Tag Archives: Ebola

Chances of Ebola Spreading in New York City Low

There is reason to be optimistic that the disease will not spread and the people of New York City will be safe.

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What West Africa Can Teach the U.S. About Ebola

Nigeria and Senegal have declared victory on Ebola even as healthcare workers in Texas contract it. Texas is not West Africa. But every once in a while, the West African example is worth following.

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Liberians in US Face Worsening Ebola Stigma

There seems a growing perception in the U.S. that anyone of African descent may be carrying Ebola. And whether that person visited any of the affected countries in Africa recently appears to be of little relevance. 

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4 Reasons Why A Travel Ban Won’t Solve the Ebola Crisis

Banning flights from Ebola-stricken countries sounds like a logical step to contain the spread of an outbreak that’s been spiraling out of control in West Africa for months. But the policies that give people a sense of security aren’t always the ones that get the best results from a global health perspective.

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Washington Wakes Up to Ebola Threat

despite drawing tens of millions of dollars in government funding, Ebola research has dragged on for years, and the handful of biotechnology firms that are developing vaccines and treatments for the hemorrhagic fever were caught unawares by the epidemic.

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Nigeria Was Slow to Act on Ebola

Ebola has reached Lagos, the most populous city in the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria had ample time to prepare for Ebola but it did little about this right up until the moment Patrick Sawyer, the first ever recorded case in the country, came to Nigeria and collapsed in a Lagos hospital.

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