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Free From Ebola For Six Months, Northern Sierra Leone District Reports New Death Allegedly Related To Sexual Transmission

Associated Press: New Ebola death reported in northern Sierra Leone “Sierra Leone on Monday announced a new Ebola death in a northern district that had gone nearly six months without reporting any infections…” (Roy-Macaulay, 9/14). Reuters: Hundreds quarantined as Ebola returns to north Sierra Leone district “Health authorities quarantined hundreds…

More Than 23K People Infected With Measles In DRC Outbreak

New York Times: Measles Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Kills 400 “More than 23,000 people, mostly children, have been infected with measles in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 400 have died, according to United Nations agencies and Doctors Without Borders…” (McNeil, 9/14).

CDC, WHO Reports Discuss West African Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Once again, “Ebola-free,” Liberia begins three months of surveillance, while Guinea and Sierra Leone see dwindling crisis, continued challenges, and CDC looks ahead Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights a recent issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly…

Technology, Innovation Playing Role In Ebola Recovery, Research Into Treatments

Fast Company: Meet Two Sisters Taking On The Ebola Aftermath In West Africa “…In this post-Ebola recovery time, [There Is No Limit Foundation’s (TINLF)] goal is to rebuild health systems in Guinea and other parts of West Africa through strategic partnerships with hospital administrations, supplying health care facilities with medical…

Potential Success Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Quickly End Future Outbreaks, Associated Fear

Politico: How to Eradicate Political Panic Joanne Kenen, Politico’s health care editor “…The [experimental Ebola] vaccine, if successful, would be distinctive, since it wouldn’t require global vaccination programs, as have efforts to eradicate diseases like polio. Instead, the trial vaccines rely on what’s known as the ‘ring method,’ creating a circle…

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Failure Of WHO Leadership

The Lancet: Offline: A pervasive failure to learn the lessons of Ebola Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…The idea of a perfect system to ‘prepare, detect, and respond to epidemic diseases’ seems a dangerous mirage, an optical illusion caused by the prevailing political conditions — namely, a deep unwillingness…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Partnerships At All Levels

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Polio Outbreaks: What You Need to Know Jay Wenger, director of the polio program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses efforts to eradicate polio, particularly in Ukraine and Mali, where recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks occurred. Wenger writes, “We’re closer than we’ve ever…