Monthly Archives: October 2014

News Briefs: October 20, 2014

By Katherine La Puente Recent updates on Ebola outbreak Obama delivers speech Saturday to assuage growing public hysteria on recent Ebola cases in U.S. Senegal is officially declared Ebola-free by World Health Organization (WHO) after an investigation of new incidents that lasted 42 days, twice the incubation period for the disease. Two nurses affected with […]

Cholera in Haiti and Sickness in the Aid Industry

By Margaret Eby, Editor The 2010-2013 cholera epidemic in Haiti was the worst cholera epidemic in modern history. By the summer of 2013, over 8,000 Haitians had died and as much as 6% of the population had been infected. Although it seemed to be the most recent in a string of random tragic events in […]