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Ebola Virus

  • Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak
    Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Vaccinating and Registering Children Born During Ebola
    In Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak has affected all aspects of healthcare. Exact numbers are yet to be confirmed but it is clear that many children have missed out on routine vaccination services and birth registration during the outbreak. To counter this, mass ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: Helping People to Stay Safe
    Dr. Carmem Pessoa da Silva is an infection control specialist at WHO. She was first deployed to Liberia in September 2014 when the Ebola outbreak was at its height. The number of people ill with Ebola greatly outnumbered the number of treatment beds. People needed help to ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Chicago Response to Ebola Epidemic Provides Roadmap for Response to Public Health Emergencies
    The Ebola epidemic and resulting international public health emergency is referred to as a "Black Swan" event in medical circles because of its unpredictable and impactful nature. However, a paper in the June 30 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HHS Partnership Advances Experimental Ebola Drug
    One of the nation’s centers dedicated to developing and manufacturing drugs and vaccines for emergencies will produce a therapeutic drug to treat Ebola virus disease through a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Training Healthcare Staff for Life and Work after Ebola
    As countries with cases of Ebola virus disease work tirelessly to get to zero cases, efforts are already underway to re-train health workers and return them to the workforce. In May, a pilot training program was completed in Lofa County, Liberia. More than 700 Liberian ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Aerosolized Vaccine That Protects Against Ebola in Primate Model
    A collaborative team from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the National Institutes of Health have developed an inhalable vaccine that protects primates against Ebola. The findings were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Update on Ebola in Liberia: New Information from Genetic Sequencing
    On June 29, 2015, a new case of Ebola virus disease was identified in Liberia 50 days after interruption of active transmission was achieved on May 9. Since then, a cluster of cases has been identified, all of them from Nedowein in Margibi county. Currently, five people ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Says Ebola Recovery is Impossible Unless Resilient Health Systems are Rebuilt
    In the lead-up to a major fund-raising conference for Ebola recovery, the World Health Organization (WHO) called the rebuilding of the national health systems in West Africa a critical priority. While the countries are still working to get to zero Ebola cases, staying at ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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