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.

Ebola survivor gives blood to doctor; experts push for more action

The WHO has said that blood given by Ebola survivors may help Ebola patients.

PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats

As PAHO stresses mosquito control and other steps, the US chikungunya total tops 900 cases.

More funds pledged, more volunteers sought for Ebola fight

A House bill totals $88 million, and the Gates Foundation adds $50 million.

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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
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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."