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September 2, 2014

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Experts, Politicians Speak Out On Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets summarize statements made by experts and politicians on efforts to contain the West African Ebola outbreak. The Hill: U.S. should do more to contain Ebola outbreak, Sen. McCain says “The U.S. should do more, including possibly dispatching military assets, to combat the Ebola outbreak roiling at least five…

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Senegal Becomes 5th West African Nation To Record Ebola Case

News outlets report on the first case of Ebola detected in Senegal, the fifth country in West Africa to record a case of the disease. Agence France-Presse: Ebola hits fifth W. African state as Senegal confirms first case “The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West…

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U.N. Agencies Warn Of Food Shortages In Ebola-Hit Nations; WFP Needs $70M To Feed 1.3M

News outlets report on U.N. warnings that the Ebola outbreak is threatening food security in affected countries. Agence France-Presse: ‘Grave concerns’ over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: U.N. “The United Nations warned on Tuesday of ‘grave food security concerns’ in the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak…

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Ebola Outbreak Having Devastating Effects On HCWs, Health Systems In West Africa

News outlets report on how the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is affecting health care workers and health systems. Agence France-Presse: Ebola epidemic decimating health workers in Guinea “…The World Health Organization said last week that more than 120 health workers across the region had died during the ‘unprecedented’ outbreak…

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Nigeria Records Another Ebola Case; Total Reaches 17

Reuters: Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total “Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country’s total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday…” (Eboh/Cocks, 9/1).

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2 More HCWs Survive Ebola After Receiving ZMapp; Small Study Shows Drug Effective Among Infected Lab Monkeys

News outlets report on two medical workers’ release from hospital after they were treated with ZMapp, an experimental drug, and cleared of the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, a small study shows the drug is effective among Ebola-infected lab monkeys. Associated Press: Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug “A Liberian health worker…

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Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine From West Point Neighborhood

News outlets report on the lifting of a quarantine order in place for 10 days in the Liberian neighborhood of West Point. New York Times: Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum “Liberia’s government announced Friday night that it would lift an Ebola quarantine on a large slum here in…

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Fighting In Pakistan Impacts Country’s Efforts To Eradicate Polio

New York Times: How Fighting in Pakistan Affects War Against Polio “Fierce fighting in Pakistan is harming and helping the country’s drive to eradicate polio. … [I]n three months of fighting between the armed forces and the Taliban, nearly a million people have been displaced, spreading the virus, according to…

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Libya’s Health Ministry Fears ‘Total Collapse’ Of Health Care System Due To Unrest

IRIN: Libyan health care on life support “The political chaos and unrest in Libya is taking a serious toll on health services, with the departure of medical staff and humanitarian agencies increasing the strain on health workers seeking to treat those injured in the clashes taking place since June…” (9/2).

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