States…

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U.S. Ebola Patient Traveled From Liberia To Brussels, Then To Dallas Via D.C.

News outlets report on details of the U.S. Ebola patient’s travel path from Liberia to Dallas and the low risk he posed to other travelers. Associated Press: Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to U.S. “…Details of the man’s 28-hour trip from western Africa emerged Wednesday. He flew on…

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U.S., Drug Companies To Increase Production Of Experimental Ebola Drugs; Canada Ships Experimental Vaccine To Geneva, U.S.

News outlets report on various aspects of developing, testing, and distributing experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola. CNBC: Ebola vaccine: Why it’s taking so long to make one “…Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who is undergoing treatment for Ebola and listed in serious condition in Dallas, won’t be getting…

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Inequality Hindering Responses To Ebola In West Africa

Media sources report on how inequality is hindering West Africa’s response to Ebola and making it easier for the virus to spread. Agence France-Presse: Africa’s uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola “Threatened by the possible spread of an Ebola epidemic which respects no borders, Africa is divided between…

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Australia Offers $16M For Ebola; MSF Asks Australia For Medics

News outlets report on Australia’s increased commitment of $16 million to assist with Ebola response efforts and Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) criticism of Australia’s decision to donate funds but not personnel to the fight. Agence France-Presse: MSF rejects Australian cash, asking for medics instead “Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders…

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