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WHO Officials, Experts To Identify Possible Causes Of Next Pandemic, Nature Reports

Nature: Disease specialists identify post-Ebola threats “As West Africans try to bring the calamitous Ebola outbreak to an end, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called scientists and doctors to Geneva, Switzerland, on 8 and 9 December to discuss which infectious disease is likely spark the next pandemic…” (Hayden, 12/7).

U.S. Quarantines Of Returning Health Workers Made Efforts To Stem Ebola ‘More Difficult’

New York Times: The Unfair Treatment of Ebola Workers Editorial Board “…Instead of helping, quarantines [of Ebola workers who returned to the U.S.] actually made the fight against Ebola more difficult by discouraging health care workers from going to Africa. Quarantines and monitoring also needlessly strain state and local health…

U.S. Quarantines For Returning Ebola Workers Unnecessary, ACLU/Yale Joint Report Says

NBC News: Ebola Quarantines Were Stupid and Wrong, Report Says “Fear-mongering and ignorance drove states to force health workers into quarantine when they returned from fighting Ebola in West Africa, and the restrictions were probably unconstitutional, a new report says. What’s more, no one has kept statistics on how many…

December 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The December 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic (December 2015).

News Outlets Report On Ebola In Liberia, Guinea, Epidemic Recovery In West Africa

Foreign Policy: How Liberia’s Latest Ebola Case Slipped Through the Cracks “…[Fifteen-year-old Nathan] Gbotoe’s case, which was announced on Nov. 20, put an end to Liberia’s official ‘Ebola free’ designation for a second time this year … While the source of Gbotoe’s infection is currently being investigated, the mismanagement of…

Editorials, Opinion Piece Discuss Reforms To Strengthen WHO’s Responses To Ebola, Other Disease Outbreaks

The Lancet: Ebola: lessons for future pandemics Editorial Board “…[A report from the Harvard-London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola] endorses 10 recommendations across four themes: preventing major outbreaks, responding to outbreaks, research, and governing a global health system that has overall…

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