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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…

European Nations Work To Ramp Up Ebola Efforts In West Africa

New York Times: European Leaders Scramble to Upgrade Response to Ebola Crisis “…Now, with Europe grappling with the first case of Ebola transmitted on its soil after news on Monday that a nurse in Madrid had been infected, European leaders are scrambling to coordinate and ramp up their response to…

Spanish Ebola Case Likely Due To Human Error

News outlets continue to report on the first case of Ebola transmission outside of West Africa and how the Spanish nurse with Ebola may have contracted the disease. New York Times: Officials Cite Error With Gloves in Spanish Case of Ebola “Spanish health officials began to explain Wednesday how an…