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Ebola Death Toll Tops 1,000

News outlets report on the growing death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press/Washington Post: Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1,000 “The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000…” (8/11). Reuters: West African Ebola outbreak…

Blogs Address Ebola Control Efforts

Blogs discuss responses to the Ebola outbreak. CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite CDC Director Tom Frieden discusses the efforts of the CDC and WHO to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent future outbreaks from…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ebola Outbreak Response

The following editorial and opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa. Washington Post: The global complacency on Ebola must end Editorial Board “The Ebola epidemic now sweeping West Africa is a public health catastrophe, yet the world’s response has been to treat it like a…

Information Dissemination Critical In Ebola Response

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: In West Africa’s Ebola Crisis, a Mobile Phone-Based Hero for Health Workers Amanda Puckett, a program manager with IntraHealth International, discusses the importance of information dissemination among health workers in Liberia’s Ebola outbreak response, and she highlights “mHERO (Health Worker Electronic Response and Outreach), a free mobile…

U.S. To Support A.U.’s Mobilization Of HCWs In Ebola Outbreak Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Will Help Mobilize Additional African Health Workers To Combat the Ebola Outbreak “The United States announced [Tuesday] that it will support the African Union’s (A.U.) urgent deployment of trained and equipped medical workers to West Africa — the single largest injection of critical personnel…

Ebola Vaccine Research Progressing Quickly

Science: Ebola vaccines racing forward at record pace “On 2 September, a 39-year-old woman in Bethesda, Maryland, received a novel Ebola vaccine never given to humans before. In as little as two months, this same vaccine may go into the arms of thousands of health care workers and other first-line…

Science Interviews Bruce Aylward, WHO Official Running Ebola Operations

ScienceInsider: Ebola: ‘Wow, that is really tough’ “…An assistant director-general at the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of polio and emergencies, [Bruce Aylward] leads the massive global effort to eradicate the poliovirus. … Margaret Chan, who heads WHO, asked Aylward to help with the response in August; since then,…

Reaction Mixed To Announced U.S. Military Involvement In Ebola Response

News outlets report on reaction to recently announced U.S. military involvement in the Ebola outbreak response. Inter Press Service: U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa “The U.S. military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Advocates of the…

Ebola Threatens Liberia’s National Existence, Country’s Defense Minister Warns

News outlets report on the worsening Ebola outbreak and Liberia’s national defense minister’s comments that the outbreak is threatening the nation’s existence. Agence France-Presse: Ebola threatening Liberia’s existence, minister warns “Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like ‘wild fire,’ the defense minister warned,…

Ban Appoints Deputy U.N. Ebola Coordinator, Will Convene High-Level Meeting On Outbreak

News outlets report on U.N. efforts to address the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. U.N. News Centre: Ebola: Ban to convene high-level meeting at U.N. headquarters to scale-up crisis response “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United…