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UN News - Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014

UN News - Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014 | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
The World Bank announced today that economic growth estimates in the three countries most affected by the Ebola crisis have been revised sharply downward with the impact totalling well over half a billion dollars in 2014, as the United Nations health agency officially declared the outbreak in Spain over.
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WHO | World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

WHO | World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
WHO press release on Ebola vaccine: Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV is highly effective against Ebola.
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Nigeria: Scientists Fault Who Case Definition On Ebola

Nigeria: Scientists Fault Who Case Definition On Ebola | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
British and Sierra Leonean researchers have called to question the norms set down by the World Health Organisation,WHO, on Ebola case definition after they established that it has a specificity of 31.5 percent, and that at least 9 percent of people that develop the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, could be false negatives because they neither exhibited fever symptoms nor report any Ebola risk exposure.
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WHO | WHO response to the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel report

WHO welcomes the report from the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel and thanks the hard-working members for their rapid review, analysis and recommendations.
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Experts Criticize World Health Organization’s ‘Slow’ Ebola Outbreak Response

Experts Criticize World Health Organization’s ‘Slow’ Ebola Outbreak Response | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
A crisis over the largest Ebola epidemic on record could have been averted if the World Health Organization had moved faster to seek outside support, an international panel of experts has found.
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Ebola Is Wiping Out the World’s Gorillas

Ebola Is Wiping Out the World’s Gorillas | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
In just four decades, Ebola has wiped out one third of the world’s chimp and gorilla populations. If it continues, the results will be devastating.
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Simple systems? Why complexity matters in emerging disease | Mark Brown | TEDxWoking - YouTube

How does people's binary view of the world translate into how we fight emerging disease? How is it helping to understand bees? Let Mark walk you through how ...
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As Korean MERS cases grow, experts analyze patterns

As Korean MERS cases grow, experts analyze patterns | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
Korean cases reach 30, but experts say the outbreak does not differ much from earlier Saudi ones.
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South Korea reports 8 more MERS cases, 1 fatal

South Korea reports 8 more MERS cases, 1 fatal | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
Multiple hospital visits could be fueling the spread to other facilities, and early genetic findings so far don't show worrisome signs.
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Nation's first Mers case strikes

Nation's first Mers case strikes | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
The Public Health Ministry has confirmed the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus infection in the country as medical authorities gave assurances they will do all they can to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Wicked problems and business strategy: is design thinking an answer?

Wicked problems and business strategy: is design thinking an answer? | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
Obesity. Climate change. Brain drain. Tax havens. War in Afghanistan. All have been described as “wicked problems”. UC Berkeley scholars, Rittel and Webber, coined the term in 1973 when they were reacting…
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Liberia reports first Ebola case in 3 months

Liberia reports first Ebola case in 3 months | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
The new case involves a 17-year-old boy whose illness wasn't detected until he died, which is bad news for outbreak containment.
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Ebola threat to Guinea Bissau rises as border zone heats up

Ebola threat to Guinea Bissau rises as border zone heats up | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it

Lets hope we don't see another epidemic foci igniaRed Cross withdraws workers after weekend attacks

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Let's hope we don't see another epidemic foci ignite!!

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Ebola numbers drop sharply in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Ebola numbers drop sharply in Guinea, Sierra Leone | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
With only 7 new cases, the countries recorded their lowest Ebola levels in more than a year.
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Some good news for a change

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Ebola: a humanitarian crisis and development wake-up call? | Event | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Join us to reflect on the Ebola crisis from both humanitarian and development perspectives. 
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WHO | Publications, technical guidance on Ebola

WHO | Publications, technical guidance on Ebola | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
List of publications and technical guidelines on Ebola virus disease: infection prevention, surveillance, preparedness, and response.
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A good selection of resources including the interim report of the assessment done on the response to Ebola.

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Studies note possible human, animal Ebola exposures

Studies note possible human, animal Ebola exposures | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
Studies note frequent corpse touching at funerals, as well as freqent bat exposure.
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Ahead of Print -Acute Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection in Livestock Dromedaries, Dubai, 2014 - Volume 21, Number 6—June 2015 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC

Ahead of Print -Acute Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection in Livestock Dromedaries, Dubai, 2014 - Volume 21, Number 6—June 2015 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
Camels carry Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, but little is known about infection age or prevalence. We studied >800 dromedaries of all ages and 15 mother–calf pairs. This syndrome constitutes an acute, epidemic, and time-limited infection in camels <4 years of age, particularly calves. Delayed social separation of calves might reduce human infection risk.
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Emerging zoonotic diseases: New threats for old?

Emerging zoonotic diseases: New threats for old? | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
Emerging zoonotic diseases: New threats for old?
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MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up

MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
The full story of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is yet to be told. Would South Korea now be in the grip of one of the disease’s largest ever outbreaks if more had been done sooner to unravel its mysteries?
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Australian Public Service Commission - ARCHIVE: Tackling wicked problems : A public policy perspective

Australian Public Service Commission - ARCHIVE: Tackling wicked problems : A public policy perspective | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
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An interesting document describing approaches to complex problems.  One Health is an approach that is evolving to tackle wicked problems at the human animal environment interface

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Ebola Response in Action

Ebola Response in Action | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
Since notifying the world of the Ebola outbreak on 23 March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) has worked alongside governments and the international health community to mobilize a large-scale response effort.
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What Factors Might Have Led to the Emergence of Ebola in West Africa?

What Factors Might Have Led to the Emergence of Ebola in West Africa? | Ebola Outbreak | Scoop.it
An Ebola outbreak of unprecedented scope emerged in West Africa in December 2013 and presently continues unabated in the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Ebola is not new to Africa, and outbreaks have been confirmed as far back as 1976. The current West African Ebola outbreak is the largest ever recorded and differs dramatically from prior outbreaks in its duration, number of people affected, and geographic extent. The emergence of this deadly disease in West Africa invites many
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An interesting review of a range of drivers with a large number of statements including the word "may".  A good thorough ecosystem-focused project is needed to unravel these "may's", who will fund it...

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