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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…

U.S. Trains Health Care Workers To Respond To Ebola In West Africa

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Steps Up Training of Health Workers in Ebola Fight The newspaper describes “…a three-day course set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare medical workers to deploy to West Africa. … The CDC course is instructing 36 medical staff this week, and…

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…

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…

Spanish Ebola Case Likely Due To Human Error

News outlets continue to report on the first case of Ebola transmission outside of West Africa and how the Spanish nurse with Ebola may have contracted the disease. New York Times: Officials Cite Error With Gloves in Spanish Case of Ebola “Spanish health officials began to explain Wednesday how an…

First African Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Mali

News outlets report on the beginning of the first African Ebola vaccine trial. The Hill: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Africa “The first Ebola vaccine trial in Africa has started under the supervision of the University of Maryland, according to a report. Three health care workers in Mali received the…

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