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Mali Says No More Ebola Cases Detected After Reporting 6 Deaths, 2 Recoveries

Reuters: Mali says has no remaining Ebola cases as last patient recovers “Mali has no remaining cases of the Ebola virus as the last patient in the country has recovered and left hospital, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. Six people have died of Ebola in Mali, while two…

Saudi King Pledges $35M For Ebola Control Efforts, Treatment Centers

Associated Press: Saudi pledges $35 million for fight against Ebola “The Islamic Development Bank says the Saudi king has pledged $35 million to help fight Ebola in hard-hit West African countries. … The bank says the grant will be used to provide … thermal sensors and medical examination equipment designed…

Guardian Health Editor Reports On Ebola From West Africa

The Guardian: Ebola diary: Malaria medicine delivered under darkness “The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, is traveling in West Africa, looking at the impact of the Ebola epidemic and the reasons why it has taken off in the region with such devastating effect…” The newspaper provides links to Boseley’s past…

Congress Should Quickly Approve Funding For U.S., African Ebola Efforts

The Hill: Ebola epidemic should be considered from a national security perspective Ron Dellums, former U.S. representative from California “…Understanding the high cost of combating the Ebola virus in Africa and here at home, congressional appropriators included vital funding for those efforts. I urge the U.S. Congress to swiftly pass…

WHO, Global Community Slow To Respond To Ebola Outbreak, Agency Head Says

Agence France-Presse: ‘We were slow': WHO admits mistakes in Ebola response “The head of the World Health Organization conceded on Wednesday that the U.N. body was slow to respond to the outbreak of Ebola that has now killed more than 6,300 people in West Africa. ‘It is fair to say…

TIME Magazine Names Ebola Workers As ‘Person Of The Year’

TIME: The Ebola Fighters “…Ebola is a war, and a warning. The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease, and ‘us’ means everyone, not just those in faraway places where this is one threat among many that claim lives every day.…