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Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

US News & World Report: Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa. But just $50 million of President Barack Obama’s $1 billion request has been approved for immediate use, under the opaque process by which congressional panels OK transfers between agency accounts. a  Read More »

Ban to convene meeting of world leaders on tackling Ebola outbreak

United Nations News Centre -United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced he will convene a meeting of world leaders this week on a response to the Ebola outbreak as new studies warn of an exponential climb in the coming weeks unless swift action is taken to control the spread of the virus.

Among Malaria Parasites, Real Feel for Mosquitoes

TheNewYorkTimes: A new study by French researchers published by PLOS pathogens suggests that it is possible that malaria parasites circulating in the blood can actually sense that there are mosquitoes around. And as a result, the parasites can react by increasing their numbers to the mosquitos are more likely to carry them to a new  Read More »

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

TheNewYorkTimes: How many people have been infected? How is the Disease transmitted? What is the US doing to Help? Status updates on the Ebola outbreak and comparisons to other major public health outbreaks from the 21st century.

World Bank Group Approves US$105 Million Grant for Faster Ebola Epidemic Containment

WorldBank: The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$105 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected countries to guard against  Read More »