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Health Officials Record Ebola Cases In Sierra Leone’s Last Healthy District

News outlets report health officials have detected Ebola cases in the last untouched district in Sierra Leone. Associated Press: Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone “The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday,…

Ebola Needs To Be Stopped At Source, World Bank President Says

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s recent comments on the Ebola epidemic. NPR: World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It’s Raging “To stop the raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa, ‘we need to pay attention to where the fire is burning.’ That…

Ivory Coast, Mali Preparing For Ebola

Reuters: WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali “The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Ivory Coast and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO’s health security response chief Isabelle…

Bloomberg News Examines WHO’s Role In Ebola Outbreak

Bloomberg News: How the World’s Top Health Body Allowed Ebola to Spiral Out of Control “Poor communication, a lack of leadership, and underfunding plagued the World Health Organization’s initial response to the Ebola outbreak, allowing the disease to spiral out of control…” (Gale/Lauerman, 10/17).

News Outlets Examine Development, Importance Of Ebola Vaccines

News outlets report on efforts to develop an Ebola vaccine and the importance of using such a tool. The Guardian: Ebola epidemic may not end without developing vaccine, scientist warns (Boseley, 10/16). The Hill: HHS advances third Ebola vaccine development (Kamisar, 10/16). ScienceInsider: Issues continue to dog the testing of…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and response. New York Times: Keeping Ebola at Bay Editorial Board “The Ebola cases in the United States show that American hospitals and public health officials have much to learn about effective ways to protect health care…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases New Poll On Americans’ Views On Ebola

Kaiser Family Foundation: Kaiser Health Policy News Index: Special Focus On Ebola The Kaiser Family Foundation released findings from the organization’s new Tracking Poll on Americans’ views on Ebola. The poll, which was fielded after a Liberian man was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas and remained in the field after…

Number Of Ebola Cases Near 9,000, Deaths Near 4,500, WHO Says

News outlets discuss the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Reuters: Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads in West Africa: WHO “A total of 4,493 people have died from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra…