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Kerry Urges Greater International Response To Ebola

News outlets report on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for intensified international responses to Ebola.

The Guardian: Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV,’ John Kerry warns the world
“Britain and the United States have issued stark warnings that the international community will be responsible for a substantial loss of life in West Africa and a greater threat across the world unless the financial and medical response to the Ebola crisis is intensified. As the World Health Organization (WHO) admitted mishandling the early stages of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a failure to respond could turn Ebola into ‘a scourge like HIV or polio’…” (Watt et al., 10/17).

Wall Street Journal: Kerry to Urge Action Against Islamic State, Ebola in Asia
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will urge Asian leaders Monday to help prevent Islamic State from recruiting and committing terrorism in Southeast Asia and to help keep the Ebola virus from spreading to the region, U.S. officials said. … No cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Asia, but Mr. Kerry will also will have the opportunity to discuss global efforts to protect against the spread of the disease and to support U.N. and U.S.-led efforts to stop the deadly virus…” (10/20).

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