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Sep 25, 2007

Sep 25, 2007

Wisconsin lab broke Ebola rules, watchdog group says

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW-Madison) worked on Ebola virus genetic material in a lab that lacked the required security measures, and federal agencies responsible for monitoring compliance didn't notice the problem, a watchdog group that monitors biodefense research safety reported recently.

Aug 05, 2014

Aug 05, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug may have helped 2 US patients

The second American infected with Ebola returned home today, as new information emerged about experimental treatment use and more possible cases.

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 03, 2014

Sep 03, 2014
Nigeria map

Quarantine escapee sparked more Ebola in Nigeria

The man infected at least two other people, and officials again stressed urgent steps.

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.

Mar 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015
Double gloves

More potentially Ebola-exposed health workers flown to US, UK

As an infected American health worker arrives at the NIH, potentially exposed US and UK health workers are flown home.

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 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 28, 2014

Mar 28, 2014

News Scan for Mar 28, 2014

More Ebola in Guinea
US, European flu activity
Cat-to-human bovine TB
UK scarlet fever surge

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