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News Outlets Report On Latest U.S. Responses To Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on the latest U.S. responses to Ebola, including how the U.S. health care system is preparing for and may be impacted by Ebola.

The Hill: Obama offers condolences to Ebola victims
“President Obama on Thursday offered condolences to the victims of the deadly Ebola outbreak plaguing West Africa in phone calls with the leaders of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Obama told Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma that the United States was committed to helping contain the outbreak, according to the White House…” (Sink, 8/14).

NPR: What The U.S. Health Care System Can Learn From Ebola Outbreak
“The WHO selected [Jeanine Thomas, a patient advocate,] to serve on the ethics committee that recommended making experimental drugs available to Ebola patients in West Africa. … Here she discusses why the Ebola decision has relevance for the U.S. health care system…” (Allen 8/15).

New York Times: Hospitals in the U.S. Get Ready for Ebola
“Hospitals nationwide are hustling to prepare for the first traveler from West Africa who arrives in the emergency room with symptoms of infection with the Ebola virus…” (Saint Louis, 8/15).

New York Times: Treatment in U.S. Is Rare Chance to Study Ebola
“The care that Mrs. Writebol and Dr. Brantly [the two Americans with Ebola flown back to the U.S.] are receiving at Emory is expected to greatly improve their odds of recovery. And they are providing a rare opportunity to study the disease with extensive testing not available in Africa…” (Grady, 8/17).