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Reaction Mixed To Announced U.S. Military Involvement In Ebola Response

News outlets report on reaction to recently announced U.S. military involvement in the Ebola outbreak response. Inter Press Service: U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa “The U.S. military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Advocates of the…

Ban Appoints Deputy U.N. Ebola Coordinator, Will Convene High-Level Meeting On Outbreak

News outlets report on U.N. efforts to address the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. U.N. News Centre: Ebola: Ban to convene high-level meeting at U.N. headquarters to scale-up crisis response “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United…

Ebola Death Toll Rises To Nearly 2,300, WHO Says

News outlets report on WHO’s announcement Tuesday that Ebola has claimed nearly 2,300 lives. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 2,300, nearly half of deaths in past 21 days: WHO “The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has claimed nearly 2,300 lives, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, stressing that nearly half had…

PBS’s ‘FRONTLINE’ Reports On Ebola Outbreak

PBS: FRONTLINE: Ebola Outbreak PBS’s “FRONTLINE” reports from Sierra Leone on the largest-ever Ebola outbreak. The website also presents several other features, including an interactive map on the disease’s spread, an interview with Estrella Lasry, a tropical medicine adviser at MSF, and an interview with FRONTLINE producer and director Wael…

Ebola Threatens Liberia’s National Existence, Country’s Defense Minister Warns

News outlets report on the worsening Ebola outbreak and Liberia’s national defense minister’s comments that the outbreak is threatening the nation’s existence. Agence France-Presse: Ebola threatening Liberia’s existence, minister warns “Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like ‘wild fire,’ the defense minister warned,…

Volunteer Health Workers Needed In Ebola-Affected West African Nations

CQ Roll Call: Containing Ebola May Hinge on Volunteers, Not Money “Congress appears ready to commit tens of millions of dollars to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but containing the deadly virus will hinge more on finding enough private sector volunteers and government scientists to disinfect corpses,…

Ebola Vaccine Research Progressing Quickly

Science: Ebola vaccines racing forward at record pace “On 2 September, a 39-year-old woman in Bethesda, Maryland, received a novel Ebola vaccine never given to humans before. In as little as two months, this same vaccine may go into the arms of thousands of health care workers and other first-line…

Science Interviews Bruce Aylward, WHO Official Running Ebola Operations

ScienceInsider: Ebola: ‘Wow, that is really tough’ “…An assistant director-general at the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of polio and emergencies, [Bruce Aylward] leads the massive global effort to eradicate the poliovirus. … Margaret Chan, who heads WHO, asked Aylward to help with the response in August; since then,…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ebola Outbreak Response

The following editorial and opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa. Washington Post: The global complacency on Ebola must end Editorial Board “The Ebola epidemic now sweeping West Africa is a public health catastrophe, yet the world’s response has been to treat it like a…

U.S. To Support A.U.’s Mobilization Of HCWs In Ebola Outbreak Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Will Help Mobilize Additional African Health Workers To Combat the Ebola Outbreak “The United States announced [Tuesday] that it will support the African Union’s (A.U.) urgent deployment of trained and equipped medical workers to West Africa — the single largest injection of critical personnel…