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JAMA, Kaiser Family Foundation Produce Infographic With Key Ebola Data

JAMA/Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Visualizing Health Policy”: The 2014 Ebola Outbreak This infographic, the latest in the “Visualizing Health Policy” series produced in partnership between JAMA and the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides a snapshot of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It includes key facts about the Ebola virus, shows…

U.N. Budget Committee Approves Funding For UNMEER Mission

U.N. News Centre: U.N. budget committee approves funding for U.N. Ebola response mission “The United Nations committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues today adopted a resolution allocating funding for the newly established U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the Office of the Special Envoy on Ebola.…

Ebola Threatens West African Economic Growth, IMF, World Bank Warn

News outlets report on the World Bank and IMF’s concerns of economic loss that West African economies may face due to the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: IMF warns Ebola, budget strains endanger African growth “Sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid economic growth is set to continue this year and next, but Ebola and…

WFP, FAO Taking Steps To Feed People In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

Media sources report on efforts to feed people in the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. CNN: Feeding people on Ebola’s front lines “…According to Bettina Luescher, the [World Food Programme’s] chief spokeswoman for North America, the WFP has provided food and assistance…

News Outlets Report On Ebola’s Toll On Liberia

News outlets report on issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, including the toll the disease is having on cultural norms, like hugging, the daily routine of an Ebola ward, and the prevalence of orphans in the country. The Atlantic: Ebola’s Territory: A Land Without Human Touch (Beck, 10/7). New…

Testing Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Raises Ethical, Logistical Questions

News outlets discuss the ethical and logistical challenges surrounding the testing of an Ebola vaccine. Bloomberg News: Ebola Vaccine Trials May Give Placebo to Those at Risk “As global health officials rush to begin human trials of two promising Ebola vaccines in West African medical workers, a daunting question remains unanswered:…

Ebola Unlikely To Become Airborne, CDC, WHO Say

News outlets report on the public’s skepticism over the transmission of Ebola virus. Both the CDC and WHO have issued statements clarifying how the virus does and does not spread, saying the virus is unlikely to become airborne. Financial Times: Experts reject fears Ebola could become airborne “Virologists rejected suggestions…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Containment Efforts

News outlets report on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and international efforts to contain the virus and treat infected patients. New York Times: Experimental Ebola Drug Puts Its Maker, Chimerix, Back in the Spotlight (Pollack, 10/7). NPR: Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work (Kelto,…