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British HCW Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Transported To London Hospital

News outlets report on a British health care worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was transported to a hospital in London. Associated Press: Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated “The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra…

Spotlight Is On Experimental Ebola Drugs; FDA Warns Public About Fake Treatments

News outlets report on efforts to dispel myths about Ebola, prevent fake treatments, and approve experimental therapies for use in the African outbreak. The Hill: FDA seeks to dispel Ebola outbreak fears “The Food and Drug Administration has posted a Web page with quick facts about the Ebola virus and…

Researchers Looking For Effective MERS Treatment Model To Test Experimental Drugs

TIME: Remember MERS? Scientists Want Treatments to be Ready, Unlike Ebola “…Right before MERS slipped off our collective radars only to be replaced by the deadly Ebola virus one continent over, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in July that it had received reports of 837 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. New York Times: New Thinking About Ebola Treatments Editorial Board “A radical but promising proposal to help treat victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be gaining support among knowledgeable experts. … The…

American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

News outlets report on the release of two aid workers from the Atlanta hospital where they were treated for Ebola. ABC News: Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Says ‘God Saved My Life’ “Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Emory Hospital…

African Nations Take Measures To Prevent Ebola’s Spread Across Their Borders

News outlets report on African nations’ measures to prevent the spread of Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Senegal closes border as U.N. warns on Ebola flare-up “Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a West African neighbor to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new U.N.…

Uganda Will Not Achieve AIDS-Free Generation With ‘Backwards’ HIV Law, Activists Say

Inter Press Service: No Hope for AIDS-Free Generation in Uganda as Controversial HIV Bill is Signed into Law “HIV/AIDS activists are adamant Uganda will not achieve an ‘AIDS-free generation’ now a ‘backwards’ HIV/AIDS bill criminalizing the ‘willful and intentional’ transmission of the disease has been signed into law…” (Fallon, 8/21).

Liberia Struggling To Face Unprecedented Ebola Outbreak

Two blogs address the situation in Liberia, which is facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak. Humanosphere: How Liberia quarantine may help spread Ebola Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, discusses the potential risks and benefits of using quarantine as a public health measure during infectious disease outbreaks (8/21). PLOS’s…

Blog Discusses Ugandan Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Uganda’s HIV criminalization, mandatory testing bill signed into law against local and international cautions of harms to health, human rights Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Uganda President Yoweri…