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NIH Announces American Ebola Patient’s Condition Has Improved

The Guardian: American Ebola patient’s condition improves from ‘serious’ to ‘fair’ “The condition of an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while fighting the outbreak of the disease in Sierra Leone has improved significantly since he arrived in the U.S. earlier this month…” (Gambino, 3/30). The Hill: Condition of…

Sexual Contact May Cause Ebola To Spread, WHO Says

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Ebola virus: Sexual contact may be causing it to spread, World Health Organization says “The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has found evidence that sexual contact may be causing the Ebola virus to spread. A lack of education about treatment has meant sufferers are now hiding…

USG Awards Pharmaceutical Company Funds To Develop Ebola Treatment

The Hill: Feds award company up to $35M to develop Ebola drug “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Tuesday awarded about $12 million to a North Carolina pharmaceutical company that has been developing Ebola treatments. The company, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, has created a ‘promising’ experimental drug that prevents…

Climate Change, Human Interference Create Greater Threat Of Animal-To-Human Disease Outbreaks, U.N. Official Warns

The Independent: World warned: Prepare for more Ebola-like outbreaks “Outbreaks of deadly animal-to-human viruses such as Ebola could become more likely due to climate change and human encroachment into untouched natural habitats, a leading United Nations expert has warned. Dr. David Nabarro, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy on Ebola, told…

Number Of South Korea MERS Cases Rises To 7

Reuters: South Korea’s tally of MERS cases at seven; one suspected patient heads to China “South Korea’s tally of patients of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to seven on Thursday, with authorities saying one suspected victim skipped out of voluntary home quarantine to take a trip to China…” (Kim/Seungyun,…

Blog Post Examines Trail Of Money Related To West African Ebola Epidemic

Humanosphere: Lost on the Ebola money trail In a guest post, journalist Amy Maxmen examines donor pledges and contributions to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, writing, “…Might some donor money have been better spent on the local health system? Maybe. Maybe not. But if budgets continue to be opaque,…

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