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Analysis: Bat Influenza Viruses and the Risk to Humans

GlobalBiodefense: Characterization of Uncultivable Bat Influenza Virus Using a Replicative Synthetic Virus. A study published on October 2nd in PLOS Pathogens addresses the question of whether or not bat flu exists based on detailed molecular and virological characterization. 

Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola

NewYorkTimes: Federal health officials will require temperature checks for the first time at five major American airports for people arriving from the three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus. 

European Leaders Scramble to Upgrade Response to Ebola Crisis

NewYorkTimes: Now, with Europe grappling with the first case of Ebola transmitted on its soil after news on Monday that a nurse in Madrid had been infected, European leaders are scrambling to coordinate and ramp up their response to the lethal disease. As public anxieties grow, politicians on the far right are seizing on the Ebola  Read More »

Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola

NewYorkTimes: The death Wednesday morning of Mr. Duncan, 42, the Liberian man at the center of a widening public health scare and the first person with a case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, heightened anxiety and fear here

Ebola Help for Sierra Leone Is Nearby, but Delayed on the Docks

TheNewYorkTimes: For the past 2 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.