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WHO Experts Advise Against Travel, Trade Bans On Ebola-Affected Countries

Reuters: WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola-hit Africa “Independent health advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO) have assessed that there should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.N. agency said on Monday…”…

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Ebola Threat

The Hill: Senate passes resolution on Ebola threat “The Senate passed a resolution Thursday recognizing the threat of an Ebola outbreak. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced S.Res. 541, which aims to help address the global risk that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses if not properly contained. The resolution…

President Obama To Discuss Ebola During U.N. Meeting This Week

VOA News: Obama Goes to U.N. With Islamic State, Ebola on Agenda “President Barack Obama will head to the United Nations General Assembly this coming week with two missions: to rally international support for a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and to back his plan to…

CDC Prepares To Announce ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Ebola Projections

The Hill: Report: CDC considers 550K Ebola cases a worst-case scenario “The U.S. government is preparing to announce new Ebola projections that include a worst-case scenario of 550,000 cases by January, according to a report. The estimates are currently in development at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

U.S. Sen. Murray Wants New Budget Deal To Bolster U.S. Public Health R&D

CQ HealthBeat: Ebola Outbreak Shows Need for New Budget Deal, Murray Says “For Sen. Patty Murray [D-Wash.], the Ebola crisis has served as a stark reminder that Congress will soon need another major budget deal of the type that she negotiated last year to protect medical research and public health…

White House CIO Steps Down To Coordinate Ebola Efforts At USAID

News outlets report on Steven VanRoekel’s move from the White House to USAID to help lead the U.S. Ebola response. The Hill: USAID seeks to bring high-tech fight to Ebola “The White House’s chief information officer is being dispatched to improve the government’s use of technology and data to respond…

World Bank’s Jim Kim Says Ebola ‘Surprised Everyone’

Agence France-Presse: World Bank chief says Ebola took the world by surprise “The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community’s readiness to respond to other pandemics. ‘This has surprised everyone. None of us thought that…

Bill Clinton Calls For Increased Global Efforts In Ebola Fight

News outlets report on Bill Clinton’s call on Saturday for increased global efforts to fight Ebola. The Hill: Bill Clinton calls for aggressive response to Ebola outbreak “Bill Clinton called Saturday for the nations of the world to get more aggressive in the fight against the Ebola virus. The former…

Western Militaries Respond To West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on Western nations’ military responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: More U.S. troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source “A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday as part of an eventual mission of 3,000 soldiers helping its beleaguered health…

Sierra Leone Ends 3-Day Ebola Lockdown; Authorities Identify More Than 150 Cases

News outlets report on a three-day nationwide lockdown that ended on Sunday night, with authorities identifying more than 150 Ebola cases. BBC News: Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone lockdown declared ‘success’ “A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities. The…