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Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 3,000, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll in West Africa has surpassed 3,000. Reuters: West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000 — WHO “The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected,…

IMF Approves $130M For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) approval to fast-track $130 million in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: IMF fast-tracks $130 mn for Ebola fight in West Africa “The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic in…

Increasing Pledges To Fight Ebola Not Translating To Aid Implementation

News outlets report pledges to assist in the West African Ebola outbreak are increasing, but aid is slow to be implemented. Inter Press Service: Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging “Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing…

U.S. Doctor Exposed To Ebola In West Africa Arrives At NIH For Observation

News outlets report on the admission of a U.S. doctor who was exposed to Ebola in West Africa to the NIH in Maryland for observation and enrollment in a clinical study. The Hill: NIH to admit patient exposed to Ebola “The National Institutes of Health will admit a patient who was…

U.N. Council Calls Upon Countries To Respect Human Rights In Ebola Efforts

Agence France-Presse: U.N. watchdog says rights must be respected in Ebola fight “The U.N.’s top watchdog on Friday said that countries must not trample over human rights during the battle against Ebola. … In a unanimous decision, the [U.N. Human Rights Council] said that it was calling upon countries to…

How ‘Big Data’ Missed Early Warning Signs Of Ebola

Foreign Policy: Why Big Data Missed the Early Warning Signs of Ebola “With the Centers for Disease Control now forecasting up to 1.4 million new infections from the current Ebola outbreak, what could ‘big data’ do to help us identify the earliest warnings of future outbreaks and track the movements…