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Violence In DRC Continues To Hinder Ebola Outbreak Response

The Guardian: Wave of rebel attacks leads to surge in DRC Ebola cases “A wave of attacks by rebels and militia on health officials fighting the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is leading to a surge in reported cases as the response to the lethal disease weakens…”…

Study Estimates 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak Cost At $53B

Reuters: West Africa’s Ebola outbreak cost $53 billion — study “An Ebola outbreak that ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia in 2014 cost economies an estimated $53 billion, according to a study in this month’s Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study aimed to combine the direct economic burden and the…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: U.K. parliament urges making antimicrobial resistance a priority (Dall, 10/23). NPR: A 24-Year-Old Midwife Was Taken Hostage In March — And Killed This Month (Harper, 10/23). Reuters: Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk (Kelland, 10/23). U.N. News: Dramatic funding shortages a ‘severe catastrophe’ for people…

CEPI Study Estimates Potential Cost Of Developing Vaccines For 11 Infectious Diseases

Vox: Scientists have estimated the cost of stopping 11 diseases that could kill millions in a pandemic “…[R]esearchers from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) [last week] published a study in [The] Lancet estimating the cost of developing vaccines for diseases that have the potential to escalate into global…