Public Health

  • Study Identifies 53 Approved Drugs That May Block Ebola infection
    Researchers found 53 existing drugs that may keep the Ebola virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and ...More
    December 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • Simple Steps Can Safeguard Against Ebola Transmission Through Organ Donation
    While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation, experts explain how simple assessments of ...More
    December 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Men in Recovery From Ebola Should Wear Condoms for at Least Three Months
    A new article reports that despite a clear lack of research on male survivors of Ebola, the current recommended practice of waiting at least three months after recovery to have unprotected sex should be upheld. This study was published today in Reproductive Sciences, a SAGE ...More
    December 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Simulation Exercises Help Healthcare Workers to Prepare to Confront Ebola
    Countries in Africa have been working on improving their preparedness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) teams have provided simulated exercises in hospitals and technical training, for immediate emergency response and communication. Mamo ...More
    December 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Partners Unite to Build Stronger Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries
    Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled Dec. 10-11, 2014 for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries and agreed on what needs to be done to ...More
    December 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus May Replicate in an Exotic Way
    University of Utah researchers ran biochemical analysis and computer simulations of a livestock virus to discover a likely and exotic mechanism to explain the replication of related viruses such as Ebola, measles and rabies. The mechanism may be a possible target for new ...More
    December 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Country That Knows How to Beat Ebola
    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) there was long experience with Ebola – this was the seventh outbreak of the disease here. The country had the knowledge and the people needed to stop an outbreak – plus strong technical assistance and support from ...More
    December 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Survivors Fight Ebola Stigma, Provide Patient Care
    The case fatality rate in West Africa’s ongoing Ebola epidemic – estimates range from 60 percent to 70 percent of those hospitalized – hides a hopeful statistic:  the fact that many Ebola patients survive. There now are thousands of Ebola survivors. ...More
    December 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Notre Dame Study Examines Important Ebola Protein
    A new study by Robert Stahelin, an adjunct associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, as well as a member of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • How Long Can Ebola Live? Researcher Looks for Answers
    The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. But how long can the virus survive on glass surfaces or countertops? How long can it live in wastewater when liquid wastes from a patient end up in the sewage system? In an ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News