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Ebola Raises Questions On Incentives For Drug, Vaccine Research

TIME: Ebola Should Change How We Fund Drugs for Emerging Disease “Emerging and infectious diseases are having a moment for all the worst reasons, with credit due to the Ebola outbreak. But scientists studying other emerging diseases beyond Ebola are hopeful that the attention on the disease — and what…

Financial Times Examines Ebola’s Potential Economic Impact In West Africa

Financial Times: Ebola is one of several risks facing West Africa “…The predictions of economic losses [from Ebola] vary from apocalyptic billions of dollars in the worse-case scenario to only a few millions of dollars if the outbreak if stopped soon. … Regardless of the final toll, what is already…

Ebola Outbreak Could Contribute To Increase In Maternal, Child Mortality

IRIN: Ebola effect reverses gains in maternal, child mortality “Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from hospitals and makes already-scarce health workers reluctant to deliver babies…” (10/8).

UNICEF, WHO Bolstering Efforts To Prevent Marburg Fever’s Spread In Uganda

Xinhua/GlobalPost: U.N. agencies beef up efforts to battle deadly Marburg fever “To avoid the rapid spread of deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Uganda, U.N. agencies are beefing up the country’s efforts to fight the virulent disease that has so far left one person dead and over 109 others under close…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Different Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Nature: Out of Africa Editorial Board “…The world is fiddling as West Africa burns, and unless it acts much faster, the [Ebola] outbreak risks spreading to surrounding regions. Sparks from it could lead to exports to more…

‘Science Speaks’ Post Discusses CDC Report On Ebola Preparedness In Liberia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As Ebola gained ground, CDC report on health care resources in Liberia’s remote counties highlights vulnerabilities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recently released CDC report assessing Ebola…

USAID Blog Post Profiles Liberian Lab Testing For Ebola

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: The Fight on Ebola Continues in the Lab Carol Han, press officer for the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team at USAID, discusses the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR), which was established in the 1970s to conduct research on viral infections in Africa and is now one of…