News Outlets Report On Ebola Outbreak Developments, Including Treatment Of Infected HCWs

News outlets report on developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa, including the treatment of infected health care workers.

ABC News: Ebola-Stricken Countries Scramble to Build Treatment Centers
“Aid groups in West Africa are scrambling to build treatment centers for the growing number of Ebola patients in the region. The latest construction in Kenema, Sierra Leone, will house patients currently flooding the city’s public hospital…” (8/26).

ABC News: 2 African Ebola Patients to Be Discharged From Hospital After Getting ZMapp
“Two African health workers who received doses of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp are set to be discharged from the hospital later this week, a Liberian health official told ABC News today…” (Besser, 8/26).

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers
“Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the West African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said…” (Dosso, 8/26).

Associated Press: Ebola has ‘upper hand’ says U.S. health official
“Ebola still has the ‘upper hand’ in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was in Liberia on Tuesday and later planned to stop in Sierra Leone and Guinea…” (Paye-Layleh, 8/27).

The Guardian: British Ebola patient Will Pooley taking experimental drug ZMapp
“Will Pooley, the first British person to contract the Ebola virus, has been given an experimental drug as part of his treatment in London, it has been revealed on Tuesday…” (Siddique, 8/26).

Reuters: Nigeria says has “thus far contained” Ebola, one case left to treat
“Nigeria’s health minister said on Tuesday authorities had ‘thus far contained’ the Ebola outbreak that started last month, with only one out of 13 confirmed cases still being treated in isolation in the commercial capital Lagos…” (8/27).