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Emergency Ebola Research Funding Call Closes To Applications

SciDev.Net: Emergency Ebola research funding edges closer “A funding call for research to inform the management of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed more than 2,000 people, closed to applications [Monday]. The emergency research funding call was announced last month (21 August), giving expert teams from around…

Third Ebola Patient To Be Treated At Emory University Hospital

News outlets report on a fourth Ebola patient who will be brought from West Africa to the U.S. for treatment. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta will receive the patient, after successfully treating two other American Ebola patients. ABC News: Another Ebola Patient Headed to Emory Isolation Unit “Another American Ebola…

WHO Doctor Contracts Ebola In Sierra Leone

Los Angeles Times: WHO doctor contracts Ebola while deployed in Sierra Leone “A World Health Organization doctor working at an Ebola care facility in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, the second international health worker deployed by the agency to become infected while responding to the worst outbreak…

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Reach Japan, U.S.

New York Times: Mosquito-Borne Viruses Hit Japan and the U.S. “Mosquito-borne viruses are showing up unexpectedly in affluent countries where they have been largely unknown. Yoyogi Park, a popular oasis in downtown Tokyo, was closed last week after authorities realized it was the center of Japan’s first outbreak of dengue…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 49 of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the Fund’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the need to strengthen health systems, and treatment and prevention efforts to reduce HIV infections (9/8).

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 2,000, WHO Says

Reuters: Ebola toll tops 2,000, cases near 4,000: World Health Organization “More than 2,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Friday, out of about 4,000 patients thought to have been infected in the three countries worst hit by the disease…”…

Sierra Leone Plans Nationwide ‘Lockdown’ To Contain Ebola

News outlets report on Sierra Leone’s plan to contain the Ebola epidemic through a nationwide “lockdown.” Financial Times: Sierra Leone plans national ‘lockdown’ to halt Ebola “Sierra Leone is preparing a four-day nationwide ‘lockdown’ in an effort to contain the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in…