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Finally, some good news in Liberia: WHO says rate of new cases appears to be slowing down

TheWashingtonPost: WHO say that there is strong evidence that the rate of new Ebola cases in Liberia is declining for the first time since the crisis began.

WHO welcomes Swissmedic approval of Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

WorldHealthOrganization: The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). This marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible.

Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

WorldHealthOrganization: Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.

Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

Reuters: At least 4,877 people have died in the world’s worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much.

U.S. plans 21-day monitoring of people who arrive from Ebola-stricken nations

TheWashingtonPost: Every airline passenger who arrives in the United States from one of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola will be monitored by state and local health authorities for 21 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.