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Lack Of Global Response Contributing To Worsening Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on the responses to and predictions for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Wall Street Journal: Ebola Virus Crisis Worsens for Lack of Global Help
“…The rapid expansion of the Ebola epidemic sends a shrill wake-up call to the global health community and the governments that often provide aid in crises — because so far the nations with the funds and medical resources to help deal with this scourge have offered only a trickle of aid. The lackluster response has compounded the pain and suffering the countries and their people are going through…” (Hinshaw/McKay, 8/29).

Washington Post: Sense of urgency heightens over Ebola crisis
“The Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa will get significantly worse before it subsides, infecting as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, even as U.S. researchers announced plans to begin human safety trials next week in a race to develop an effective vaccine…” (Dennis, 8/28).

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