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Media Sources Continue To Report On CDC, WHO Estimates Of Ebola’s Spread

News outlets continue to report on CDC and WHO predictions of┬áthe growth of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Atlantic: Chasing Ebola (Elliot, 9/23). CQ HealthBeat: CDC Says Swift Global Response May Stem Ebola Outbreak (Reichard, 9/23). The Hill: CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by January (Viebeck, 9/23).…

More HCWs Dead From Ebola Than Previously Thought, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO revises up number of health workers killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone “Thirty more health care workers have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone than previously thought, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, suggesting the risk to medical staff may have been understated…” (Miles, 9/23).

E.U., U.S. Assess Readiness To Contain Ebola Within Their Borders

News outlets report on E.U. and U.S. preparedness to contain Ebola if the disease were to reach their borders. Associated Press: Ebola threat to E.U. is ‘low’ but readiness needed “E.U. health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is ‘low’ but that they…

Pope Francis, International Aid Groups Call For Increased Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on calls for greater assistance in West African nations hit by Ebola. Associated Press: Pope urges international aid to fight Ebola “Pope Francis is urging international assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Francis also urged the 30,000 people who attended his weekly general audience on…

Liberia Struggles With HCW, Food Shortages Amid Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on Liberia’s continuing shortage of health care workers and increasing threats to food security as Ebola continues to spread. Reuters: Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help against Ebola: U.N. “Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of…

International Community Testing Its Luck By Not Adequately Responding To Ebola

Financial Times: A ravenous Ebola epidemic that the world could have stopped Anjana Ahuja, science journalist “…A lack of leadership has been almost as terrifying as the [Ebola] virus, turning an avoidable crisis into a man-made catastrophe. … We have survived globe-threatening ailments such as bird flu and severe acute…

Photojournalist’s Posts For USAID Blog To Bring ‘Unique Angles’ To Ebola Story

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Powering The Ebola Response: Monrovia’s Island Clinic The blog features the first in a series of posts from “photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight on Ebola. Her photo series and blogs from the team will offer unique angles…

Ebola Death Toll Exceeds 2,800; Outbreaks Contained In Senegal, Nigeria, DRC

News outlets report on the new Ebola death toll estimate and the containment of the outbreak in Senegal and Nigeria, as well as an unrelated Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO “The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now…