Public Health

  • 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
  • Infectious Disease Experts Say Guidelines for Treatment of Ebola Patients are Needed Urgently
    As the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, infectious diseases experts call attention to the striking lack of treatment guidelines. With more than 16,000 total cases and more than 500 new infections reported per week, and probable ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • University of Kansas Research Team Helps WHO Make Sense of Ebola Response Efforts
    In the midst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a small group of University of Kansas researchers is quietly partnering with their colleagues in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Regional Office. Together, they are developing case studies to help understand ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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