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Washington Times Examines Efforts To Test Experimental Ebola Vaccines In West Africa

Washington Times: Ebola vaccine studies progress as marketing quells suspicions of modern medicine “Ebola had just killed thousands of people in Liberia, and the U.S.-backed pitch to sign locals up for a vaccine trial must have seemed like a tough sell: Take part of the very virus that had devastated…

International Community Must Take Advantage Of Opportunity To Improve Sierra Leone’s Health Care System, Britain’s Lead Ebola Doctor Says

The Guardian: Ebola doctor calls for fatal flaws in Sierra Leone health system to be addressed “The doctor who led Britain’s fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has called on the international community to seize a ‘generational opportunity’ to strengthen the health system in the wake of the catastrophic epidemic.…

WHO Official Warns Measles Outbreak In DRC Could Worsen

The Lancet: Measles outbreak in DR Congo an ‘epidemic emergency’ “Moise Yapi looks out of the window of the WHO country office in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and sighs. ‘This measles outbreak we’re facing is bad and it could get much worse.’ Yapi is the…

Liberia To Remain Vigilant After WHO Declares End Of Ebola Transmission In Country

News outlets continue to report on the WHO’s declaration that Ebola transmission has ended in Liberia. Associated Press: Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch “The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a…

APEC Endorses Roadmap To Mitigate Emerging Health Threats, Boost Health Systems In Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Emerging Health Threats Targeted in Asia-Pacific Roadmap “…Drawing on the lessons of Ebola and MERS and with concern over aging societies, spiking non-communicable disease rates, and natural disasters due to climate change rising, ministers and officials [at the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy]…

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