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NIH Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins; Other Vaccines, Treatments Under Development

News outlets report on various aspects of Ebola vaccine and treatment development and delivery. ABC News: Two Women Receive Experimental Ebola Vaccine in Fast-Tracked Trial “The first two doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine have been injected into human subjects in the National Institutes of Health’s fast-tracked clinical trial…” (Lupkin,…

‘Principle Of Trust’ Necessary To End Polio, Ebola

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Power of Belief: What Polio and Ebola have in common In a guest post, Heidi Larson of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington discusses how “[m]isinformation, strong…

International Leaders, Experts Call For Greater Measures To Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on international efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including statements from U.N. Director-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Barack Obama. Devex: A.U. mobilizing health workers for Ebola-hit West Africa “Health personnel are critical to stemming the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but the region…

Public Trust Critical In Effective Ebola Outbreak Response, Officials Say

News outlets report on how public fear and mistrust of governments is fueling the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. IRIN: Mistrust of government spurs Ebola spread “Decades of corruption, deep-rooted mistrust of government and weak public services in Liberia have hastened the spread of the Ebola virus, and much…

31 People Dead In DRC Ebola Outbreak Unrelated To West African Outbreak

News outlets report on an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 31 people have died of infection with an Ebola strain unrelated to the one in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO “An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic…

Experts Warn Drug-Resistant Malaria On Thai-Cambodian Border Could Spread

IRIN: ‘Third wave’ of malaria resistance lurks on Thai-Cambodia border “Public health experts and scientists warn history’s third major bout of drug-resistant malaria could spread across Asia to Africa unless ‘radical action’ is taken. Artemisinin-resistant strains on the Thailand-Cambodia border threaten the treatment’s efficacy and pose containment challenges…” (8/29).