Tagged: Ebola

Ethics and Ebola: Public Health Planning and Response

In February, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released a report titled, Ethics and Ebola: Public Health Planning and Response. Although the Ebola epidemic in western Africa no longer dominates national news headlines, issues concerning Ebola and its ethical implications remain relevant. This relevancy is based on...

On the Homefront: 2014 – A Year in Review

In 2014, the Homeland Security Digital Library’s (HSDL) blog On the Homefront covered some of the year’s headline stories. From the Ebola Outbreak to the CIA Interrogation Report, On the Homefront documented many of the top stories of 2014 by highlighting new additions to the HSDL collection. Here are some...

Contagion: A look at “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases 2014”

Trust for America’s Health partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to release “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases 2014” this month. The report uses the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) to identify shortcomings in the nation’s ability to manage severe infectious disease threats. The study...

Intelink’s Ebola Resource Digest

Intelink, the United States Intelligence Community’s group of secure intranets, maintains a blog publication of multiple open-source unclassified articles, documents, maps, and directives relating to the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. This publication is the Intelink Ebola Digest. Updates have occurred weekly since September 8, 2014. Sources in the...

Ebola 101: Resources for the Public

Ebola virus disease (EVD, also known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) causes an acute, serious illness that carries a fatality rate of around 50%. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), EVD first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in Sudan, the other in Democratic Republic of Congo, more...

U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

The White House Office of the Press Secretary has released a U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Fact Sheet. This Fact Sheet concerns the humanitarian crisis in West Africa and the President’s plans to combat the Ebola outbreak. The announcement reassures the American people that, “…[e]very outbreak...