Congressional Research Service. December 5, 2014.

The United States is the leading funder of the international Ebola response, and its financial support is growing. While deliberating the appropriate response to ongoing Ebola outbreak, Congress is likely to discuss the breadth of health, social, economic, development, and security challenges that this outbreak is causing, as well as how U.S. global health aid is apportioned. This report focuses on the health impacts of the outbreak and discusses U.S. and international responses to those health challenges.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43809.pdf [PDF format, 20 pages].

Congressional Research Service. November 7, 2014.

During September and October, the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa worsened, and cases of EVD in the united States tested the readiness of the nation’s public health and health care systems. Senior appropriators have signaled their intent to consider the Administration’s request and the merits of additional funding for the Ebola response among their appropriations activities in the final weeks of the 113th Congress.

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/234353.pdf [PDF format, 3 pages].

Congressional Research Service. October 29, 2014.

The United States is the leading funder of the international Ebola response, and its financial support is growing. While deliberating the appropriate response to ongoing Ebola outbreak, Congress is likely to discuss the breadth of health, social, economic, development, and security challenges that this outbreak is causing, as well as how U.S. global health aid is apportioned. This report focuses on the health impacts of the outbreak and discusses U.S. and international responses to those health challenges.

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/234357.pdf [PDF format, 30 pages].

Global Health Engagement

On October 10, 2014, in Global Issues, Health, by editor1

Center for Strategic & International Studies. October 8, 2014.

President Obama recently announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) would deploy 3,000 troops to lead a major expansion of the U.S. response to Ebola. This campaign will amplify efforts that already include the largest international response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its history, numerous other U.S. agencies, and a large coalition of international partners assisting the affected nations. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

http://csis.org/files/publication/140930_Daniel_DODGlobalHealth_Web.pdf [PDF format, 20 pages].

Ebola: Basics About the Disease

On October 6, 2014, in Global Issues, Health, by editor1

Congressional Research Service. October 3, 2014.

This report discusses Ebola virus disease (EVD) in general, including symptoms, modes of transmission, incubation period, and treatments; presents projections of the future course of the outbreak; and lists additional CRS products, including products focused on the situation in West Africa. Unless otherwise cited, information in this report is drawn from Ebola information pages of  the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43750.pdf [PDF format, 6 pages].