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  • First Atochthonous Case of Ebola Virus Disease Reported in Spain
    On Oct. 6, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of the first confirmed autochthonous case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Spain. This case represents the first human-to-human transmission of EVD outside Africa. The case is a female healthcare worker with ...More
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  • Surgery Protocol for Ebola Includes AAMI Gown Standard
    A new protocol that describes precautions surgeons should take when operating on suspected or confirmed Ebola patients includes an Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standard on surgical gowns and drapes.  The protocol was developed and ...More
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  • JAMA Viewpoint Addresses Public Health in the Age of Ebola
    A Viewpoint article titled "Public Health in the Age of Ebola in West Africa," by Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, of the University of Minnesota, and colleagues has been published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.   Visit: ...More
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  • Ebola Research Shows Rapid Control Interventions are Key Factor in Preventing Spread
    New Ebola research demonstrates that quick and forceful implementation of control interventions are necessary to control outbreaks and avoid far worse scenarios. Researchers analyzed up-to-date epidemiological data of Ebola cases in Nigeria as of Oct. 1, 2014, in order to ...More
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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Begins Ebola Vaccine Trials in Mali
    Professor Myron M. Levine, MD, director of the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the CVD, in conjunction with its sister institution, the Center ...More
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  • Enhanced Ebola Screening to Start at Five U.S. Airports
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the ...More
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  • Study Reports on Universal Ebola Drug Target
    University of Utah biochemists have reported a new drug discovery tool against the Ebola virus. According to a study published in this week's online edition of Protein Science, they have produced a molecule, known as a peptide mimic, that displays a functionally critical ...More
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  • Ebola Survivors Help Train Healthcare Workers in Liberia
    Only people who have been sick with Ebola virus disease and recovered from this traumatic experience can explain what it was like and what their needs were during the illness. That is why a group of six Ebola survivors were asked to play a critical role in a new training ...More
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  • The Guinean Town That Overcame Ebola
    The Telimele district, with its 300,000-strong population, was relatively far from the country’s Ebola epicenter in the southeastern forest region. Dr. Maurice Ony Beuvogui, the director of the district hospital in Telimele, believed his 44-bed hospital was ready to ...More
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