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Ban To Discuss Ebola Efforts With U.N. Organization Heads

U.N. News Centre: Ban to take up fight against Ebola with heads of all U.N. organizations “On the eve of a meeting of United Nations agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported today Liberia’s labor sector has suffered a huge blow since…

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U.S. House Committee Passes Bill To Authorize $1.8B For USAID Emergency Ebola Aid

CQ News: $1.8 Billion in Emergency Ebola Aid Advanced by House Panel “The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday backed by voice vote a bill to provide additional assistance to West African countries stricken by Ebola. The measure (HR 5710) would authorize $1.8 billion in emergency aid for the U.S.…

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U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Ban Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations, While DHS Grants Temporary Protection For West Africans Already In U.S.

News outlets report on moves in the U.S. aimed at restricting travelers from West African nations and allowing those from Ebola-affected nations already in the country to temporarily stay. The Hill: GOP bill would impose Ebola travel ban “A group of five Republican senators on Thursday introduced legislation that would…

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Mali Marks 7 Ebola Deaths As Questions Raised Over Hospital’s Response To Outbreak

News outlets report on Ebola in Mali, where questions are being raised about the nation’s response to two outbreaks after the death of the doctor who treated the country’s second Ebola index patient brings the number of deaths to seven. Associated Press: Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor’s death (Ahmed,…

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Ebola Spread In Liberia Has Slowed, But Logistical Challenges Remain

News outlets report on the logistical challenges of diagnosing Ebola patients in Liberia, even as the spread of the disease there has slowed. New York Times: Ebola Spread Has Slowed in Liberia, CDC Says “The international response to West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, coupled with more effective action by local communities, has stopped…

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Ebola Epidemic Impacts Adoption Process In W. Africa; More Social Services Needed For Orphans

News outlets report on issues surrounding an increase in the number of orphans due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Associated Press: Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans “The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted West African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. … [E]ven as…

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MERS Source Remains Unknown, Leaving Concerns About Animal-Borne Diseases’ Spread Among Humans

Reuters: Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source “Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which causes an…

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Opinion Piece, Letter To Editor Discuss How Sustained Responses To Ebola, Health Systems Strengthening Needed In West Africa

Huffington Post: Ebola is What Happens When Promises Are Broken Bono, lead singer of U2 and co-founder of ONE “…The Ebola outbreak in West Africa — and the world’s inept initial response to it — shows how fragile we are on all fronts. Because the epidemic isn’t just a failure…

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USAID Assistant Administrator Lindborg’s Testimony Before Senate On Ebola In West Africa, U.S.

USAID: Testimony of Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs The agency presents a transcript of Lindborg’s testimony delivered on Wednesday discussing “the U.S. response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa and other emerging health security threats” (11/19).

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First U.S.-Built Ebola Treatment Unit Finished In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Building Ebola Treatment Units to Foster Hope, Healing in Liberia Carol Han, press officer for USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, discusses the construction of first Ebola treatment unit (ETU) built by the U.S. in Liberia (11/20).

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