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  • 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
  • Barriers to Rapid Containment of the Ebola Outbreak
    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with no immediate end in sight. Many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment. The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, have only recently returned ...More
    August 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • JAMA Posts Viewpoint on Ebola Epidemic
    JAMA has posted today a Viewpoint, “The Ebola Epidemic – A Global Health Emergency,” written by Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and colleagues.   On Aug. 8, 2014, the World Health Organization ...More
    August 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Statement on the International Spread of Wild Poliovirus
    On May 5, 2014 the director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan, declared the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations [IHR 2005], issued Temporary Recommendations to reduce ...More
    August 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Outbreak is Declared a Public Health Emergency by WHO Committee
    The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by director-general Margaret Chan under the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR (2005)] regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was held by teleconference August 6-7, 2014. Members ...More
    August 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 68 New Cases, 29 Deaths
    Between August 5 and 6, 2014, a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 29 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. On Aug. 6-7, 2014, an Emergency Committee of the World ...More
    August 8, 2014 Posted in News