News & Perspective

May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015
Smiling Ebola nurse

Liberia declared Ebola-free as panel reviews WHO response

Experts in Geneva map out research plans, and US advisors meet about vaccine licensure.

May 07, 2015

May 07, 2015
Ebola response worker

Experts air Ebola lessons ahead of World Health Assembly

Experts say lessons learned should make the world more prepared for future emergencies.

May 06, 2015

May 06, 2015
Chlorine distribution in Guinea

Progress against Ebola advances in Guinea and Sierra Leone

The two nations saw only 18 cases last week from just a few hot spots.

May 01, 2015

May 01, 2015
Ebola survivor

Probe of recent Liberian death finds Ebola sexual transmission clues

Evidence includes a gene signature match from the woman's blood and Ebola RNA in the man's semen.

Apr 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015
Engagement of religious leaders in Guinea

Slow Ebola progress in affected nations shows need for response tweaks

Lab-confirmed cases held steady last week, while some response statistics show reason for concern.

Apr 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015
Ebola contact tracing in Conakry, Guinea

WHO releases next phase of Ebola response plan

The plan seeks to cut cases, limit cases to coastal areas, and boost contact tracing and surveillance.

Apr 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

News Scan for Apr 27, 2015

New UNMEER leader
Chikungunya increase
H7N9 case in China
Avian flu in Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia
Travel alerts for dengue, RRVD

Apr 22, 2015

Apr 22, 2015
Sierra Leone burial team

WHO: Stall in Ebola decline highlights need for stronger response

Also, an animal study shows promise for TKM-Ebola, and another notes long-term effects of the disease.

Apr 17, 2015

Apr 17, 2015
World Bank Ebola meeting

World Bank boosts recovery for Ebola outbreak nations

The World Bank says it will provide at least $650 million to help West Africa recover.

Apr 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015
Obama Ebola presidents

Multilateral groups to address Ebola economic recovery

Also ahead of economic talks, Oxfam said $1.7 billion is needed to rebuild health systems, and the World Bank shared employment data.

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