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GSK To Start Clinical Tests For Ebola Vaccine

News outlets report on GlaxoSmithKline’s announcement that it will begin to clinically test an Ebola vaccine. The Hill: Glaxo to start clinical trials for Ebola vaccine “British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will start clinically testing an Ebola vaccine as international health workers struggle to contain an outbreak of the deadly disease. Glaxo…

Liberia To Receive Experimental Drug To Treat Two Doctors With Ebola

News outlets report on Liberia’s announcement that it would receive sample doses of an experimental drug to treat two doctors infected with Ebola. Associated Press: Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug “Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to…

Health Care Workers Face Threat Of Ebola Infections

News outlets report on efforts to reduce Ebola infections among health care workers. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Must reduce infections among doctors, nurses to get Ebola under control, USAID says “Reducing Ebola infections among doctors, nurses, and morgue workers is a priority in the struggle to control the outbreak of the…

WHO Panel Says It Is Ethical To Use Experimental Ebola Drugs

News outlets report on a statement from the WHO that a panel has reached consensus that it is ethical to offer experimental treatment as prevention for Ebola. Associated Press: U.N.: It’s ethical to try untested Ebola medicines “The World Health Organization declared Tuesday that it’s ethical to use unproven Ebola drugs and vaccines…

Blogs Address Ebola Control Efforts

Blogs discuss responses to the Ebola outbreak. CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite CDC Director Tom Frieden discusses the efforts of the CDC and WHO to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent future outbreaks from…

Ebola Death Toll Tops 1,000

News outlets report on the growing death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press/Washington Post: Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1,000 “The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000…” (8/11). Reuters: West African Ebola outbreak…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response

The following opinion pieces discuss the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Bloomberg Businessweek: The Ebola Outbreak Shows Why the Global Health System Is Broken Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…[T]he Ebola outbreak is a wake-up call to governments everywhere: The international…

Polio In Pakistan Threatens Global Goal, Polio Achievements In Other Countries

Times of India: WHO says polio virus from Pak has spread to Israel, Iraq “India may be gearing up against Ebola but a more serious threat is at hand. One of 21st century’s greatest public health achievements — India wiping out polio, is now under serious threat from across its…

HIV/AIDS Remains ‘Urgent Threat’ In Africa

Inter Press Service/AllAfrica: Africa: Stigma Still a Major Roadblock for Aids Fight in Africa “Though West Africa’s massive Ebola outbreak may be dominating the spotlight within the global health community, HIV/AIDS remains an enormous issue for Africa as a whole — a sentiment that Washington officials made clear this week…

Public Health Measures Should Bring Ebola Outbreak ‘Under Control’

New York Times: Controlling the Ebola Epidemic Editorial Board “On Friday, the World Health Organization formally declared an international public health emergency in response to what its director general, Dr. Margaret Chan, called ‘the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak’ of the deadly Ebola virus ‘in the nearly four-decade history…

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