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Microsoft Co-Founder Allen To Donate $9M To CDC For Ebola Response

Reuters: Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight “Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen’s charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. … Allen said the…

Liberian Hospitals, Burial Teams Overwhelmed By Growing Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths

News outlets report on the conditions of health facilities and workers in Ebola-affected Liberia. IRIN: Liberian Ebola burial teams stressed, traumatized “As the Ebola death toll mounts in Liberia, burial teams are having to contend with physical risk and trauma as they take charge of safely burying the dead, often…

U.N. Will Keep Peacekeeping Forces In Liberia To Support Nation During Ebola Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. will ‘stay the course’ in Liberia, peacekeeping chief says “The United Nations will continue to stand by Liberia and its neighbors currently battling an ‘unprecedented’ Ebola outbreak, the organization’s peacekeeping chief pledged today in Monrovia, spotlighting his mission to assess how the U.N. can further…

Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths Rise In DRC, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the rising Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Associated Press: 35 deaths attributed to Ebola outbreak in Congo “The World Health Organization says that an Ebola outbreak in Congo is thought to have killed 35 people of the more than 60 sickened. ……

Ebola Will Slow Economic Growth In West Africa, IMF Says

News outlets report on the potential impact Ebola will have on West African economies. Agence France-Presse: IMF says Ebola will savage W. African economies “The Ebola epidemic could slice more than three percentage points off economic growth in the worst-hit countries of West Africa, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars…

Ebola Outbreak Spurs Rise In Search For Treatment, Vaccine, Other Tropical Disease R&D

News outlets report on the search for an effective Ebola treatment. The Economist: Fast-tracking treatments “…The scale of the present [Ebola] outbreak, together with the fear and suffering it is causing, has resulted in a burst of scientific activity to find new treatments and vaccines. Some of these medicines look…

3rd U.S. Ebola Patient Receives Transfusion From Recovered Patient, Shows Improvement

News outlets report on the ongoing recovery of an American aid worker who contracted Ebola and received blood donations from former Ebola patient Kent Brantly. ABC News: U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Serum From Recovered Victim to Fight Virus “An American Ebola survivor has donated blood to help an infected U.S.…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding West African Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The world yawns as Ebola takes hold in West Africa Richard Besser, chief health editor at ABC News “…There’s no cure for Ebola, but supportive treatment as simple as supplementary fluids can save lives and…

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett Speaks About Ebola Outbreak

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “NewPublicHealth”: The Ebola Response: Q&A with Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations “NewPublicHealth” interviews Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa (9/9).

Gates Foundation To Contribute $50M To Support West African Ebola Response

News outlets report on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s announcement that it will contribute $50 million to support the emergency response to the West African Ebola outbreak. BBC News: New money added to emergency response to Ebola outbreak “More money has been announced to help the emergency response to…