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Brookings Blog Post Examines Economic Toll Of Ebola On West Africa

Brookings Institution’s “Africa In Focus”: Understanding the Economic Effects of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Amadou Sy, senior fellow in the Africa Growth Initiative, and Amy Copley, project coordinator and research assistant at Brookings, discuss the economic effects of and efforts to address Ebola in West Africa (10/1).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 252 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes several news articles, including one on the Global Fund’s response to the Ebola epidemic (10/2).

Ebola Death Toll Reaches 3,338; Cases Likely Under-Reported, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s updated numbers of Ebola cases and deaths, as well as the agency’s warnings the epidemic is not yet under control. Reuters: Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says “The death toll from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record reached 3,338 people…

First-Ever U.S. Ebola Case Could Spur More Help For Affected West African Nations

Washington Post: Ebola panic in America might help save lives in Africa “…In an ideal world, America’s Ebola panic will come with a silver lining: a recognition that Ebola is a truly global problem, and protecting the health of Americans will probably start by saving the lives of thousands of…

First Ebola Case In U.S. Worries Airlines

News outlets report on how the U.S.’s first confirmed case of Ebola is affecting airlines. Foreign Policy: The First Ebola Case in the U.S. Is Also Scaring Investors “The Ebola outbreak has been hammering the economies of West Africa for weeks. The first confirmed Ebola case inside the United States…

U.S. Ebola Patient Traveled From Liberia To Brussels, Then To Dallas Via D.C.

News outlets report on details of the U.S. Ebola patient’s travel path from Liberia to Dallas and the low risk he posed to other travelers. Associated Press: Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to U.S. “…Details of the man’s 28-hour trip from western Africa emerged Wednesday. He flew on…