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South Korea To Send Doctors To West Africa, Pledges $5.6M For Ebola Efforts

Associated Press: South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region “South Korea will send doctors, nurses, and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help…

Decade-Old SARS Outbreak Offers Some Lessons For Ebola Efforts

Los Angeles Times: More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola “…Before the current outbreak of Ebola virus, there was SARS. More than a decade ago, it blew up across East Asia and spread to Canada and the United States. … The 21st century’s first brush with a…

Jamaica Declares ‘National Emergency’ Over Chikungunya Outbreak

Telesur: Jamaica Declares State of Emergency over Chikungunya Virus “Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced that the island nation is in a ‘national emergency’ this week over the outbreak of chikungunya…” (10/19).

Humanosphere Founder Discusses Ebola With Laurie Garrett

Humanosphere: Talking all things Ebola with Laurie Garrett Gabe Spitzer of KPLU Public Radio highlights a Humanosphere podcast featuring Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, and Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. The podcast covers discussions on the Gates Foundation’s Grand…

Number Of Ebola Deaths Surpasses 4,500, Cases Rise Above 9,200, WHO Says

News outlets report on the latest number of Ebola cases and deaths reported by the WHO. Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216 cases: WHO “More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in West Africa at the beginning of the…

WHO Declares Senegal, Nigeria Ebola-Free

News outlets report on the WHO announcements that both Senegal and Nigeria have been declared Ebola-free. The Atlantic: Senegal Is Declared Free of Ebola “On Friday, as the White House made the essentially symbolic gesture of appointing a ‘czar’ to contain the American outbreak, some 4,000 miles to the east,…

Obama Appoints New Ebola ‘Czar'; Choice Receives Praise, Criticism

News sources discuss U.S. President Barack Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain as the U.S. Ebola coordinator. New York Times: Obama Names Democratic Operative to Coordinate Ebola Response “President Obama named a trusted political adviser on Friday to take over the government’s response to the deadly Ebola virus, as health officials…

Obama Not Satisfied With U.S. Response To Ebola, Official Says

New York Times: Amid Assurances on Ebola, Obama Is Said to Seethe “Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response. … ‘It’s not tight,’ a visibly…