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Mali Confirms New Ebola Case

Reuters: Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse “Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the hemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday. ……

CDC Director Recognizes Work Of Ebola HCWs, Public Health Specialists

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Tom Frieden: What I’m Thankful For CDC Director Tom Frieden recognizes frontline health workers and public health specialists in West Africa, expressing his appreciation and thanks for their work containing the Ebola epidemic (11/24).

HIV Evolving Into Less Virulent Form, Scientists Report

Al Jazeera: Study: HIV causing AIDS ‘weakening over time’ “The rapid evolution of HIV, a human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa…” (12/2). BBC News: HIV evolving ‘into milder form’ “…The findings in Proceedings of the…

NIAID Director, Global AIDS Coordinator Discuss U.S. Ebola Efforts With Diplomatic Corps

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Dr. Fauci Updates the Diplomatic Corps on the U.S. Response to the Ebola Virus Crisis Sheila Weir, public affairs officer, and Stephen Murphy, policy adviser in the Office of Global Health Diplomacy, discuss remarks made by Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH’s National Institute of…

MSF Says International Ebola Response Needs Additional Coordination, Funding, Staff

News outlets report on a briefing paper released by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) criticizing the response to Ebola in West Africa. The Guardian: World’s Ebola response slow, patchy and inadequate, Médecins Sans Frontières says “The medical NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a scathing attack on the international community…

Ugandan Nurse Accused Of Attempting To Infect Child With HIV Freed By Appeals Court Ruling

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Rosemary Namubiru is free: A case of reckless, negligent reporting continues Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on the outcome of an appeal by Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru, who…

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