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Kelly M. Pyrek

Kelly M. Pyrek has served as editor in chief of Infection Control Today magazine for the past 12 years, and manages a number of ICT-affiliated print and online offerings. Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists as an award-winning practitioner, she has served as an editorial manager, editor, and writer for newspapers, magazines, wire services and public information bureaus for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is the author of several books on healthcare, forensic science and medico-legal issues.

2014 is the Year of Ebola

Posted in Blogs, Ebola Virus

The Ebola outbreak became the most visible pressing public health issue in 2014. In ICT's online poll we asked infection preventionists for their views on the outbreak; here's a look at their responses to two key questions:

Are you concerned about an Ebola outbreak occurring in the U.S.?
Yes   61.11%
No   31.41%
Uncertain   7.48%

1,525 votes were cast

Should asymptomatic healthcare workers returning from Ebola humanitarian aid efforts be quarantined
when returning to the U.S.?

Yes    68.81%
No    25.14%
Uncertain    6.05%

529 votes were cast

And in case you missed any of our Ebola coverage, here's a look at some recent headlines:

Using the Power of Computers to Harness the Human Genome May Provide Clues into the Ebola Virus

Study Identifies 53 Approved Drugs That May Block Ebola infection

Simple Steps Can Safeguard Against Ebola Transmission Through Organ Donation

How to Treat Ebola During Pregnancy

Men in Recovery From Ebola Should Wear Condoms for at Least Three Months

Partners Unite to Build Stronger Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries

Ebola Virus May Replicate in an Exotic Way

Survivors Fight Ebola Stigma, Provide Patient Care

Notre Dame Study Examines Important Ebola Protein

How Long Can Ebola Live? Researcher Looks for Answers

Infectious Disease Experts Say Guidelines for Treatment of Ebola Patients are Needed Urgently

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