COMMENTARY: Health workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola

We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence to recommend respirators for all patient care, and a PAPR would be the best option.

Very few aircraft equipped to evacuate Ebola patients

A Georgia company has equipped two Gulfstream III jets to transfer Ebola patients, but few other options exist.

UN security council to hold emergency Ebola talks

US lawmakers will hear from federal officials, ahead of an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Ebola.

Experts raise specter of more-contagious Ebola virus

Amid fears of out-of-control spread, experts raise the specter of virus mutations that could aid transmission.

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The latest research and happenings at CIDRAP

Sep 11, 2014
Editorial on the Ebola epidemic by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The New York Times addresses two possible scenarios and what needs to be done now.

Aug 1, 2014
Editorial on Ebola by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The Washington Post.

Jul 31, 2014
CIDRAP News readership growth continues: daily e-mail subscribers now exceed 5,700, @CIDRAP Twitter followers have increased to more than 3,500, and website users for the year-to-date are up 49% over 2013.

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The Osterholm Quote

"The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past 4 months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years."