Ebola Virus

  • CDC Downgrades Travel Notice for Ebola in Liberia
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has downgraded the travel notice for Ebola in Liberia to an Alert, Level 2, which means that CDC no longer recommends U.S. residents avoid nonessential travel to Liberia. However, CDC does recommend that U.S. residents ...More
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  • Hand Hygiene in the Control of Ebola Virus Disease
    For any infection that can be spread through touch, including those carried in bodily fluids, hand hygiene is vital. It is the key action that protects every individual. That is why the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights a number of key messages on hand hygiene in ...More
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  • Helping Healthcare Workers Improve Hand Hygiene in Ebola-Affected Countries
    In Ebola-affected countries, like Sierra Leone, the lack of running water can make hand hygiene a challenge. Hand hygiene is so important in public health that May 5 every year is marked as Hand Hygiene Day. Dr. Komba Songu-Mbriwa is a doctor on the frontlines of the ...More
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  • Investigators Report on Possible Sexual Transmission of Ebola Virus
    On March 20, 2015, 30 days after the most recent confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) patient in Liberia was isolated, Ebola was laboratory confirmed in a woman in Monrovia. The investigation identified only one epidemiologic link to Ebola: unprotected vaginal intercourse ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Creating Ways to Understand an Outbreak
    Mikiko Senga, a WHO epidemiologist specializing in emerging diseases was sent to Kenema, Sierra Leone in early June 2014 to gather data about the Ebola outbreak. There she found herself trying to make sense of information coming in a variety of ways, from bits of paper, ...More
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  • UTMB Researchers Develop Ebola Treatment Effective Three Days After Infection
    Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp., have successfully developed a post-exposure treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa. ...More
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  • Study Examines Long-term Adverse Health Effects of Ebola Survivors
    Ebola survivors experienced negative health effects that persisted more than two years after the 2007-2008 Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BDBV) outbreak in Uganda that claimed 39 lives. These findings are detailed in a paper published online today in Lancet ID. This represents the ...More
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  • UT Austin Researchers Assist in Development of Ebola Vaccine Trials
    As the current Ebola outbreak wanes, scientists have to make the most of every opportunity to prepare for future outbreaks. One such opportunity involves the identification of a safe and effective Ebola vaccine. Texas supercomputers have aided researchers in modelling which ...More
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  • Ebola Diaries: Confronting Misperceptions
    Aminata Kobie is a health promotion officer in WHO's Sierra Leone Country Office. When the first Ebola cases began to appear in May 2014 in Sierra Leone, Kobie traveled the country educating health workers and communities about the virus. As the outbreak spread ...More
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  • Returning to Normal: The Road to Early Recovery From Ebola Starts With the Health System
    As part of early recovery efforts, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to work closely with national authorities and partners in the three high-transmission Ebola countries on how to rebuild confidence and trust in health systems and services. Nurse Sai ...More
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