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WHO, West African Nations Announce $100M Plan To Combat Ebola

News outlets report on the announcement of a $100 million plan to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: African leaders to launch $100m Ebola battle plan “The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea…

Media Outlets Cover Various Aspects Of West African Ebola Outbreak

Listed below are recent news stories regarding various aspects of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Americans With Ebola To Be Evacuated To U.S. ABC News: Two Americans With Ebola to Be Flown Back to U.S. ABC News: Ebola-Stricken Doc Gives ‘Experimental Serum’ to Coworker Politico: Ebola patient expected…

CSIS ‘Critical Questions’ Piece Discusses Ebola Outbreak

Center for Strategic & International Studies: West Africa’s Galloping Ebola Crisis In a “Critical Questions” piece, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, answers several questions regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (7/31).

Two Americans Infected With Ebola To Be Treated In U.S.

News outlets cover the U.S. arrival of the first of two Americans infected with Ebola. Financial Times: American aid worker stricken with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatment The Hill: Americans with Ebola coming home The Hill: First Ebola patient returns to U.S. for treatment The Hill: U.S. Ebola patient said to be improving…

Saudi Arabia Reports Only 10 New Cases Of MERS During Ramadan

Reuters: Ramadan pilgrimage season in Saudi Arabia mostly free from MERS “Saudi Arabia reported 10 confirmed new cases of a deadly respiratory disease during Islam’s fasting month of Ramadan, and subsequent Eid al-Fitr holiday, after fears that an influx of pilgrims over the period might spread the infection more widely…”…

Ebola Distracts From Efforts To Control Cholera Outbreak In Cameroon

Reuters: Ebola distracts from worsening Cameroon cholera outbreak “A cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon has killed at least 65 people and probably infected about 1,300 people in two months, as international attention has been diverted to fighting Ebola in West Africa, health experts said on Saturday…” (Hussain/Mussa, 8/2).

News Outlets Address Potential For Ebola Discussion At U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit

News outlets discuss how the current outbreak of Ebola may factor into the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit opening today in Washington, D.C. Foreign Policy: Ebola Outbreak Unlikely To Feature Heavily At White House Africa Summit “Amid a host of global crises, next week’s Africa Summit, a White House effort to encourage business…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Reactions To Ebola Outbreak

An editorial and opinion pieces discuss reactions to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Guardian: The Guardian view on Ebola and the need for new drugs “…There is rightly an international effort to help the victims of Ebola in medical centers near the affected zones. That means… investing in research…

News Outlets Continue To Cover Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

News outlets continue to cover the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, discussing the current state of the outbreak as well as various aspects of the response. Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: Ebola ‘moving faster than efforts to control it’ Associated Press/New York Times: Death Toll From Ebola in W. Africa Hits 887: WHO…

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