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Nov 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016
Ebola treatment unit

Mild Ebola cases may mean outbreak larger than thought

About 7.5% of close contacts tested positive, while another study dissected convalescent plasma use.

Nov 04, 2016

Nov 04, 2016
Ebola viruses

Studies say mutation made West Africa's Ebola strain deadlier

Researchers describe mutations that made the virus more capable of infecting people.

Oct 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016
ZMapp Ebola drug research

Trial offers mixed view of Ebola drug ZMapp

"I would view the results . . . in an optimistic light," said lead author Richard Davey after the drug showed more than 90% efficacy.

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Zika mosquitoes

Zika funds finally pass amid more Florida cases

In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.

Jul 01, 2016

Jul 01, 2016
Ebola PPE

Panel: Reform needed after failed HHS Ebola response

Lessons learned can improve Zika response and US readiness for the next threat, experts said.

Jun 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
Ebola PAPR

US Ebola study highlights immune system clues for severe disease

Patients with severe disease had high viral levels and extreme immune-system overreaction that led to destruction of healthy tissues.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
WHO Ebola response

WHA OKs new WHO health emergencies program

The program is part of efforts to respond better to global health crises and signifies one of the biggest changes in WHO history.

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
Ebola health worker

Ebola studies note sexual, breastmilk, healthcare spread

Rapid genetic sequencing was instrumental in identifying transmission chains, one study noted.

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016
Healthcare worker with mask

Study: Casual healthcare contact with Ebola survivors poses low risk

Though non-invasive contact with Ebola survivors poses little risk, contact with semen, ocular humor, and cerebrospinal fluid requires precautions.

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
Ebola virus

Trial suggests potential for sequential use of 2 Ebola vaccines

Meanwhile, a different study met with disappointing results for an experimental Ebola drug in the Sierra Leone trial.

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