Public Health

  • Anesthesia Providers Play Critical Role in Managing Ebola Virus Disease
    Because of their responsibility for performing airway intubation and other invasive procedures, anesthesiologists will play an essential role in managing patients with Ebola virus infection. Scientific evidence guiding the anesthetic management of Ebola virus disease (EVD) ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • CDC Communications Expert Crafts Ebola-Prevention Messages
    In the Kroo Bay Slum in Sierra Leone, life expectancy was 35 years – and then Ebola hit. It was in that neighborhood that Nicole, a 31-year-old CDC communications expert deployed to fight the epidemic, saw what she was up against. ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • Ebola Outbreak Offers Lessons, Reminders for Critical-Care Clinicians
    Outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as Ebola in West Africa, offer insight for how healthcare professionals can respond more effectively to current and future challenges, according to editors of the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). Editors-in-chief Cindy Munro, ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • First Case of Ebola Virus Disease in the United Kingdom is Reported to WHO
    On Dec. 29, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for the United Kingdom of a laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD). This is the first EVD case to be detected on UK soil. The case is a female healthcare ...More
    December 31, 2014 Posted in News
  • HHS Supports Efforts to Speed Ebola Vaccine Delivery
    Contracts to speed further development of two promising Ebola vaccines, known as rVSV-ZEBOV-GP and ChAd3 EBO-Z, could pave the way for commercial scale production of millions of vaccine doses if clinical trials prove safety and efficacy, officials of the U.S. Department of ...More
    December 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Ebola Resources for Emergency Medical Services Systems
    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems and 9-1-1 public safety answering points (PSAPs) play an important role in the pre-hospital identification, management and transport of suspected or confirmed patients with Ebola. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...More
    December 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Cured of Ebola, Sierra Leone Nurse Returns to Care for Others
    For many people, Dec. 22, 2014 was the beginning of the holiday season. But for Rebeca Johnson, a Sierra Leone nurse who survived Ebola, it marked a return to work -- and a new lease on life. ...More
    December 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Disease Detective Describes Her Role in Ebola Response Management
    In early July, Inger Damon, MD, PhD, was in Colorado, training at altitude for an extreme 17.1-mile run. But at the end of that month, she found herself running a much more difficult marathon. Not that her planned entry in September’s Imogene Pass Run -- a grueling ...More
    December 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Ebola Epidemic Continues to Spread, Requiring Intensified Effort in West Africa
    After more than a year of Ebola transmission in Guinea and more than seven months of transmission in Liberia and Sierra Leone, there is still much to be done to stop the world’s first Ebola epidemic, CDC director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, reported from his second visit to ...More
    December 22, 2014 Posted in News