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Health Officials’ Handling Of First U.S. Ebola Case Raises Questions

News outlets report on issues surrounding the first U.S. Ebola case, including how the case is being handled by health officials. New York Times: Dallas Hospital Alters Account, Raising Questions on Ebola Case “Health officials’ handling of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States continued to raise questions…

News Outlets Report On Medical Research Surrounding Ebola, Other NTDs

News outlets report on medical research related to potential Ebola treatments and vaccines, as well as research related to other neglected tropical diseases. The Guardian: Ebola is in America — and, finally, within range of Big Pharma “As the Ebola epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, with more than…

Nextgov Examines How Steven VanRoekel Will Contribute Tech Ideas To Ebola Response

Nextgov: Here’s How the Incoming USAID Tech Guru Plans to Fight Ebola “Ruggedized tablets, belt-worn printers, and a high-tech alternative to the stiflingly hot protective gear health care workers must wear when dealing with patients. Those are some of the technology tools the incoming chief innovation officer at the U.S.…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ongoing Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Wall Street Journal: The Ebola Stand Editorial Board “…Ebola is stoppable and there’s little reason to think that the world’s leading disease experts at the CDC aren’t ready to combat its spread — except these days government…

U.S.-India Partnership Must Include Engagement In Public Health

Huffington Post: Fulfilling the U.S. and India’s Extraordinary Promise Through Public Health Akash Goel, resident physician in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the United States has ushered in a wave of newly found interest and enthusiasm in U.S.-India engagement. There…

USAID Economist Writes About Ebola’s Impacts On Liberia

USAID Chief Economist Stephen O’Connell writes about the Ebola epidemic’s impacts on Liberia. IMPACTblog: Standing with Liberia to Reverse Ebola’s ‘Spillover’ Effects “…Ebola threatens not only lives, but livelihoods. The main driver of economic impacts is not the loss of labor to sickness and death, or even the major diversion…

U.N., U.S. Move Forward With Ebola Efforts, Recruiting Qualified Staff Remains Challenge

News outlets report on U.N. and U.S. efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa, and the challenges aid agencies face in treating patients. Agence France-Presse: Stopping global Ebola spread ‘world’s highest priority’: U.N. “The U.N. launched a mission Thursday to prevent the global spread of Ebola, describing the epidemic as…

Liberian President Says U.S., U.N. Grim Ebola Forecasts Wrong, Epidemic Stabilizing

News outlets report on comments the Liberian president made during a FRANCE 24 interview, saying that U.S. and U.N. Ebola estimates were wrong and the Ebola crisis is stabilizing in the country. FRANCE 24: Exclusive: Liberian president dismisses grim Ebola forecast “In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Liberia’s President Ellen…

Congress Members Speak Out On U.S. Ebola Response; Sen. Moran Calls For ‘Ebola Czar’

News outlets report on U.S. Congress members’ comments on the Ebola epidemic, including calls for an “Ebola czar.” BuzzFeed: Who’s Actually Leading The U.S. Response To The Ebola Epidemic “America’s Ebola effort lacks a leader, a key senator told BuzzFeed News. With Ebola cases doubling every 24 days in Liberia…

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