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Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine From West Point Neighborhood

News outlets report on the lifting of a quarantine order in place for 10 days in the Liberian neighborhood of West Point. New York Times: Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum “Liberia’s government announced Friday night that it would lift an Ebola quarantine on a large slum here in…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The lessons of the Ebola outbreak suggest a larger, faster response is needed Editorial Board “The world is fast learning lessons about how to combat the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa and yet…

Ebola Genetic Analysis Shows How Virus Spread From Guinea To Sierra Leone

News outlets report on a study published in Science that describes the genetic mutations taking place in the Ebola virus as it spreads among humans in the West African outbreak. Associated Press: Scientists dig into Ebola’s deadly genes for clues “…Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in…

Emory Infectious Diseases Expert Discusses Ebola Treatment In Interview

Scientific American: Ebola Doctor Reveals How Infected Americans Were Cured “…Bruce Ribner, medical director of [Emory University Hospital's] Infectious Disease Unit, sat down with Scientific American to explain how the two Americans were cared for, the lessons that could be applied to help patients across Africa, and why the hysteria…

Activists Upset Over Ugandan Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

VOA News: HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists “Uganda’s president recently signed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act into law. The bill criminalizes the transmission of HIV and also enforces mandatory testing. Such provisions have upset activists who want to de-stigmatize Uganda’s HIV-positive community…” (Paulat, 8/27).

New York Times Publishes Letters To The Editor In Response To Its Ebola Coverage

New York Times: In Ebola Crisis, Hope and Heroism Multiple authors The New York Times presents several letters to the editor in response to the newspaper’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The authors address issues surrounding the treatment of Ebola patients, including the use of ZMapp and…

Scientists Meet To Discuss Efforts To Find HIV Cure

Humanosphere: Beyond the Berlin patient — seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, writes about the Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure that took place in Seattle this week. He discusses several different approaches scientists are taking in their efforts to…

News Outlets Report On Ebola Outbreak Developments, Including Treatment Of Infected HCWs

News outlets report on developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa, including the treatment of infected health care workers. ABC News: Ebola-Stricken Countries Scramble to Build Treatment Centers “Aid groups in West Africa are scrambling to build treatment centers for the growing number of Ebola patients in the region. The…