News & Perspective

Mar 30, 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Ebola hand washing

Abstinence, other steps for Ebola nations as cases top 25,000

Liberian officials urged longer sexual abstinence for survivors, and extra response measures are under way in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
Syringe on vials

Two Ebola vaccines shown safe as next step pondered

The findings clear the way for the next step, which may require a change in venue.

Mar 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015
Quarantine in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone orders Ebola lockdown; more aid workers evacuated

Sierra Leone announces a quarantine for its western regions, as more US health workers are evacuated.

Mar 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015
Vials and syringe

Emergent announces human trial for boosted Ebola vaccine

Other Ebola developments include the departure of Cuba's team from Liberia, new information on evacuee contact monitoring, and outbreak case totals.

Mar 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015
Ebola virus

Health worker critically ill, as Ebola exposures prompt flurry of medical evacuations

An American health worker is in critical condition, and several US health worker contacts, and one from the UK, have been flown home for observation.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Vaccination Guinea

Ebola ring vaccination trial set for Guinea launch

With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.

Mar 04, 2015

Mar 04, 2015
Ebola command center

Ebola levels on the rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Although Liberia had no new cases, Guinea reported 51 and Sierra Leone 81 as response hurdles emerge.

Feb 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015
Ebola virus particle

Bioethics review cites Ebola response glitches, offers advice

Presidential panel finds "a failure to prepare and a failure to follow good science."

Feb 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015
Mobile lab in Liberia

WHO clears Ebola rapid test, report confirms rapid response strategy

The new antigen test gives results in 15 minutes instead of the 12 to 24 hours needed for nucleic acid tests, and a report discusses a winning strategy in Liberia.

Feb 04, 2015

Feb 04, 2015
Ebola burial

Ebola uptick underscores response challenges

For the first time this year, all 3 nations see an increase in cases, while the CDC reports on a December lab incident.

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