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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 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014
Health worker donning PPE

Sierra Leone announces holiday ban, response surge

The nation announced a ban on Christmas and New Years' festivities and a month-long response surge.

Dec 11, 2014

Dec 11, 2014
Ebola treatment center

WHO, Ebola-hit countries air steps to boost health systems

Officials discuss health system recovery in West Africa, while Swiss vaccine trials hit a snag.

Dec 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014
Ebola patient in Lunsar, Sierra Leone

Ebola struggle intensifies in Sierra Leone

The WHO and others are waging a battle to stop an "ominous spike" in Ebola cases in eastern Sierra Leone, while the western region is also a concern.

Dec 08, 2014

Dec 08, 2014
Ebola decontamination

Ebola transit units boost response; outbreak total hits 17,800

As groups tailor their response, the outbreak hits 17,800 cases, 6,331 deaths.

Dec 05, 2014

Dec 05, 2014
PCR typing tray

CDC profiles Ebola queries; UN worker sickened in Liberia

The CDC has fielded Ebola questions about 650 people, with 61 (9%) tested for the disease.

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