Ebola Response, October 23rd, 2014
October 23, 2014 • 11:11AM

There have been noteworthy developments in the International mobilization to contain the threat of an Ebola Pandemic, though efforts are still a day late and a dollar short. The most significant development is the proposal from Jacques Cheminade for a French-Russian Initiative.

Cheminade Proposes "Opération Mistral: For a French-Russian Initiative To Fight Ebola"

Jacques Cheminade, president of the French party Solidarité & Progrès, issued a proposal yesterday for the deployment of a Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, to help combat the deadly spread of Ebola.

French Develop Rapid Ebola Diagnostic Kit

A new diagnostic tool developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), allows health workers to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in less than 15 minutes.

WHO to Use Argentine Technique to Treat African Ebola Patients

Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, WHO's Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation, announced from Geneva on Oct. 21 that WHO intends to use a method for treating Ebola patients in Liberia, devised in Argentina by the Julio Maiztegui National Institute of Human Viral Diseases, Argentina's El Liberal reported yesterday.

Working with Cuba to Beat Ebola Threat

Cooperation between the U.S. and Cuban medical communities on Ebola began before last weekend's calls by Fidel and Raul Castro for exactly such cooperation.

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