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6 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Flexibility in disease outbreak management could save lives and money

Research by a team of epidemiologists from the UK and the USA has proposed a new approach for responding to and managing disease outbreaks. They say lives and money could be saved if decisions are adapted to relevant information about the dynamics of the current crisis and not based on retrospective analyses of prior crises, trials and interventions.

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10 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Ebola Vaccine Trials In West Africa Expected To Begin In January

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for WHO, said clinical trials that are either underway or planned in ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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Ebola outbreak, health security and Australian aid to be tackled at Global Health Forum

How Australian aid can play a better role in fighting disease outbreaks like Ebola and why global health systems are not up to scratch in responding to emergency health crises will be discussed at the 10th Annual Nossal Institute Global Health Forum.

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OCT 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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NIH Official: Budget Cuts Can't Be Blamed For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine

WASHINGTON -- A top official at the National Institutes of Health disagreed on Sunday with the notion that an Ebola vaccine likely would have been discovered by now had it not been for federal budget cuts. "I won't agree with that. I have to tell you quite honestly, I think that the NIH has had constraints in resources for 10 ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - Associated Press

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Ebola monitoring inconsistent as virus spread

DALLAS (AP) — The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk.

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