News & Perspective

Dec 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018
Egyptian fruit bat

Marburg-carrying bats found in West Africa for first time

Marburg virus, harbored by fruit bats, has over the years caused 12 known outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
Ebola health worker

Ebola studies note sexual, breastmilk, healthcare spread

Rapid genetic sequencing was instrumental in identifying transmission chains, one study noted.

Feb 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
La Guardia Airport

CDC to end Ebola-related screening of travelers from Guinea

The move signals the end of enhanced screening in the United States related to West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Dec 17, 2015

Dec 17, 2015
Ebola-infected cell

Ebola studies highlight survivor symptoms, malaria therapy

One study notes that US survivors were plagued with multiple, long-lasting symptoms.

Dec 16, 2015

Dec 16, 2015

West African Ebola region eyes January transmission end date

The WHO also confirmed that Liberia's recent cluster was sparked by virus that emerged again in a family member who had been infected earlier.

Nov 09, 2015

Nov 09, 2015
Ebola survivors

WHO declares end to Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone

Nearly 18 months after the nation reported its first case, the WHO declared it Ebola-free.

Nov 02, 2015

Nov 02, 2015
Decontamination at Ebola treatment unit

Analysis suggests Liberia Ebola cases higher than thought

Cases in a Liberian hot spot last summer may have been triple what was reported.

Oct 14, 2015

Oct 14, 2015
Sperm cells

Study indicates Ebola may persist in semen for months

Two studies shed new light on the threat of sexual transmission by survivors.

Oct 14, 2015
Ebola nurses

Study: Most health workers infected in non-Ebola settings

Researchers also report promising findings in monkeys for a new antiviral, and CDC experts discuss response steps.

Oct 13, 2015

Oct 13, 2015
Vial and syringe

Contacts of hospitalized UK nurse get Ebola vaccine

Also, an observational study shows common safety gaps regarding personal protective equipment steps.

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