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Ebola 2014

List of news articles related to the 2014 Ebola outbreak concentrated in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
Ebola Security Theater
Here are the facts about the state of the Ebola crisis. In West Africa, more than 8,000 people have contracted the disease and nearly half have died. In the U.S., there's just one confirmed case-that of Thomas Duncan, the Liberian man who passed away in Dallas on Wednesday.
Liberia children orphaned, ostracized by Ebola
From Yahoo News: MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - First 16-year-old Promise Cooper's mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way to the hospital. The following month, her father developed the same headache and fever, and her baby brother grew listless.
Ebola Fears Are Triggering Mass Hypochondria
Anxiety over Ebola may be more contagious than the virus itself.
The Hole in Obama's "Whole of Government" Response to Ebola
The Obama administration has mobilized a number of government agencies to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and to prevent its spread into the U.S. At the front line of the administration's response is the Pentagon, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S.
Todays post is written by Jeff Kaliner. Kaliner is a public health emergency preparedness professional with twelve years in the field. For the last few years he has spent an unreasonable amount of time considering the intersection between complexity science, lessons that never get learned and homeland security.
Ebola Help for Sierra Leone Is Nearby, but Delayed on the Docks
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - It has been sitting idly on the docks for nearly two months: a shipping container packed with protective gowns, gloves, stretchers, mattresses and other medical supplies needed to help fight Sierra Leone's exploding Ebola epidemic.
The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists
As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region. Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia assembling treatment centers and fighting the deadly virus.
U.S. Troops Battling Ebola Get Off to Slow Start in Africa
The American military effort against history's deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn't fast enough to check a virus that is spreading at a terrifying clip. (Further reading: Number being screened for Ebola in Texas grows to 80).
Global | Ebola in West Africa: heading for catastrophe?
When used to describe outbreaks of infectious diseases, the word "exponential" strikes fear into the hearts of policymakers. But epidemiologists tracking the spread of Ebola virus disease are increasingly convinced that the current epidemic in West Africa has been growing exponentially for at least 16 weeks, since May 2014 (epidemiological week 21 of 2014, see figure).
Global | What this - the largest Ebola outbreak in history - tells the world
What does this outbreak, that has been making media headlines for months, tell us about the state of the world at large? What does it tell world leaders, and the citizens who elect them, about the state and status of public health? WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, sees six specific things.
Ebola Outbreak 2014 - 2015: Information Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S.
Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola
From Yahoo News: FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and other West African countries struggle to control the Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives.
Norway to give Liberia $150m to fight illegal logging that may spread Ebola
Norway will give Liberia up to $150m (£92.1m) over the next six years to fund protective measures aimed at stamping out illegal logging in its agricultural sector, which some scientists believe may have contributed to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead
Now watching A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa's current outbreak.
Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead
Now watching A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa's current outbreak.
In Guinea, 2,000 Young People to Educate Public on Ebola
The Guinean government says it is sending 2,000 young people door to door to educate families about Ebola. The initiative comes after the brutal killings of eight health workers and journalists as they traveled in the southeast as part of a government convoy to raise awareness about the virus.
Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio
Every day, 17-year-old Kaday goes to school by turning on the radio. She's one of the million school-age children in Sierra Leone who've had no classroom to go to since July. That's when the government shuttered all schools to curb the spread of Ebola. But that doesn't mean the kids have stopped learning.
Ebola: What IS Terrifying
In which John discusses the ebola outbreaks in the United States, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, and how best to deal with them. Sources and resources below: This Economist story is a great introduction to where we stand with the epidemic: http://www.economist.com/news/international/21625813-ebola-epidemic-west-africa-poses-catastrophic-threat-region-and-could-yet The WHO's weekly situation report update: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/136645/1/roadmapupdate17Oct14_eng.pdf?ua=1 Interview with Bill Gates I paraphrased: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/bill-gates-ebola-shutting-down-healthcare-system-african-countries Oxfam expresses concern that ebola could be "the definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation."
Fake news sites are using Facebook to spread Ebola panic
"We've seen stories on satire sites - fake news sites - getting tremendous traction because they feed on people's fears," says Craig Silverman, the founder of Emergent.Info. "It's really becoming an epidemic now." Silverman launched Emergent with Columbia's Tow Center for Digital Journalism last month to track the spread of rumors online in real time.
Beating Ebola through a national plan
John T. Fox is president and chief executive of Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. The appointment of Ebola czar Ron Klain is an important initial step in mobilizing a coordinated national effort to confront this deadly virus. As the first U.S.
Ebola Resources | Natural Hazards Center
A list of Ebola related resources compiled by the Natural Hazards Center
The NYC Ebola patient has turned us all into spies
Craig Spencer is now the most-watched man in New York. Last night, the 33-year-old doctor was confirmed as New York's first case of Ebola. In the hours since, detectives and reporters have pored over every detail of his seven days in New York.
Quarantining health workers could worsen Ebola epidemic, officials say
Top Obama administration officials publicly warned Sunday that mandatory quarantines in the U.S. of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who have traveled to Africa to help Ebola patients risked worsening the epidemic.
AIDS activists to protest 'hysterical' US Ebola response
On Thursday, protests by the country's leading HIV/AIDS activists over the mandatory quarantines imposed on health care workers returning from the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa are set to hit a boiling point. RELATED: Obama on Ebola: 'We can't hermetically seal ourselves off' Led by ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), activists will march from Bellevue Hospital, where U.S.
Nurse's ordeal reveals uncoordinated state, federal Ebola policies | Al Jazeera America
The first public protests by a U.S. citizen forcibly quarantined over Ebola fears has highlighted how politics is complicating the response of state and federal authorities to the deadly virus, say public health experts and civil rights advocates.