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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and responses to mitigate the virus’s spread. Nature: Call to action Editorial Board “Science has so far taken a back seat as the Ebola outbreak has continued to spread. Research has deferred to the need to gear…

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Ebola Cases In Liberia Possibly Declining But Defenses Must Remain High, WHO Says

News outlets discuss how the number of Ebola cases is possibly declining in Liberia, but the trend does not necessarily signal a slowing of the epidemic, according to a WHO official. Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases slow in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate: WHO “The rate of new Ebola infections…

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News Outlets Report On Obama Administration’s Management Of Ebola Response Ahead Of Midterm Elections

News outlets report on the Obama administration’s efforts to manage the response to Ebola in the U.S. and West Africa ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Foreign Policy: Obama Tries Tamping Ebola Unrest Week Ahead of Election Day “With the U.S. response to Ebola at home and abroad under attack on the…

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Defense Secretary Hagel Approves 21-Day Isolation Period For All U.S. Troops Returning From Ebola-Hit West Africa

News outlets report on U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s approval of a 21-day isolation period for all military personnel returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa. CQ News: Hagel Orders Quarantine for Troops Returning from Ebola Mission “Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered that all U.S. military personnel returning…

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Debate Continues Over Quarantining U.S. Ebola Workers When They Return Home

News outlets report on the ongoing debate over quarantining U.S. health workers, troops, and others who have worked in West African nations affected by Ebola when they return home. NBC News: Dozens Of Volunteers Have Come Back Safe From Ebola Hot Zone “Close to 50 volunteers have come back safe…

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Ebola Could Overwhelm U.S. Health System, AP Review Says

Associated Press: AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters U.S., we are not ready “The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of…

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U.S. Health Officials Attend Ebola Meeting In Cuba

News outlets report on a meeting held in Cuba on Wednesday, where U.S. and Cuban health officials discussed Latin America’s response to Ebola. Associated Press: U.S. sends health official to Cuban Ebola meeting “U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America’s response to…

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Global Response To Ebola Working But More Resources Needed, U.S. Envoy Says

Reuters: Global fight against Ebola grows but far from won, U.S. envoy says “U.S. envoy Samantha Power said she will return from West Africa to the United States and the United Nations on Thursday with a message of ‘hope and possibility’ that the global response to the Ebola outbreak is…

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Former NATO Heads Urge Alliance To Join Ebola Fight

Associated Press: Former NATO chiefs urge alliance to fight Ebola “Two former heads of NATO on Wednesday urged the Western defense alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa. George Robertson of Britain and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer of the Netherlands, who both served as NATO secretary general,…

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China Preparing For Potential Imported Ebola Cases; Piot Says Country At Risk

News outlets report on how China is addressing the threat of potential imported Ebola cases. Associated Press: Ebola expert says China at risk, seeks Japan aid “A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers…

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