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Ebola Threatens International Peace, Security, WHO, U.S. Officials Warn

News outlets highlight comments by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and U.S. officials warning the Ebola epidemic threatens international security. Associated Press: WHO: Ebola is modern era’s worst health emergency “The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak ‘the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times’ on Monday but…

Obama Reviews Domestic, International Ebola Efforts In Discussions With Administration Officials, World Leaders

News outlets report on a meeting among U.S. President Barack Obama and high-ranking administration officials and his discussions with world leaders regarding the Ebola epidemic in the U.S. and abroad. Associated Press: Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola “President Barack Obama urged his top national security and public health officials…

CDC Director Signals ‘Rethink’ Of Domestic Ebola Infection Control Strategy

News outlets report the CDC is rethinking its Ebola strategy to ensure health care worker safety after a nurse who treated an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital contracted the virus. The Hill: Feds rethinking Ebola strategy “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday said it…

CDC Director Rejects Travel Ban For Passengers From Ebola-Hit Nations

Reuters: U.S. health officials reject ban on travel from Ebola-stricken countries “The United States has no plans to eliminate travel from countries in West Africa suffering the worst Ebola outbreak on record, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a briefing on…

Even U.S. Hospitals With Specialized Centers Face Challenges In Treating Ebola Patients

News outlets examine U.S. hospitals’ preparations to handle Ebola cases. New York Times: Questions Rise on Preparations at Hospitals to Deal With Ebola “Federal health officials have offered repeated assurances that most American hospitals can safely treat Ebola, but Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which had years of preparation for…

Ebola Enters U.S. Politics As Issue In Mid-Term Elections

News outlets discuss how U.S. political parties are using the Ebola epidemic in their mid-term election campaign strategies. The Hill: GOP amplifies calls for Ebola czar “A growing number of Republicans are accusing President Obama of leadership failures on Ebola and urging him to hand over the government response to…

Europe Taking Steps To Increase Ebola Efforts In West Africa, Spain

Reuters published several articles discussing how Europe is addressing the Ebola epidemic. Reuters: Diplomats discuss E.U. military coordination against Ebola “European Union diplomats will discuss a plan to give the E.U. a coordinating role for European military missions countering the spread of Ebola in West Africa. E.U. officials and diplomats…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. New York Times: The Worsening Ebola Crisis Editorial Board “…The pace of international aid needs to be stepped up dramatically. … President Obama needs personally to ramp up the urgency of the American response and the level…

USAID Blog Post Recognizes International Day For Disaster Reduction

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Reducing Disaster Risk for All Generations Laura Powers, senior humanitarian adviser, and Sara Westrick Schomig, special projects adviser for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, write about the International Day for Disaster Reduction, recognized on October 13. “…This year we pay special attention to the global aging…

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