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CDC Confirms Second U.S. Ebola Case As Dallas Health Worker Tests Positive For Virus

News outlets report on the CDC’s confirmation that a Dallas health worker who treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week has tested positive for the virus, marking the first case of Ebola transmission in the U.S. Associated Press: Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola (Merchant, 10/13).…

U.S. Officials Comment On Dallas Ebola Cases, Research Into Vaccines

News outlets report on U.S. health officials’ statements about the U.S. Ebola cases and research for a vaccine. Agence France-Presse: First U.S. Ebola infection result of ‘protocol breach’ “A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, authorities confirmed, blaming a safety breach…

Sierra Leone, Liberia Face Challenges In Controlling Ebola Epidemic

News outlets report on challenges faced in responding to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the worst-hit nations. New York Times: Officials Admit a ‘Defeat’ by Ebola in Sierra Leone “Acknowledging a major ‘defeat’ in the fight against Ebola, international health officials battling the epidemic in…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Bloomberg View: Africa’s Ebola and Asia’s Obligation Editorial Board “…With more than 8,000 documented [Ebola] cases and 4,000 reported deaths in West Africa, the epidemic is outstripping international efforts to contain it — and Asian countries in…

Press Releases, Blog Post Discuss U.S. Reponse, World Bank Report On Ebola

The following press releases and blog post discuss U.S. efforts to contain Ebola and a new World Bank report on the disease’s potential economic impacts. USAID: USAID Administrator Shah Travels to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Liberia,…

State Department Blog Posts, Press Release Discuss International Day Of The Girl Child

The U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog features several posts about the International Day of the Girl Child, recognized on October 11, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released remarks to honor the day. DipNote: Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls are a Smart Investment…

U.S. Health System Prepared For More Ebola Cases, HHS Secretary Says

News outlets report on HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s statement on Thursday that the U.S. health system is prepared to respond to additional Ebola cases should they arise. The Hill: HHS: There may be more Ebola cases “More cases of the Ebola virus could be found in the United States,…

First African Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Mali

News outlets report on the beginning of the first African Ebola vaccine trial. The Hill: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Africa “The first Ebola vaccine trial in Africa has started under the supervision of the University of Maryland, according to a report. Three health care workers in Mali received the…

Grand Challenges Encourage Global Health Innovation

News outlets report on the Grand Challenges, which invite innovators to develop novel technologies to solve global health problems. The Economist: Global health: A new challenge “Ten years ago the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began divvying up the money for what it hoped would be a novel approach to…

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