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Limited Airborne Ebola Transmission ‘Very Likely,’ Researchers Propose In Analysis

Washington Post: Limited airborne transmission of Ebola is ‘very likely,’ new analysis says “A team of prominent researchers suggested Thursday that limited airborne transmission of the Ebola virus is ‘very likely,’ a hypothesis that could reignite the debate that started last fall after one of the scientists offered the same…

Ebola Cases Down, But Challenges Remain, Vigilance Must Be Maintained, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: SLeone hunts infected as Ebola crisis hits ‘turning point’ “Sierra Leone launched a door-to-door search Wednesday for ‘hidden’ Ebola patients as the head of the United Nations announced the world was at ‘a critical turning point’ in the crisis…” (Johnson, 2/18). New York Times: Ebola Risks Linger, Officials…

U.N. To Release Accounting Report On Ebola Funding Distribution

Agence France-Presse: U.N. to issue first report on Ebola funds “The United Nations will this week publish a first report on funding for the Ebola response, a top official said Wednesday, after Sierra Leone lost track of more than $3 million donated to fight the epidemic. … U.N. Ebola coordinator…

Podcast Explores Ebola Epidemic Responses

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Podcast: What the Ebola Outbreak Says About Global Health Governance In a guest post and podcast, Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, interviews Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Andrew…

West African Nations Set Target To Achieve Zero New Ebola Cases Within 60 Days

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit nations pledge to eradicate virus in 60 days “The leaders of the countries devastated by the West African Ebola outbreak vowed at a summit in Guinea on Sunday to eradicate the virus by mid-April…” (Bah, 2/15). Reuters: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia target zero new Ebola cases in…

U.N. Officials Urge Robust Efforts To Rebuild Ebola-Hit West African Nations

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. development chief begins last leg of West Africa mission “The top United Nations development official today began the last leg of her Ebola-recovery focused visit to West Africa a day after she witnessed the reopening of schools in Liberia and urged the international community to…

U.N., West African Nations Begin Recovery From Ebola Epidemic, Assess Needs

CIDRAP News: FAO unveils Guinea project for Ebola prevention, rural recovery “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) [on Tuesday] announced a new $5 million initiative for rural parts of Guinea that pairs Ebola prevention messages with help for farmers whose livelihoods and food supply have been hurt by…