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Why Americans Still Shouldn’t Be Scared Of Catching Ebola

Forbes: The United States’ built-in defenses are stronger than this infection. Your risk of catching Ebola is still far less than your risk of dying from the flu, which killed 53,667 Americans in 2010. In fact, if you’re not a healthcare worker treating an Ebola patient, it’s probably zero.

How the microscopic Ebola virus kills thousands

TheWashingtonPost: The fear of Ebola has spread faster in America than the virus itself. Ebola has infected the American psyche, forcing us to do risk analysis of a pathogen we know little about.

Dozens Declared Free of Ebola Risk in Texas

NewYorkTimes: At least one chapter of the Ebola saga neared a close Sunday, as most of the dozens of people who had direct or indirect contact here with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, were told by officials that they were no longer at risk of contracting  Read More »

Dual-Purpose Vaccines Effective Against Rabies and Ebola

GlobalBiodefense: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, this week announced a new license agreement aimed at advancing dual-purpose candidate vaccines to protect against rabies and Ebola viruses.

WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission

WorldHealthOrganization: WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus.