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Liberia, Nigeria Declare State of Emergency Over Ebola; Health Systems Overwhelmed

News outlets continue to report on the impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including the declarations of a state of emergency in both Liberia and Nigeria. Agence France-Presse: Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa “The fast-spreading Ebola epidemic sparked states of emergency in overwhelmed west African…

Resolving Differences Around Research Essential To Finding Ebola Vaccine

Huffington Post: We’ll Never Find an Ebola Vaccine Without Taking Some Risks Connor Bamford, postdoctoral researcher, and Andrew Shaw, postdoctoral scientist at the Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow “The current West African Ebola virus outbreak, which has now reached more than 1,000 cases and resulted in…

Gates Foundation, Partners Address Ebola Crisis In West Africa

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Addressing the Ebola Crisis Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer at the Foundation, discusses how the Gates Foundation and its partners are working to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (8/6).

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Discuss U.S. Approach To Ebola, African Aid

Opinion pieces and an editorial discuss the U.S. government’s approach to fighting Ebola and sending aid to Africa. Washington Post: Why Ebola worries the Defense Department Rick Noack, Arthur F. Burns Fellow at the Washington Post “While the public discourse on Ebola has so far been fixated on the public…

Suspected Ebola Case in Saudi Arabia Dies; Health Officials Awaiting Test Results

Reuters: Saudi Arabian man being tested for Ebola virus dies “A Saudi Arabian man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone died early on Wednesday in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said. Saudi authorities and international laboratories certified by the World Health Organization…

Response To Ebola Outbreak Illustrates Challenges To Confronting Global Health Threats

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola outbreaks, response … We’re reading about new and persistent challenges to confronting global health threats Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the Ebola outbreak in Africa and how…

U.N. Convenes Emergency Meeting on Ebola

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. health agency to convene emergency meeting on deadly disease “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced [yesterday] that it will convene a two-day meeting of its emergency committee starting [today] to determine whether the current Ebola viral disease outbreak in West Africa is a…

Second American With Ebola Arrives In U.S.; Americans Receive Experimental Treatment

News outlets report on the U.S. arrival of the second American infected with Ebola and the experimental treatment received by the Americans with Ebola. Associated Press/Seattle Times: 2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in U.S. “An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Around Ebola Vaccine Development

Opinion pieces discuss challenges and issues around developing an Ebola vaccine. The Atlantic: An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer Olga Khazan, staff writer for the Atlantic “… [E]ven if a vaccine [for Ebola] works, it would be a stretch to say we could confidently use it to prevent another…