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Large Ebola Vaccine Trial Could Begin In January In West Africa, WHO Says

News outlets report on efforts to develop Ebola vaccines and therapies. Associated Press: WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January (Heilprin, 10/21). The Hill: Ebola vaccine to begin trials in West Africa in January (Ferris, 10/21). New York Times: Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, WHO Says…

Cuba’s Response To Ebola Outbreak Receives Attention, Praise

News outlets report on Cuba’s contributions to Ebola efforts in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Cuban response to Ebola outbreak helps thaw relations with U.S. “Cuba’s contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations…

Two High-Profile Ebola Patients Cleared Of Disease In Spain, U.S.

News outlets report that a Spanish nurse and an American cameraman have recovered from Ebola virus disease. CNN: Freelance cameraman free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital “Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the…

Ebola Challenges West Africa’s Tenuous Stability

New York Times: Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa “…Ebola is fast washing away the small gains made over the last decade in war-scarred parts of West Africa, as schools shut down, immunization campaigns are suspended, and a food crisis looms as farmers abandon their fields…” (Sengupta, 10/21).

China Evacuates Workers From West Africa, Impacting Economy

Wall Street Journal: Ebola Fears Spark China Pullback in West Africa “…China’s massive commercial footprint in Africa has grown despite civil wars and military coups. Ebola is a different story. Companies from the continent’s largest trade partner have evacuated scores of workers from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa — curtailing…

New Yorker Article Explores History Of Ebola Epidemic, Research Into Therapies

New Yorker: The Ebola Wars “…After Ebola infected the boy, it went from him to his mother, who died, to his three-year-old sister, who died, and to their grandmother, who died, and then it left the village and began moving through the human population of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorial and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. New York Times: Some Good News on the Ebola Front Editorial Board “…Both [Nigeria and Senegal, each recently declared Ebola-free after outbreaks,] will need to keep their guards up. As long as the epidemic rages out of…

Blog Posts Discuss Ebola Epidemic Responses

The following blog posts discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Views From The Center”: Six Reasons an Ebola Travel Ban Makes Us No Safer — and No Sense (Moss/Kenny, 10/21). Defeat DD: Secret to Nigeria’s success in overcoming Ebola: ORS (Simpson, 10/21). Health Affairs Blog:…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Updated Poll Data on Americans’ Views On Ebola

Kaiser Family Foundation: Data Note: Update On Public Confidence In U.S. Health Institutions To Deal With Ebola In light of the evolving news regarding the cases of Ebola in the U.S., the Kaiser Family Foundation re-surveyed the American public from October 17-19 to determine whether confidence in health authorities to…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss various issues surrounding the Ebola epidemic. Wall Street Journal: Poll: Most Americans Positive About Ebola Response Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family Foundation “…[T]he American people have remained levelheaded [about Ebola in the U.S.]. … The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted…

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