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U.S. Domestic Ebola Response Requires ‘Appropriate Sense Of Urgency’, Says Obama

The Hill: Obama calls for ‘appropriate sense of urgency’ on Ebola efforts “President Barack Obama urged 1,500 state health leaders on Wednesday to do their part to prevent the spread of Ebola, calling them ‘partners in this fight’ against the deadly disease. Speaking hours after the first U.S. Ebola patient…

White House Announces Enhanced Ebola Screening At Five U.S. Airports

News outlets report on the White House announcement that increased screening for Ebola will be put in place at five major U.S. airports for those arriving from the West African countries hardest hit by the virus. The Hill: WH: Ebola screening will reach 94 percent arriving in U.S. from West…

U.S. Trains Health Care Workers To Respond To Ebola In West Africa

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Steps Up Training of Health Workers in Ebola Fight The newspaper describes “…a three-day course set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare medical workers to deploy to West Africa. … The CDC course is instructing 36 medical staff this week, and…

Texas Ebola Patient Dies

News outlets report on the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. The Atlantic: The Texas Ebola Patient Has Died “Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died [Wednesday] morning, a spokesman for the…

U.K. Commits Military Personnel, Resources To Ebola Response In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on a pledge from the U.K. to send military personnel and other resources to Sierra Leone to help contain Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Britain sends 750 military personnel to combat Ebola “Britain is sending 750 military personnel, a medical ship, and three helicopters to Sierra Leone to help…

European Nations Work To Ramp Up Ebola Efforts In West Africa

New York Times: European Leaders Scramble to Upgrade Response to Ebola Crisis “…Now, with Europe grappling with the first case of Ebola transmitted on its soil after news on Monday that a nurse in Madrid had been infected, European leaders are scrambling to coordinate and ramp up their response to…

Spanish Ebola Case Likely Due To Human Error

News outlets continue to report on the first case of Ebola transmission outside of West Africa and how the Spanish nurse with Ebola may have contracted the disease. New York Times: Officials Cite Error With Gloves in Spanish Case of Ebola “Spanish health officials began to explain Wednesday how an…

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