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European Countries Continue To Assess Resources For, Response To Ebola

Reuters: Europe reviewing resources for fight against Ebola — Italy minister “European countries are assessing what resources they have to help fight Ebola and are planning a coordinated response to the worst outbreak of the virus in history, Italy’s Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said on the sidelines of a meeting…

Experts Learn From Current Ebola Outbreak, Look To Past For Lessons

As the Ebola outbreak progresses, news outlets examine lessons learned over the past six months and from past epidemics. Associated Press: Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak “Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases…

Bloomberg News Examines WHO’s Response To Ebola Outbreak

Bloomberg News: Ebola Is Katrina Moment for WHO’s Chan Hobbled by Budget “When Margaret Chan was elected to lead the World Health Organization, she said the agency’s priority was to improve the health of people in Africa. Eight years later, the 67-year-old Chan is under attack for letting an Ebola…

Ebola Treatment Trials To Be Fast-Tracked; Regulators Allow Use Of Canadian Drug

News outlets report on progress to develop an Ebola vaccine and allow the use of experimental drugs to treat the disease. Deutsche Welle: Ebola vaccine: fast-tracked for all? “Researchers are running human trials on a candidate Ebola vaccine, which, if successful, they hope to roll out by the end of…

More Must Be Done To Contain Current Ebola Outbreak, Prepare For Future Epidemics

New England Journal of Medicine: The Ebola Emergency — Immediate Action, Ongoing Strategy Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, and Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…[T]he current Ebola epidemic, which is in grave danger of spiraling out of control, must remain the…

U.N. Reaffirms Commitment To Ebola Response, Sends Advance Team To Liberia

The U.N. News Centre reports on U.N. actions in response to the Ebola outbreak. U.N. News Centre: U.N. General Assembly underlines ‘strong commitment’ to bolster response to Ebola outbreak “As an Ebola outbreak of ‘unprecedented nature and scope’ continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the United Nations…

WHO Experts Advise Against Travel, Trade Bans On Ebola-Affected Countries

Reuters: WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola-hit Africa “Independent health advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO) have assessed that there should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.N. agency said on Monday…”…

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Ebola Threat

The Hill: Senate passes resolution on Ebola threat “The Senate passed a resolution Thursday recognizing the threat of an Ebola outbreak. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced S.Res. 541, which aims to help address the global risk that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses if not properly contained. The resolution…

President Obama To Discuss Ebola During U.N. Meeting This Week

VOA News: Obama Goes to U.N. With Islamic State, Ebola on Agenda “President Barack Obama will head to the United Nations General Assembly this coming week with two missions: to rally international support for a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and to back his plan to…

CDC Prepares To Announce ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Ebola Projections

The Hill: Report: CDC considers 550K Ebola cases a worst-case scenario “The U.S. government is preparing to announce new Ebola projections that include a worst-case scenario of 550,000 cases by January, according to a report. The estimates are currently in development at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…