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Debate Continues Over Quarantining U.S. Ebola Workers When They Return Home

News outlets report on the ongoing debate over quarantining U.S. health workers, troops, and others who have worked in West African nations affected by Ebola when they return home. NBC News: Dozens Of Volunteers Have Come Back Safe From Ebola Hot Zone “Close to 50 volunteers have come back safe…

China Preparing For Potential Imported Ebola Cases; Piot Says Country At Risk

News outlets report on how China is addressing the threat of potential imported Ebola cases. Associated Press: Ebola expert says China at risk, seeks Japan aid “A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers…

Blog Post Underscores Importance Of Addressing Maternal Morbidity In Addition To Mortality

Humanosphere: Visualizing maternal morbidity In this guest post, Amy VanderZanden, a communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), notes that while progress has been made on reducing maternal mortality, similar progress has not been realized for maternal morbidity, particularly for women in…

U.S. Senators To Introduce Bill Aimed At Speeding Development Of Ebola Drugs

News outlets report that leaders of the U.S. Senate Health Committee are planning on introducing a bill that would offer incentives for companies to develop Ebola treatments and vaccines. Chattanooga Times Free Press: Lamar Alexander to introduce bill to speed development of Ebola treatment “Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will…

Australian Ebola Coordinator Questions Nation’s Visa Ban; Beijing Recommends Home Quarantine For Returned Ebola Workers

Reuters reports on Australian and Chinese efforts to reduce the risk of Ebola entering their borders. Reuters: Australian Ebola ‘tsar’ questions government’s West Africa visa ban “Australia’s newly appointed Ebola tsar challenged the government’s blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the deadly virus, saying the controversial…

Text Message Reminders Could Help Patients Finish Malaria Treatment, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in PLOS ONE that examined how text message reminders could help patients finish malaria medications. FOX News: Simple text message reminders may help fight malaria “Text message reminders to take malaria medication may help fight the disease, found a new study published in…

South African Researcher Wins Prize For Work On HIV Prevention

The Guardian: The South African HIV scientist who gave girls back control of their bodies “Last weekend Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of South Africa’s top HIV researchers, became the first woman to receive a US$100,000 (£62,000) prize for developing world scientists. The prize is a welcome recognition for the 54-year-old…