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WHO Releases 14 Papers Examining Past Year Of West African Ebola Epidemic

News outlets highlight a series of 14 reports released on Thursday by the WHO discussing various aspects of the first-ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Bloomberg News: Ebola Spread After WHO’s 2010 Warning Ignored, Agency Says
“…A WHO review committee convened in 2010 in the aftermath of the swine flu epidemic called for international collaboration to form an ‘extensive global public health reserve workforce’ to counter crises and outbreaks of disease, the Geneva-based health agency said in a report issued Thursday. ‘The world did not respond to these recommendations, with none of these measures fully in place to support a response that could last for many more months to come,’ the report said…” (Lauerman et al., 1/15).

NPR: 14 Takeaways From The 14-Part WHO Report On Ebola
“[Thursday], the World Health Organization issued a 14-part report on Ebola, from the moment it started until now. We asked our team of Ebola correspondents to look at the sections and pull out the points that seemed most interesting — that may have been overlooked or forgotten, stories that show how the virus turned into an epidemic…” (1/15).

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