The 2014 Ebola Outbreak, and More from CRS

08.28.14 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa has infected and killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined.

A new report from the Congressional Research Service provides detailed background on the spread of the disease, the weaknesses of the health care infrastructure in the affected countries, and related policy issues for congressional consideration. See The 2014 Ebola Outbreak: International and U.S. Responses, August 26, 2014.

Next week, NATO leaders will hold their first meeting since Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. A new CRS report offers a preview of the meeting’s anticipated agenda and objectives. See NATO’s Wales Summit: Expected Outcomes and Key Challenges, August 26, 2014.

Some other CRS products that have been recently updated include the following.

Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues, August 26, 2014

Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile, August 26, 2014

Bills of Attainder: The Constitutional Implications of Congress Legislating Narrowly, August 26, 2014

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