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O’Neill Institute Pieces Discuss International Community’s Ebola Response

The O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law published two pieces on Ebola. O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health: O’Neill Institute Statement on the United Nations Security Council Resolution on the Ebola Outbreak A statement discusses the importance of a U.N. Security Council resolution on Ebola (Phelan et…

Ebola Poses Test For U.N. SG Ban, New York Times Reports

New York Times: Ebola Presents Challenge, and an Opportunity, for U.N. Leader “Ban Ki-moon, in his seventh year as the secretary general of the United Nations, has a full plate of unsolved problems, from a widening war in Syria to conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan –…

Ebola Death Toll Reaches 2,630 Out Of 5,357 Cases, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the number of Ebola cases is growing rapidly and the virus has killed roughly half of those infected. Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO “The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected more than…

8 Members Of Ebola Awareness Team Murdered In Rural Guinea

News outlets report on the murders of eight Ebola workers who were attempting to educate citizens in Guinea. New York Times: Fear of Ebola Drives Mob to Kill Officials in Guinea “The bodies of eight officials and journalists who went to a remote village in Guinea to dispel rumors about…

France To Establish Military Hospital In West Africa To Treat Ebola Patients

Reuters: France to set up military hospital to fight Ebola in West Africa “France will set up a military hospital in West Africa in the coming days as part of France’s contribution to the fight against the Ebola outbreak there, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday…” (9/18).

French HCW Evacuated From Liberia After Contracting Ebola To Receive Experimental Drug

News outlets report on the evacuation and treatment of a French health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Liberia. Agence France-Presse: France OKs ‘experimental treatments’ on Ebola-hit nurse “France’s health minister on Friday authorized ‘experimental treatments’ for a French nurse who has contracted Ebola and is now being…