Public Health

  • Survivors Help Improve Ebola Care
    “When the outbreak first started in March and we heard about this deadly virus, Ebola, I was in Kakata,” says Austin S. Jallah, a student nurse at Kakata University, in Margibi County, Liberia. “People really doubted the fact that Ebola was real, until we ...More
    December 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Rapid Ebola Test is Focus of NIH Grant to Rutgers Scientist
    Rutgers researcher David Alland, working with the California biotechnology company Cepheid, has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola as well as other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to ...More
    December 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Commends Spain for Ending Ebola Transmission
    On Dec. 2, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Spain over and commends the country on its diligence to end transmission of the virus. On Oct. 6, 2014, the Spanish National Reference Laboratory confirmed the first ...More
    December 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola's Arrival Forced Open the Door on Nursing Ethics
    On Oct. 16, when a nurse from a Texas hospital took to the national media to decry unsafe conditions for workers exposed to the Ebola virus, the echoes carried all the way to Baltimore, to ethics professor Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, and, she hopes, to the student ...More
    December 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Health System Resilience: Reflections on the Ebola Crisis in Western Africa
    Disease outbreaks and catastrophes can affect countries at any time, causing substantial human suffering and deaths and economic losses. If health systems are ill-equipped to deal with such situations, the affected populations can be very vulnerable. ...More
    December 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study on Current Perceptions of Ebola Reveals Public Remains Scared and Skeptical
    A high level of concern and an equally high level of ignorance about medical facts, real or perceived, continue to fuel conversations about Ebola in social media and the press, even as the disease drops out of the headlines. In support of Strategies for Fighting Ebola: A ...More
    December 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • 35 U.S. Hospitals are Designated as Ebola Treatment Centers
    An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials have identified and ...More
    December 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Experts Question Aspects of Certain Ebola Guidelines
    Various guidelines for caring for patients infected with Ebola virus are being issued from different national and state public health authorities, professional societies, and individual hospitals. Experts are questioning aspects of some of the guidelines that go beyond ...More
    December 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • SHEA Supports Scientifically Sound Approaches to Protecting Healthcare Personnel Fighting Ebola
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) says it is dedicated to the prevention of infection in healthcare settings, including the protection of  healthcare personnel (HCP) who provide care to patients with known or suspected Ebola virus disease ...More
    November 24, 2014 Posted in News