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U.S., Spanish Hospitals Face Challenges In Treating Ebola Patients

News outlets continue to discuss the challenges hospitals in the U.S. and Spain are facing in the treatment of patients with Ebola. New York Times: Spain Exposes Holes in Plans to Treat Ebola “…Together, the cases [of health care workers infected in Spain and the U.S.] have raised urgent questions…

Travel Limitations Hindering Ebola Efforts; Passenger Screenings Could Be Ineffective

News outlets examine how travel limitations to and from West Africa are hindering efforts to contain Ebola, and a European report saying airline passenger screenings might be ineffective. New York Times: Ebola Fight in Africa Is Hurt by Limits on Ways to Get Out “…[According to an aid group,] Europe’s…

Obama Reviews Domestic, International Ebola Efforts In Discussions With Administration Officials, World Leaders

News outlets report on a meeting among U.S. President Barack Obama and high-ranking administration officials and his discussions with world leaders regarding the Ebola epidemic in the U.S. and abroad. Associated Press: Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola “President Barack Obama urged his top national security and public health officials…

Europe Taking Steps To Increase Ebola Efforts In West Africa, Spain

Reuters published several articles discussing how Europe is addressing the Ebola epidemic. Reuters: Diplomats discuss E.U. military coordination against Ebola “European Union diplomats will discuss a plan to give the E.U. a coordinating role for European military missions countering the spread of Ebola in West Africa. E.U. officials and diplomats…

West Cannot Ignore TB Crisis In Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Huffington Post: Tuberculosis: A Crisis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia That the West Cannot Ignore Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…The World Health Organization’s Euro Bureau reports that fifteen countries in [Eastern Europe and Central Asia] are among the…

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 4,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll has surpassed 4,000. Agence France-Presse: Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide “The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday, while a Madrid nurse was fighting for her life and authorities…

Countries Worldwide Step Up Efforts To Prevent, Prepare For Ebola Within Their Own Borders

News outlets report on efforts in countries worldwide to prevent the importation of Ebola and prepare for cases within their borders. Agence France-Presse: Nations step up measures to stem worsening Ebola outbreak (Perry, 10/12). Agence France-Presse: Britain feels ready after Ebola outbreak test (10/11). Devex: Is Asia-Pacific ready for Ebola?…

E.U. Health Ministers To Attend Ebola Meeting This Week

Reuters: E.U. calls extraordinary meeting of health ministers over Ebola “European Union health ministers will convene in an extraordinary meeting next week in Brussels to discuss increasing precautions against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Italy’s health ministry said on Friday…” (Scherer, 10/10).

U.K. To Start Enhanced Screening For Air, Rail Passengers From Ebola-Affected Nations

News outlets report on the U.K.’s decision to conduct enhanced screenings of airline and railway passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries at Heathrow, Gatwick, and Eurostar terminals. BBC News: U.K. Ebola screening for arrivals from affected areas (10/9). BBC News: U.K. government defends Ebola screening decision (10/10). Financial Times: Heathrow and…

U.K. Commits Military Personnel, Resources To Ebola Response In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on a pledge from the U.K. to send military personnel and other resources to Sierra Leone to help contain Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Britain sends 750 military personnel to combat Ebola “Britain is sending 750 military personnel, a medical ship, and three helicopters to Sierra Leone to help…