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French HCW Evacuated From Liberia After Contracting Ebola To Receive Experimental Drug

News outlets report on the evacuation and treatment of a French health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Liberia. Agence France-Presse: France OKs ‘experimental treatments’ on Ebola-hit nurse “France’s health minister on Friday authorized ‘experimental treatments’ for a French nurse who has contracted Ebola and is now being…

Blog Posts Discuss Impacts Of Ebola In West Africa

Several blog posts address the social and economic impacts of the Ebola outbreak on West Africa. ONE blog: Ebola’s economic side effects may kill more people than the virus Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, writes, “We need to understand Ebola’s deadly economic and social side effects –…

First British Volunteer Receives Experimental Ebola Vaccine

News outlets report on the announcement that the first British volunteer was injected this week with an experimental Ebola vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Associated Press: 1st U.K. volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine “British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person…

With Open Society Foundations Funding, PIH To Open Ebola Treatment Facility In Liberia

Forbes: Does Paul Farmer Have the Ebola Solution? George Soros Is Spending $4 Million to Find Out “…In the next few weeks, the [Partners In Health Co-Founder Paul Farmer and the group] will open a top-notch treatment facility in one of Liberia’s most rural provinces, along with strategies designed to maximize…

Some Nations Taking Steps To Prevent Ebola, Prepare For Possible Cases

News outlets report on how some nations are attempting to prevent Ebola cases and preparing for possible cases within their borders. Associated Press: Caricom urges preparation for possible Ebola cases “A Caribbean trade bloc is urging governments to establish isolation facilities and take other preventive measures in case the Ebola…

India’s Poor Quality Drugs Being Sent To Africa, Research Shows

Bloomberg News: India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds “Generic drugs that some Indian companies send to African countries are lower quality than the same medicines the companies sell at home and outside Africa, according to tests of 1,470 samples, researchers said. Two widely used antibiotics and…

Late Start On Ebola Therapies Means Outbreak Outpacing Drug, Vaccine Development

ScienceInsider: Ebola vaccine: Little and late “…Administration officials have begun working with industry to speed manufacturing of experimental drugs and vaccines [for Ebola]. ‘We’re trying to do everything we can to scale up product,’ says Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and…