Ebola Virus

  • Ebola Diaries: Lessons in Listening
    Cheikh Ibrahima Niang, a professor of medical and social anthropology at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, has researched anthropological aspects of a wide range of health issues. In July 2014, WHO asked him to investigate community attitudes to Ebola virus ...More
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  • Experimental Ebola Treatment Boosts Survival in Mice
    The number of new Ebola cases is tapering off, but the search for new treatments continues. Now, one research team has found potential drug candidates that successfully treated up to 90 percent of mice exposed to the Ebola virus. They report their findings in the journal ...More
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  • Researcher Helps Identify the Kind of Human Trial Most Effective for Testing Ebola Vaccines
    Associate professor Manoj Gambhir, from Monash University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, is part of the team working on the research. Led by University of Texas Austin researcher Dr. Steve Bellan, and in collaboration with the Centers for Disease ...More
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  • Bioethics Experts Explore Ebola and the Obligations of Healthcare Workers
    Among the many practical and ethical issues raised during the recent Ebola outbreak were the obligations of healthcare workers, reopening risk-benefit debates from the early days of the AIDS epidemic.  In a new article published in the journal Disaster Medicine and ...More
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  • Genomics Laboratory Capability in Liberia Supports Ebola Outbreak Response
    U.S. Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing ...More
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  • First Case of Ebola Virus Disease in Italy is Reported to WHO
    On May 12, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) received notification of a laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Italy. This is the first EVD case to be detected on Italian soil. The patient is a healthcare worker who has returned from volunteering ...More
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  • CDC Reaches Milestone for Field Deployment in Ebola Outbreak
    On May 9, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reached a milestone, sending the 1,000th field deployer to West Africa as part of the largest outbreak response in the agency’s history. ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Detecting Disease on an Unprecedented Scale
    In June 2014, Jim Strong and Allen Grolla, laboratory scientists from the Public Health Agency of Canada, were deployed through the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) to work with WHO in Guinea and Sierra Leone. They had experience working in previous ...More
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  • Program Uses Social Media to Develop Computer Model for Ebola Spread
    Identifying and tracking individuals affected by the Ebola virus in densely populated areas presents a unique and urgent set of challenges in public health surveillance. Currently, mapping the spread of the Ebola virus is done manually. Researchers at Florida Atlantic ...More
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  • WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in Liberia is Over
    On May 9, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia to be free of Ebola virus transmission. Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on March 28, 2015. Interruption of transmission is a monumental achievement for a ...More
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