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Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
Lassa fever virus

Nigerian Lassa fever outbreak tops 1,000 suspected cases

Young adult men are hardest hit by the typically rodent-borne disease.

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.

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016
Ebola orphans

WHO marks end of Ebola transmission in West Africa

The WHO also warned of the risk of flare-ups due to ligering virus in some survivors, a threat it says will decline with time.

Feb 12, 2015

Feb 12, 2015
Guinea Red Cross worker

Red Cross highlights attacks on Guinea Ebola workers

Attacks include an incident 4 days ago involving burial workers in Forecariah.

Oct 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014
N-95s and gloves

CDC unveils new PPE guidance for Ebola

The guidance emphasizes unexposed skin and suggests either N-95s or PAPRs for respiratory protection.

Oct 14, 2014

Oct 14, 2014
Ebola workers in Liberia carry a body bag.

CDC to deploy Ebola response team to help hospitals

The CDC has set up a special team to assist any hospital that has a confirmed Ebola patient.

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014
UN flag

UN sets up Ebola headquarters in Ghana

The new UN mission headquarters in Accra will have a strong presence in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Sep 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014
Ebola virus

WHO offers profile of Ebola epidemic and its lessons

Reports trace the evolution of the epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, painting a mostly bleak picture but with glimmers of hope.

Sep 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014
Cuba flag

Cuba commits health workers for Ebola response

As Cuba offers 165 health workers, cases continued unchecked, notably in Monrovia, Liberia.

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