Public Health

  • 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
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 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
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 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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  • Controlling Ebola in Communities is Critical Factor in Containing Outbreaks
    Reducing community transmission and changing behaviour in communities is key to containing Ebola outbreaks, according to new research into the first known outbreak of the virus in 1976 by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Fogarty ...More
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  • WHO Reviews What is Known About Transmission of the Ebola Virus Among Humans
    The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, feces and vomit. The Ebola virus has also been detected in breast milk, urine ...More
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  • CDC Issues Alert on Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Notice Advisory to remind healthcare personnel and health officials to: - Increase their vigilance in inquiring about a history of travel to West Africa in the 21 days before illness onset for ...More
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  • WHO Reports on Experimental Ebola Vaccines
    The World Health Organization (WHO) organized an expert consultation Sept. 29-30, 2014 to assess the status of work to test and eventually license two candidate Ebola vaccines. More than 70 experts, including many from affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
    Ten experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – supported 24/7 by the CDC’s full Emergency Operations Center and Ebola experts in CDC’s Atlanta headquarters – have arrived in Texas and are working closely with Texas state and local ...More
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  • Ebola Outbreak is Nearing Possible End in Nigeria and Senegal
    The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end due to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC and Texas Health Department Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but ...More
    September 30, 2014 Posted in News