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CDC Researchers Create Synthetic Ebola Virus To Test Experimental Treatments, Diagnostics

CBS DFW: Research Shows Two Treatments Effective Against Deadly Ebola Strain “New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows two investigational Ebola treatments used in the ongoing outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are effective in laboratory studies. … The treatments — the antiviral remdesivir…

WHO, U.S. Must Step Up DRC Ebola Response Efforts

Washington Post: It’s time to declare a public health emergency on Ebola Ronald A. Klain, Washington Post contributing columnist, White House Ebola response coordinator from 2014 to 2015, and adviser to Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign; and Daniel Lucey, senior scholar with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law…

U.N. Leaders Call For Additional International Support For DRC Ebola Response After Case Detected In Border City; U.K. Urges Other Governments To Step Up As U.S., E.U. Promise Increased Contributions

Associated Press: The Latest: U.S., E.U. promise support to tackle Ebola “The top U.S. diplomat in Geneva says the United States will ‘provide more in the coming months’ to help respond to the Ebola outbreak, while the European Union ambassador says the bloc will examine possibilities to scale up its…

WHO Convenes Emergency Committee To Reconsider DRC Ebola Outbreak International Emergency; DRC Health Minister Refuses Testing Of Additional Vaccine; Children Impacted Heavily, U.N. Says

CIDRAP News: WHO will take up Ebola emergency declaration question for a fourth time “[Today] Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, the director general for the World Health Organization (WHO), will reconvene the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations to consider yet again if the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…

WHO Declares DRC Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency; Committee Cites Disease’s Spread, Violence Against Health Workers, Delays In Funding As Reasons

Associated Press: Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency “The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people…” (Cheng/Keaten, 7/17). Devex: Breaking: WHO declares global public health…

Disease X Reflects Potential For Unexpected Pandemic Threats, Blog Post Says

American Council on Science and Health: Disease X: Which Plague Is Coming Next? Lone Simonsen, professor, and Maarten Van Vijhe, post-doctoral researcher, both at Roskilde University, discuss the addition of Disease X to WHO’s list of priority diseases of concern for public health, writing, “While we don’t know what Disease…

Some Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Represent More Than Strictly Medical Challenge

Washington Post: The vaccine challenge isn’t just about getting shots Editorial Board “Ebola, measles, and polio can all be prevented with vaccines that provide high degrees of immunity. Yet outbreaks of all three rumble on in different places, causing illness and death. While the technology of vaccines can always be…

Following Appointment Of Presidential Ebola Task Force, Communications On DRC Outbreak In Flux; Islamists Attack Two Towns In Ebola Zone, Killing 12

Associated Press: Ebola vaccine’s promise undermined by deep distrust in Congo “…Deep distrust — along with political instability and deadly violence — has severely undermined efforts by public health authorities in Congo to curb the outbreak by tracing and vaccinating those who may have come into contact with infected people…”…

U.S. Should Increase Global Health Funding For Fragile States To Prevent Spread Of Disease, Shore Up Regional Stability, Prevent Humanitarian Disasters, Opinion Piece Says

Foreign Policy: In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long Shannon Kellman, deputy policy director at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer at the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and a distinguished…

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