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Obama To Meet With New U.S. Ebola Coordinator

News outlets report on the schedule for the newly appointed U.S. Ebola response coordinator, Ron Klain, as he assumes his new position. The Hill: Obama to huddle with Ebola czar “White House Ebola czar Ron Klain will spend Wednesday meeting with President Obama and senior administration officials responsible for coordinating…

Congressional Appropriators Examine Funding For CDC, NIH Ebola Efforts

CQ News: CDC, NIH Could Seek Additional Funds if Ebola Crisis Deepens “Appropriators are weighing whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have enough funding to respond to the Ebola outbreak and still handle their regular duties, as the administration prepares a supplemental…

U.N. Welcomes Additional Donations To Ebola Fund

News outlets report a U.N. Ebola fund has received more donations in recent days. Associated Press: U.N. has praise as money starts to flow in for Ebola “The United Nations secretary-general is welcoming the cash and promises from countries in response to last week’s news that a U.N. trust fund…

U.N.’s Ban Cancels Planned Surprise Trip To West Africa

Foreign Policy: Exclusive: Ban Cancels Visit to Ebola-Ravaged West Africa “…On Oct. 31, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon planned to make a surprise trip to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to underscore the need to end the region’s increasing isolation and counter what he has argued is an overblown fear of…

Sierra Leone Reports Uptick In Ebola Cases, Opens First Ebola Orphanage

News outlets report on the spreading Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and the disease’s impact on the country’s orphaned children. Associated Press: Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone “After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the…

Large Ebola Vaccine Trial Could Begin In January In West Africa, WHO Says

News outlets report on efforts to develop Ebola vaccines and therapies. Associated Press: WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January (Heilprin, 10/21). The Hill: Ebola vaccine to begin trials in West Africa in January (Ferris, 10/21). New York Times: Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, WHO Says…

Cuba’s Response To Ebola Outbreak Receives Attention, Praise

News outlets report on Cuba’s contributions to Ebola efforts in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Cuban response to Ebola outbreak helps thaw relations with U.S. “Cuba’s contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations…

Two High-Profile Ebola Patients Cleared Of Disease In Spain, U.S.

News outlets report that a Spanish nurse and an American cameraman have recovered from Ebola virus disease. CNN: Freelance cameraman free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital “Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the…