News & Perspective

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018
Ebola recovery

In review of Ebola recovery, GAO urges better accountability

Of $1.6 billion appropriated, $412 million has been targeted to 131 projects.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
Lassa fever virus

Nigerian Lassa fever outbreak tops 1,000 suspected cases

Young adult men are hardest hit by the typically rodent-borne disease.

Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017
Ebola blood vial

Reports detail Ebola post-exposure guidance, fatality risk

Analysis of blood samples provides clues about how the disease unfolds and which patients are more likely to die.

Oct 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017
Ebola outbreak doctor

Uganda confirms 2nd Marburg case, isolates 2 others

The man, who died from his infection, is a brother of the first confirmed case-patient.

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Ebola nurses

New Ebola guidelines address immediate supportive care

In another study, researchers develop easy-to-use risk scores for triaging patients.

Oct 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017
Ebola vaccine study

Liberia trial finds Ebola vaccines yield year-long immune response

A trial at the end of Liberia's Ebola outbreak shows 2 candidate vaccines posed no major safety concerns and triggered immune responses that lasted at least a year.

Oct 02, 2017

Oct 02, 2017
Vials and syringe

Project BioShield adds Ebola vaccines, drugs to US stockpile

The $170.2 million in BioShield funds covers late-stage development and buys up to 1.13 million vaccine regimens and an unspecified number of treatment courses of two Ebola drugs.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Ebola survivor

Study finds high disability rate in Ebola survivors

Ebola survivors have 7 times the disability rate of close contacts, and the virus likely causes muscle damage.

Jul 03, 2017

Jul 03, 2017
Ebola worker

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in DRC

The first case was identified in late April, and over the past 8 weeks, medical workers registered and followed 583 contacts.

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Ebola response

US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist

Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.

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