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Ebola Epidemic Could Top a Million Victims If Not Contained, CDC Warns

National Geographic- Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa would fall ill with Ebola by late January if the infection rate stays the same as it was in August, according to a projection model released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic — Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014–2015

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC predicts that the Ebola virus outbreak could affect nearly one million people by January 2014 if containment measures are not immediately implemented.

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  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  Read More »

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  Read More »