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Jun 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015
Guinea well project

Ebola progress stalls in Guinea and Sierra Leone

Also, new studies point to an outbreak strain that's less virulent than the 1976 virus and that anorexia and joint pain are common in survivors.

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015
Freetown slum

Ebola cases drop, but battle remains in two tough hot spots

WHO sees some promising signs amidst the continuing jagged pattern of cases.

May 27, 2015

News Scan for May 27, 2015

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May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015
WHA meeting room

WHA wraps up with resolutions on emergency response reforms, antimicrobial resistance

The 3,000+ delegates from  194 WHO member states clear the way for changes prompted by gaps in the Ebola crisis response.

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015
Boy with jacket "Riposte contre Ebola"

Guinea sees spurt of Ebola cases; Sierra Leone has 1

Flares of the virus are tempering encouragement from a report saying both countries were making progress toward zero cases.

May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015
Ebola vaccine vial

Experts weigh challenges, options for Ebola vaccine clearance

Researchers study alternatives for quick licensure and how stepped-up strategies might help.

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.

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