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Daily Briefing: Ebola Outbreak, Doc Shortage and Blood Supply Low

Daily Briefing: Ebola Outbreak, Doc Shortage and Blood Supply Low

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Global Health: Uganda’s president told people to avoid physical after the , including one in the capital, reports the BBC.

Doctor Shortage: The . Opening walk-in clinics, training more doctors and shifting some duties to nurses are seen as potential solutions, Annie Lowrey and Robert Pear report for the New York Times.

Blood Banks: The nation’s , according to the American Red Cross. Donations always slow down in the summer, and this year extreme weather has kept blood donors home, reports Natalie DiBlasio for USA Today.

Emerging Diseases: and may become the most common, tic-borne disease, reports Jane Brody for the New York Times.

Uninsured: Some of the seriously injured victims of the Aurora theater shootings lacked health insurance, and l, reports Carol Eisenberg for Kaiser Health News.

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