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U.S. Soldiers Isolated For Ebola Monitoring After West Africa Mission

News outlets report on the Pentagon’s decision to place American soldiers who served in West Africa under isolation at a U.S. military base in Italy to monitor them for Ebola. Foreign Policy: Will the Pentagon Split With the White House on Ebola Response? “As the federal government maintains that quarantines for…

News Outlets Examine Roles Of U.S. Congress, Ebola Coordinator In Epidemic Response

News outlets examine the roles of Congress and the U.S. Ebola coordinator in responding to the Ebola epidemic. CQ News: Congress Has Thin Legislative Record on Combating Disease Outbreaks “Although Congress has publicly fretted over the threat of infectious disease pandemics, there have been few legislative attempts in the last…

Blog Examines Ebola Donor Contributions, Calls for Better Data, Accountability

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: How Much Is Actually Being Spent on Ebola? Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, examines donor funding for Ebola and the discrepancies in reported funding among information sources. She writes, “The importance of reliable information about…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. New England Journal of Medicine: Ebola and Quarantine Editorial Board “The governors of a number of states, including New York and New Jersey, recently imposed 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning to the United States from…

U.S. Congress Scrutinizes Responses To Domestic, West African Ebola Cases

News outlets report on U.S. congressional reactions to the government’s responses to Ebola. The Lancet: U.S. federal health agencies questioned over Ebola response “As U.S. President Barack Obama ramped up the country’s response to the Ebola crisis domestically and abroad, his top health officials attempted, during a tense congressional hearing…

U.S. Envoy Power In West Africa To Assess Ebola Situation, Speak With Leaders

News services report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s travel to three West African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Angry U.S. envoy hits out at global response to Ebola “The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticized the level of international support for nations…

U.S. Military, Civilians Begin Work In West Africa To Respond To Ebola

News outlets report on the U.S. government’s and NGOs’ responses to the Ebola epidemic at home and in West Africa. Reuters: U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team “As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were…

Health Systems In U.S., Africa, Asia Prepare To Diagnose, Care For Ebola Patients

News outlets report on how hospitals in the U.S., Africa, and Asia are preparing to respond to Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm “The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in…

PEPFAR, Elton John Foundation Announce New Public-Private Partnership

News outlets report on an announcement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and singer and activist Elton John on a new HIV/AIDS partnership between PEPFAR and the Elton John Foundation. Metro Weekly: Elton John and PEPFAR team up to fight HIV/AIDS “Secretary Kerry announced that the President’s Emergency Plan…