APHA’s Get Ready Blog – Easy-to-understand fact sheet on Ebola now available from Get Ready
Have questions on Ebola? Want to help your friends, family and community understand the disease and its risks?
APHA’s Get Ready campaign has a new free tool you can use. Our fact sheet on Ebola has answers to common questions on the disease. The fact sheet features information from leading authorities on Ebola — such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization — in a simple, easy-to-understand  format.

Wall Street Journal – New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola
A doctor who had returned to New York City recently after treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the virus on Thursday, officials said, setting up a new front in the nation’s attempt to control the spread of the deadly disease.
Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old physician who had worked with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea until returning to the U.S. a week ago, is the fourth patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. and the ninth to be treated here.

USA Today – Uber’s one-shot deal: Flu vaccine at your doorstep
The Uber driver had just turned on his cellphone when the call came in. Someone five minutes away wanted a flu shot. The SUV limo carried nurse Kate Dicker to the address, and she gathered her gear and went inside.
Dicker and a few dozen other nurses spent the day Thursday delivering on-demand flu shots to homes and offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. Customers who normally use the Uber cellphone app to call for a ride instead used it to get a free flu shot.

NPR – Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding
An unusual government moratorium aimed at controversial research with high-risk viruses has halted important public health research, scientists told an advisory committee to the federal government on Wednesday.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said Friday that the federal government will, for now, not fund any new research proposals that might make three particular viruses more virulent or contagious. The three viruses are those that give rise to influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and Middle East respiratory syndrome.

Center for Science in the Public Interest – Food Day Sweeps Country, Highlighting Real Food, Just Food
“I’d rather have a New York apple than a bag of processed junk food any day,” said Kevin Bacon.
The actor will celebrate Food Day by participating in a Big Apple Crunch with fellow actors on the set of the Fox television series The Following. “Food Day is a great time for you and your family to support access to healthy foods from our local farmers,” Bacon said.
The Big Apple Crunch in New York City is one of more than 8,000 events taking place on the fourth annual Food Day, including a flagship Apple Crunch event in Union Square at noon today. Organizer GrowNYC hopes to top a record set last year of 1 million people simultaneously biting a New York State-grown apple. In Times Square, Sabra will be handing out free servings of hummus and SunChips and free recipe cards.