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Ebola Virus

  • Latest Technology Could Help Curb Repeat Ebola Crisis, Experts Say
    Recent developments in surveillance technology could enable a swifter, more effective response to potentially deadly outbreaks of disease, a study has found. The Ebola crisis has highlighted a need to bolster global surveillance and enhance the capability to react ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Rapid Response to New Ebola Infection in Sierra Leone
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is helping Sierra Leone to mobilize all its experience and partners to ensure that any new cases of Ebola are investigated and transmission of the disease stopped as rapidly as possible. Sad news that a 16-year-old girl had died from ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Enhanced Airport Entry Screening to End for Travelers from Liberia to the United States
    Today, Sept. 21, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remove Liberia from the list of nations affected by Ebola that are subject to enhanced visa and port-of-entry screening. Travelers departing ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HHS Advances Development of New Monoclonal Antibody Drug for Ebola
    A novel Ebola virus disease treatment based on three monoclonal antibodies will advance in development through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Regeneron ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Ebola Response Phase 3 Framework
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued the new document, Ebola Response Phase 3 Framework, to incorporate new knowledge and tools into the ongoing Ebola response and recovery work to achieve and sustain a "resilient zero." Phase 3 of the response builds upon the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Experimental Ebola Vaccine Regimen Takes New Steps Under HHS Program
    As part of the international effort to develop vaccines that protect against Ebola and similar viruses, the advanced development of an experimental vaccine regimen will take new steps with support from a four-year, $28.5 million agreement between the U.S. Department of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Mutations May Help It Evade Drug Treatment
    Genetic mutations called "escape variants" in the Ebola virus appear to block the ability of antibody-based treatments to ward off infection, according to a team of U.S. Army scientists and collaborators. Their findings, published online this week in the journal Cell ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Stopping Ebola Takes Collaboration
    In late August 2015, as Sierra Leone anxiously counted each day that passed with no new confirmed Ebola cases, a woman fell ill with fever, then diarrhea and vomiting in Sella Kafta village, Tonko Limba chiefdom, Kambia. Her family cared for her at home and, though her ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Guidance on Ebola Virus Disease in Pregnancy
    There is no evidence to show that women who survive Ebola virus disease (EVD) and subsequently become pregnant pose a risk for Ebola virus transmission. However, pregnant women with active EVD and pregnant women who survive EVD without pregnancy loss may transmit the virus ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Declares Ebola Transmission in Liberia is Over
    Today, Sept. 3, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia to be free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. Forty-two days have passed since the second negative test on July 22, 2015 of the last laboratory-confirmed case. Liberia now ...More
    September 3, 2015 Posted in News
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