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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 142 New Cases, 77 Deaths
    Between August 19 and 20, 2014, a total of 142 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 77 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Questions have been received at the World Health ...More
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  • New CDC Video Addresses Infection Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals
    The Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the affected countries to the United States. In the CDC Expert Commentary series on Medscape, Dr. David Kuhar, healthcare infection control team lead for the CDC Ebola ...More
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  • Saudi Arabia Supports WHO's Response to the Iraq Health Crisis
    Humanitarian health services in Iraq have received a much-needed boost through a $49 million grant provided by Saudi Arabia to the World Health Organization (WHO) for its response to the health crisis facing millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Iraq. The ...More
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  • Bioethicists Say Experimental Ebola Drugs Must be Fairly Distributed, Tested Ethically
    Researchers and health authorities need to ensure that experimental drugs to treat Ebola are distributed fairly, and in the context of randomized controlled trials, according to a new Viewpoint, published in The Lancet today. Leading bioethicists professor Ezekiel Emanuel, ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 221 New Cases, 106 Deaths
    Between August 17 and 18, 2014, a total of 221 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 106 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to engage in ...More
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  • Spreading the Word About Ebola Through Music
    “Take away the fear, don’t hide yourself. People can still survive from Ebola,” so say the lyrics of the Ebola Rap, a song written by Charles Yegba, a Liberian artist seeking to raise awareness about the virus in his community. ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 113 New Cases, 84 Deaths
    Between August 14 and 16, 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The response of the World Health Organization (WHO) and ...More
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  • On World Humanitarian Day WHO Calls for Protection of Healthcare Workers in Conflicts, Disasters
    As major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for an end to the targeting of healthcare workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right ...More
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  • 10 Things to Know About Ebola
    The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for the University of Kansas Hospital offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases Are ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 152 New Cases, 76 Deaths
    Between Aug. 12-13, 2014, a total of 152 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 76 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Some airlines and social media and traditional media vehicles ...More
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