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October 27, 2014

While campaigning for Republicans in New Hampshire on Oct. 16, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Concord News Radio that the White House has not taken the Ebola threat seriously enough and put people at risk by downplaying the transmissibility of the virus. Is the Ebola virus "incredibly contagious," "very transmissible" and "easy to catch"?
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October 24, 2014

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization say Ebola’s incubation period is two to 21 days. But is this long enough?read more

October 22, 2014

In a recent piece on the news blog FiveThirtyEight, EPI faculty member Andreas Handel commented on a recent Lancet study by researchers from the University of Toronto which concluded that three Ebola-infected air travelers could be leaving the three affected West African countries each month based its estimate on some big assumptions.

Excerpt from the article:
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October 22, 2014

Dr. Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana received some exciting news today. Their paper has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Public Health as a Research Article.
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October 20, 2014

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a full seven-year reaccreditation, the maximum term awarded, from the Council on Education for Public Health.read more

October 17, 2014

The disruption of a person’s circadian rhythm—their 24-hour biological clock—has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to new University of Georgia research. The culprit, in this study in particular, is artificial light.
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October 17, 2014

A recent news piece on the NPR affiliate, 90.1FM WABE, recapped facts regarding the transmission and symptoms of Ebola, while affirming the low risk for infection and the readiness of hospitals to deal with the threat.
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October 15, 2014

While the Ebola virus outbreak in the the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia continues, the W. Africa countries of Nigeria and Senegal appear to have the virus very much in control.

A recent article from FiveThirtyEight reported that the major advantage that these two countries had was the ability to detect the outbreak when it had affected only one known person, making it feasible to track all of those person's contacts.
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