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News Outlets Discuss Ebola In Sierra Leone; Quarantine Of 31 Health Workers, Economic Recovery

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers “Authorities in Sierra Leone quarantined three doctors and 28 nurses in the capital Freetown when a mother tested positive for Ebola after giving birth, the health ministry said on Thursday…” (Johnson, 6/25). The Guardian: Sierra Leone: ‘needs a Marshall Plan, not…

NTDs, Other Public Health Threats Require Attention In Ebola-Hit West Africa

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a U.S. science envoy “While global attention in West Africa is focused…

Cholera Outbreak Poses Risk To Children In Conflict-Torn South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan children at risk from cholera outbreak, warns UNICEF “A cholera outbreak is threatening South Sudan’s children in the latest blow to a country already teetering on the brink of all-out crisis amid incessant fighting and mass displacement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported…”…

More Than 3,000 Suspected Dengue Cases In War-Torn Yemen, WHO Reports

U.N. News Centre: At least 3,000 suspected dengue fever cases reported in Yemen — U.N. health agency “Thousands of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection dengue fever have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where a major health crisis is unfolding, the United Nations World Health Organization announced [Tuesday]…” (6/23).

World Must Prepare Better For Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Expert Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: MERS: An outbreak reveals vulnerabilities, gaps, another chance to build appropriate responses Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses comments made by Dan Lucey, senior scholar at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, on the Ebola…