Public Health


  • 10 Things to Know About Ebola
    The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for the University of Kansas Hospital offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases Are ...More
    August 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 152 New Cases, 76 Deaths
    Between Aug. 12-13, 2014, a total of 152 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 76 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Some airlines and social media and traditional media vehicles ...More
    August 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Says Air Travel is Low-Risk for Ebola Transmission
    The World Health Organization (WHO) today reiterated its position that the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low. “Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” says Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, ...More
    August 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • EcoHealth Alliance Identifies Ebola's Flight Path to the U.S.
    EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on local conservation and global health issues, developed a series of global maps using available airline flight route data to calculate and predict the probable arrival of Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus from infected ...More
    August 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Outbreak Highlights Global Disparities in Healthcare Resources
    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in West Africa this year poses a serious, ongoing threat to that region: the spread to capital cities and Nigeria—Africa's most populous nation—presents new challenges for healthcare ...More
    August 14, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 128 New Cases, 56 Deaths
    Between August 10 and 11, 2014, a total of 128 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 56 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Contact tracing in Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone has ...More
    August 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • More Than 50 CDC Experts Battling Ebola in West Africa
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now has more than 50 disease detectives and other highly trained experts battling Ebola on the ground in West Africa – successfully deploying in less than two weeks the surge of help it promised within 30 days. ...More
    August 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC and APIC to Host Webinar on Ebola Preparations
    The recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa has increased the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to be prepared to safely manage a patient with suspected Ebola virus disease. Mark your calendars for a joint webinar on Ebola preparations with CDC and the ...More
    August 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 69 New Cases, 52 Deaths
    Between August 7 and 9, 2014, a total of 69 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 52 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The recent treatment with an experimental medicine of two ...More
    August 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Ponders Ethical Considerations for Use of Unregistered Interventions for Ebola Virus Disease
    West Africa is experiencing the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history. Ebola outbreaks can be contained using available interventions like early detection and isolation, contact tracing and monitoring, and adherence to rigorous ...More
    August 12, 2014 Posted in News