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News Outlets Examine Federal Response To Ebola, Epidemic’s Influence In U.S. Politics

News outlets examine the federal response to the Ebola crisis, including analysis of its potential influence in U.S. politics. CQ HealthBeat: Ebola Watch: Congress Begins Grappling With a Response “A House subcommittee is returning from recess for a hearing Thursday that should offer a preview of how Congress will react…

U.S. Efforts To Contain Domestic Ebola Cases Show Challenges Of Containing Virus

News outlets examine the U.S. response to two nurses diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas after they cared for a Liberian man who died of the disease there last week. The Atlantic: A Second Nurse and Second Guesses on Ebola “Senior U.S. officials are growing more worried about an Ebola outbreak…

U.S. Hospitals Face Challenges In Effectively Treating Ebola Patients

News outlets examine how lax Ebola protocols, insufficient training, and incomplete protective gear necessary to lower health care workers’ risk of infection are hindering U.S. hospitals’ preparations to treat patients. The Hill: Report: Ebola nurses in Dallas wore no special protective gear for two days (Viebeck, 10/15). Politico: Ebola protocols:…

New Digital Media Project On Ebola Launched

Ebola Deeply: Digital Media Project “Ebola Deeply is an independent digital media project launched by a team of journalists and technologists, working to improve the state of information around a global crisis. Our goal is to build a better user experience of the story by adding context to content, integrating…

Ebola Epidemic Could Cause Food Crisis In West Africa, Experts Warn

News outlets report on the impact of the Ebola epidemic on food security in West Africa. Associated Press: Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis “The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the…

Officials Weigh Human, Civil Rights In Ebola Responses

Associated Press: Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights “…Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted nations. Meanwhile, the stakes get…

Ebola Epidemic Eventually Will Stabilize, Expert Says

Forbes: Why Scientists Say Ebola Will Surge But Then Level Off Before The Disease Takes Over The World “…[Joshua Epstein, a professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins and an expert on disease modeling,] spoke Tuesday at a meeting, Dean’s Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context and Response, held at the…

China Sends Experimental Ebola Drug To Africa For Clinical Trials

News outlets report that China has sent an experimental drug developed by its military to Africa for clinical trials. Financial Times: China sends thousands of doses of anti-Ebola drug to Africa “China has sent thousands of doses of an experimental anti-Ebola drug developed by the Chinese military to Africa. The…

Handwashing Is Important Tool In Fight Against Ebola, UNICEF Says

Media sources report on Global Handwashing Day, recognized annually on October 15, and UNICEF’s spotlight on how the practice is an important tool in the fight against Ebola. U.N. News Centre: On World Day, U.N. spotlights handwashing as vital tool in fight against Ebola “As the world celebrates the seventh…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Ebola Epidemic

The following editorial and opinion pieces examine the Ebola epidemic and issues surrounding the international response. Wall Street Journal: The Ebola Twilight of Public Institutions Editorial Board “…[The Ebola epidemic is] ruthlessly exposing the decay of the once-eminent public institutions that were established to contain such transnational contagions — organizations…