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HHS Announces $25M Contract For Ebola Drug Research; CDC Asks U.S. Colleges To Take Precautions

News outlets report on U.S. health agencies’ actions in light of the West African Ebola outbreak.

CQ HealthBeat: HHS Boosts Ebola Drug Development, but Not Fast Enough to Stop Outbreak
“Federal officials announced Tuesday a $25 million contract to accelerate development of the drug that has performed spectacularly to stop Ebola in limited animal testing. But an infectious diseases specialist warned that even if it works well in humans, the compound can’t be made quickly enough to alter the course of the current epidemic in West Africa…” (Reichard, 9/2).

New York Times: U.S. Health Agency Advises More Vigilance on Campuses
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised American colleges and universities, and any students or staff arriving from nations hit by the Ebola virus, to take precautions against spreading the disease that go beyond what most schools have done…” (Pérez-Peña, 9/2).

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