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WHO Workshop Aims To Educate African Health Experts On Ebola

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N.-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defenses against deadly disease “A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defenses against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,…

Emory Infectious Diseases Expert Discusses Ebola Treatment In Interview

Scientific American: Ebola Doctor Reveals How Infected Americans Were Cured “…Bruce Ribner, medical director of [Emory University Hospital's] Infectious Disease Unit, sat down with Scientific American to explain how the two Americans were cared for, the lessons that could be applied to help patients across Africa, and why the hysteria…

New York Times Publishes Letters To The Editor In Response To Its Ebola Coverage

New York Times: In Ebola Crisis, Hope and Heroism Multiple authors The New York Times presents several letters to the editor in response to the newspaper’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The authors address issues surrounding the treatment of Ebola patients, including the use of ZMapp and…

Nurses Caring For Ebola Patients Deserve Recognition, Support

Christian Science Monitor: In Ebola crisis, time to honor the nurses Editorial Board “…Only in recent weeks have these nurses [in West Africa] begun to receive recognition and gratitude for defying the fear and stigma of working with Ebola patients. Dozens of nurses, along with doctors and other health workers,…

Blog Post Summarizes News About Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola outbreak: “Unprecedented” and familiar, global health emergency calls for solidarity, innovation, communication Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes several articles written about the West African Ebola outbreak (8/27).

Lack Of Global Response Contributing To Worsening Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on the responses to and predictions for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Wall Street Journal: Ebola Virus Crisis Worsens for Lack of Global Help “…The rapid expansion of the Ebola epidemic sends a shrill wake-up call to the global health community and the governments that often…

NIH To Begin Ebola Vaccine Safety Clinical Trial In Humans

News outlets report on an Ebola vaccine human clinical trial scheduled to begin next week. ABC News: U.S. to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa “U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced [Thursday]. But it could take…

U.K. Advises Only Essential Travel To Ebola-Affected West African Nations

News outlets report on travel warnings made by the U.K. in response to the West African Ebola outbreak. BBC News: Travel ban to Ebola affected countries, U.K. officials say “The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office says all travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia should be avoided — unless essential,…

Ebola Genetic Analysis Shows How Virus Spread From Guinea To Sierra Leone

News outlets report on a study published in Science that describes the genetic mutations taking place in the Ebola virus as it spreads among humans in the West African outbreak. Associated Press: Scientists dig into Ebola’s deadly genes for clues “…Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in…