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Liberian Doctor Treated With Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Dies

News outlets report on a Liberian doctor who has died of Ebola despite being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. Agence France-Presse: Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies “A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, a minister in the West African nation said…

Flight Restrictions Into, Out Of Ebola-Affected Nations Hampering Outbreak Response, U.N. Warns

U.N. News Centre: Flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola, U.N. cautions “The United Nations [Monday] cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and…

WHO Sending Supplies, Staff To DRC, Where 2 People Have Died Of Ebola

Reuters: WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo “The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area…” (8/25).

Scientists Attempting To Identify Animal Reservoir Of Current Ebola Outbreak

Washington Post: The animal source of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eludes scientists “Along with struggling to stem the spread of Ebola in West Africa, scientists are racing to figure out where the disease came from. … If researchers can figure out which animal carries the virus and how…

Editorials Address Issues Surrounding African Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Financial Times: The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread Editorial Board “…If there is one international organization that is facing up to the task at hand, it is the Nobel Prize-winning agency Médecins Sans Frontières [(MSF)]. … MSF says…

Blog Posts Examine Controversy Over Newsweek’s Ebola Cover Story

The following blog posts examine the controversy over Newsweek’s cover story on Ebola. Humanosphere: Newsweek’s racist and misinformed Ebola cover story Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the controversy over Newsweek’s cover, which features a chimp as the sole cover image and is getting backlash from academics, activists, and diplomats who…

Delayed Ebola Outbreak Response Has Short, Long-Term Impacts

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: The Global Response to the Ebola Fever Epidemic: What Took So Long? Mark Siedner of Harvard Medical School and John Kraemer of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University discuss the impact of the delayed global response to the Ebola epidemic.…

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