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Nov 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014

News Scan for Nov 20, 2014

MERS case, death
More chikungunya cases
H10N7 in seals
Polio eradication in Africa

Oct 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014
N-95s and gloves

CDC unveils new PPE guidance for Ebola

The guidance emphasizes unexposed skin and suggests either N-95s or PAPRs for respiratory protection.

Oct 14, 2014

Oct 14, 2014
Ebola workers in Liberia carry a body bag.

CDC to deploy Ebola response team to help hospitals

The CDC has set up a special team to assist any hospital that has a confirmed Ebola patient.

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014
UN flag

UN sets up Ebola headquarters in Ghana

The new UN mission headquarters in Accra will have a strong presence in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Sep 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014
Ebola virus

WHO offers profile of Ebola epidemic and its lessons

Reports trace the evolution of the epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, painting a mostly bleak picture but with glimmers of hope.

Sep 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014
Cuba flag

Cuba commits health workers for Ebola response

As Cuba offers 165 health workers, cases continued unchecked, notably in Monrovia, Liberia.

Sep 05, 2014

Sep 05, 2014
Blood bags

WHO on Ebola: Blood may offer help now, vaccines this fall

Blood products may offer early help, while vaccines may be ready in November.

Sep 04, 2014

Sep 04, 2014
Ebola control trainer

West Africa's Ebola count soars higher

The latest WHO update shows a 20% increase in cases as the organization convenes a meeting of experts to discuss experimental drugs and vaccines.

Sep 03, 2014

Sep 03, 2014
Nigeria map

Quarantine escapee sparked more Ebola in Nigeria

The man infected at least two other people, and officials again stressed urgent steps.

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014
Map of DRC

DRC says its Ebola outbreak not linked to West Africa's

Ebola has struck the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but authorities say it is not the same strain as in West Africa.

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