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WHO Updates Guidelines For Ebola Protective Equipment For Health Care Workers

Media sources report on the WHO’s announcement that it is updating its guidelines for Ebola protective equipment worn by health care workers. The Hill: WHO toughens standards for Ebola protective gear “Global health officials are raising their standards for protective gear worn by health care workers who treat Ebola amid…

Canada Suspends Visas For Residents, Nationals Of Ebola-Stricken West African Nations

News outlets report Canada is restricting visas for people from West African nations hit worst by the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Canada halts visas for residents of Ebola-hit nations “Canada on Friday announced it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly…

Singapore To Require Visas For Travelers From 3 West African Nations Worst Affected By Ebola

Agence France-Presse: Singapore requires visa for Ebola-hit African states “Citizens of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will need a visa to enter Singapore as part of measures against the spread of Ebola, the city-state’s health ministry said Monday. … Singapore’s health ministry said the visa requirement for citizens of the…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: It’s Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis Chernor Bah, global youth advocate Livemint: India’s vulnerability against Ebola Shyamal Banerjee, columnist New York Times: CDC Ebola Guidelines Aren’t Good Enough for Some States Philip Boffey, New York Times editorial writer The Hill: Is…

World Bank Pledges Additional $100M For Ebola HCWs In West Africa

Media sources report on a new World Bank pledge of an additional $100 million to help speed new health workers to West African nations affected by Ebola. Agence France-Presse: World Bank gives $100 mn for Ebola health workers in W. Africa “The World Bank said Thursday it was immediately providing…

Nations In Americas Agree To Coordinate Ebola Responses

Associated Press: Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola “Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological…

HHS, Homeland Security Heads To Testify On Ebola At Senate Appropriations Hearing

The Hill: HHS, DHS chiefs to testify on Ebola funding “Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are among the witnesses expected to testify on the government’s response to Ebola at an upcoming Senate Appropriations Committee hearing…” (Shabad, 10/30).