News & Perspective

Nov 15, 2007

Nov 15, 2007

THE PANDEMIC VACCINE PUZZLE Can we vaccinate enough people in time to matter?

Maryn McKennaContributing Writer

(CIDRAP News) – This in-depth article investigates the prospects for development of vaccines to head off the threat of an influenza pandemic posed by the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Its seven parts put advances in vaccine technology in perspective by illuminating the formidable barriers to producing an effective and widely usable vaccine in a short time frame.

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014
WHO Ebola workers

WHO: Medical worker infections and shortages hamper Ebola response

The WHO has heightened concerns about the impact the outbreak is having on frontline workers and the prospects of overseas help.

Sep 08, 2014

Sep 08, 2014
Taxi in Africa

Liberia's grim Ebola situation prompts call for 'nonconventional' help

Ebola cases are increasing exponentially in Liberia, where taxis might transmit disease.

Oct 09, 2014

Oct 09, 2014
Spain map

More airline screening, new Texas details in evolving Ebola situation

Canada, Britain announce enhanced screening, as officials in Spain probe how a health worker was infected.

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015
Baby bath in Ebola ETU

Ebola cases tumble as WHO extends public health emergency

Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.

Mar 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015
Health workers in West Africa

Ebola strikes US health worker; deaths top 10,000

Another American health worker has been infected with Ebola in West Africa's outbreak region.

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 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 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015
Community engagement in Guinea

Guinea's Ebola cases rise sharply, as cases ebb elsewhere

Though patterns look promising in Sierra Leone and Liberia, cases spiked in Guinea.

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.

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