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CDC Confirms Second U.S. Ebola Case As Dallas Health Worker Tests Positive For Virus

News outlets report on the CDC’s confirmation that a Dallas health worker who treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week has tested positive for the virus, marking the first case of Ebola transmission in the U.S. Associated Press: Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola (Merchant, 10/13).…

Cuba Sends Scores Of HCWs To West Africa, Outpacing Some Larger Nations

Wall Street Journal: Cuban Doctors at the Forefront of Ebola Battle in Africa “With risks growing that Ebola could flare on foreign shores, the U.S. is calling for nations to dispatch doctors and nurses to West Africa, where thousands of lives are on the line. Few have heeded the call,…

U.S. Trains Health Care Workers To Respond To Ebola In West Africa

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Steps Up Training of Health Workers in Ebola Fight The newspaper describes “…a three-day course set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare medical workers to deploy to West Africa. … The CDC course is instructing 36 medical staff this week, and…

News Outlets Report On Ebola’s Toll On Liberia

News outlets report on issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, including the toll the disease is having on cultural norms, like hugging, the daily routine of an Ebola ward, and the prevalence of orphans in the country. The Atlantic: Ebola’s Territory: A Land Without Human Touch (Beck, 10/7). New…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Containment Efforts

News outlets report on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and international efforts to contain the virus and treat infected patients. New York Times: Experimental Ebola Drug Puts Its Maker, Chimerix, Back in the Spotlight (Pollack, 10/7). NPR: Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work (Kelto,…

Liberian Health Workers Plan Slowdown To Demand Ebola Hazard Pay

Reuters: Liberia health workers to stage go-slow for Ebola hazard pay “Liberian health care workers still plan to stage a go-slow, or work slowdown, to press demands for hazard pay on the front line of the Ebola epidemic, a union leader said on Monday. The protest, announced last week, would…

Haiti Bans Citizens From Helping In Ebola Epidemic; Cuba Sending HCWs, Supplies

News outlets report on Haiti’s and Cuba’s responses to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Reuters: Haiti bans its citizens from U.N. mission against Ebola “Haitian volunteers have been banned from departing for African countries hit by the Ebola virus, the government said on Friday, citing other diseases that have…