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Nearly 3,600 Children Orphaned By Ebola But Well Cared For By Community, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: Fears over abandoned Ebola orphans allayed: UNICEF “Almost every child who has lost parents to Ebola is being cared for in their community, UNICEF said on Friday — allaying fears that thousands would be shunned by relatives and neighbors. The United Nations children’s fund confirmed an estimate it…

Despite Signs Of Slowing Epidemic, Experts Warn Ebola Outbreak Not Over, Note Challenges To Reach Zero Cases

Newsweek: Another Ebola Outbreak ‘Inevitable’ “Doctors and experts say another Ebola outbreak is ‘inevitable,’ unless the international community unites around a long-term, common approach to combat the disease in the future and substantial investment is made into the health services of affected developing countries…” (Phillips, 2/6). New York Times: Small…

WHO’s Slow Ebola Response Prompts Agency, Critics To Call For Reform

NPR: Critics Says Ebola Crisis Was WHO’s Big Failure. Will Reform Follow? “…Although [WHO Director Margaret Chan] has said no single agency could have solved the Ebola epidemic, critics, including the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, have said WHO should have done more. Now Chan is pushing for the most…

WHO Remains Concerned Over MERS Spread In Middle East

Reuters: WHO still concerned about spread of Saudi MERS virus “The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it remained worried about the spread of MERS, a respiratory disease that has infected and killed hundreds of people, overwhelmingly in Saudi Arabia…” (Kelland, 2/5). World Health Organization: WHO statement on the…