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Cuba Urges International Community To Further Engage In Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on a regional summit on Ebola held in Cuba on Monday, as well as Cuba’s efforts to address Ebola in West Africa. Al Jazeera: Cuba punches above its weight in Ebola fight “Cuba offered to collaborate with the United States to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…

WHO Emergency Committee On Ebola To Evaluate Scope Of Outbreak

Reuters: WHO’s emergency committee on Ebola to meet Wednesday “The World Health Organization’s emergency committee on Ebola will meet on Wednesday to review the scope of the outbreak and whether additional measures are needed, a WHO spokeswoman said on Tuesday. ‘This is the third time this committee will meet since…

U.S. CDC, DoD Announce Measures To Improve Responses To Domestic Ebola Cases

News outlets report the U.S. CDC and Department of Defense have announced measures to improve responses to potential domestic Ebola cases. The Hill: Feds tighten rules for Ebola care at hospitals “Federal health officials are tightening the rules for Ebola care after facing a storm of criticism over the way…

White House, Congress To Discuss Ebola Funding, U.S. Response

News outlets examine discussions between the White House and Congress on U.S. funding for Ebola efforts, as well as upcoming congressional actions on the epidemic. CQ News: Ebola Funding Likely to Top Lame-Duck Agenda “Ebola funding is shaping up to be a top issue for the lame duck, with the White…

Foreign Policy Examines How Nigeria Stopped Ebola Outbreak, Lessons For U.S.

Foreign Policy: In Fight to Stop Ebola, Nigeria Got Right Everything America Got Wrong “…So how did Nigeria, a country with poor public health infrastructure and a GDP of $510 billion, manage to contain the disease when the United States, a country with sophisticated public health infrastructure and a GDP…

South Korea To Send Doctors To West Africa, Pledges $5.6M For Ebola Efforts

Associated Press: South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region “South Korea will send doctors, nurses, and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help…

Decade-Old SARS Outbreak Offers Some Lessons For Ebola Efforts

Los Angeles Times: More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola “…Before the current outbreak of Ebola virus, there was SARS. More than a decade ago, it blew up across East Asia and spread to Canada and the United States. … The 21st century’s first brush with a…

Jamaica Declares ‘National Emergency’ Over Chikungunya Outbreak

Telesur: Jamaica Declares State of Emergency over Chikungunya Virus “Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced that the island nation is in a ‘national emergency’ this week over the outbreak of chikungunya…” (10/19).

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