The Ebola epidemic has killed 2,600 people this year, with the Centers for Disease Control predicting that 1.4 million people could be infected by the disease by January. This week, the first U.S. diagnosis was made in Texas. Also this week, New England International Donors, a project of TPI's Center for Global Philanthropy, partnered with Next Mile Project to host an event that brought funders together to discuss the role of philanthropy in the crisis. Jessica Bartlett of the Boston Business Journal looks at what some Boston-based nonprofits are doing in stepping up to the challenge and how Boston researchers and health workers are working to better understand the disease. Full article.