News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2014
Ebola graves

Ebola pace shows little let-up in Sierra Leone

The country has had 337 new cases this week, twice the number in Guinea and Liberia combined.

Dec 30, 2014

Dec 30, 2014
Ebola responders in Sierra Leone

Investigations yield insights into Ebola outbreak's early months

Bats in a hollow tree and a silent train of transmission may have fueled the unprecedented epidemic.

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014
Glasgow airport

Ebola infects health worker returning to Scotland

Scotland detected its first Ebola case, as the illness toll topped 20,000 and the outbreak passed the 1-year mark.

Dec 24, 2014

Dec 24, 2014
Ebola virus

Latest Ebola outbreak profile shows varied patterns in 3 hard-hit nations

Sierra Leone's western area is seeing intense Ebola activity, and in Guinea a surge of cases in one area propelled the country into its highest weekly case incidence so far.

Dec 23, 2014

Dec 23, 2014
Africa map with syringe

African Ebola vaccine trial shows modest immune response

The authors say the findings have proved useful in creating a more potent version.

Dec 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Frieden Ebola

CDC chief sees promising signs, long road ahead for Ebola-hit countries

The CDC director said Ebola outbreak conditions have improved since his first visit, but tough challenges remain.

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014
UN Director-General Ban Ki-moon

UN head tours Ebola region, warns against let-up

In the first stop of a 3-day tour, the UN director warned against easing up on response efforts.

Dec 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014
Vaccination in Africa

Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial

New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014
Ebola contact tracing

Ebola total tops 18,000, with hints of slowing in Sierra Leone

Case counts vary, but progress is being made toward the UN goal of isolating & treating, and safely burying where necessary, all Ebola patients.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014
Truck on rural road

CDC assessment cites rural gaps in Liberia's battle with Ebola

A report in MMWR details challenges investigation teams in West Africa have faced.

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