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Obama Reviews Domestic, International Ebola Efforts In Discussions With Administration Officials, World Leaders

News outlets report on a meeting among U.S. President Barack Obama and high-ranking administration officials and his discussions with world leaders regarding the Ebola epidemic in the U.S. and abroad. Associated Press: Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola “President Barack Obama urged his top national security and public health officials…

Ebola Enters U.S. Politics As Issue In Mid-Term Elections

News outlets discuss how U.S. political parties are using the Ebola epidemic in their mid-term election campaign strategies. The Hill: GOP amplifies calls for Ebola czar “A growing number of Republicans are accusing President Obama of leadership failures on Ebola and urging him to hand over the government response to…

CDC Director Signals ‘Rethink’ Of Domestic Ebola Infection Control Strategy

News outlets report the CDC is rethinking its Ebola strategy to ensure health care worker safety after a nurse who treated an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital contracted the virus. The Hill: Feds rethinking Ebola strategy “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday said it…

Even U.S. Hospitals With Specialized Centers Face Challenges In Treating Ebola Patients

News outlets examine U.S. hospitals’ preparations to handle Ebola cases. New York Times: Questions Rise on Preparations at Hospitals to Deal With Ebola “Federal health officials have offered repeated assurances that most American hospitals can safely treat Ebola, but Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which had years of preparation for…

CDC Director Rejects Travel Ban For Passengers From Ebola-Hit Nations

Reuters: U.S. health officials reject ban on travel from Ebola-stricken countries “The United States has no plans to eliminate travel from countries in West Africa suffering the worst Ebola outbreak on record, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a briefing on…

Europe Taking Steps To Increase Ebola Efforts In West Africa, Spain

Reuters published several articles discussing how Europe is addressing the Ebola epidemic. Reuters: Diplomats discuss E.U. military coordination against Ebola “European Union diplomats will discuss a plan to give the E.U. a coordinating role for European military missions countering the spread of Ebola in West Africa. E.U. officials and diplomats…

Ebola Sparks Debate On How Donors Fund Global Health, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Ebola may change how aid is spent on health care in Africa “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis…” (Wroughton, 10/13).

New York Times Examines Role, Approach Of MSF During Ebola Outbreak

New York Times: Doctors Without Borders Evolves as It Forms the Vanguard in Ebola Fight “…The first to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Doctors Without Borders remains the primary international medical aid group battling the disease there. As local health systems have all but collapsed and most…

New York Times Examines Role Of World Bank President Kim In Ebola Response

New York Times: Head of World Bank Makes Ebola His Mission “…[World Bank President Jim] Kim — a 54-year-old Korean-American whose brash style has alienated many at the bank he leads — [has become] a key figure in a crisis that has exposed yawning gaps in the world’s capacity to…

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Begins Human Trials

News outlets report on the start of clinical trials testing a Canadian Ebola vaccine. Agence France-Presse: Experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine starts human tests (10/13). Globe and Mail: As vaccine trials begin, Canada set to review Ebola strategy (Wingrove, 10/14). Reuters: Human testing begins on NewLink Genetics’ Ebola vaccine (Grover, 10/13).…

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