News & Perspective

Feb 27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015
Ebola treatment in Guinea

Trial of Ebola drug ZMapp launches in Liberia, US

Steeply dropping cases, though, may cause the NIAID to vary from the original trial design.

Feb 27, 2015

News Scan for Feb 27, 2015

Saudi MERS cases
New bornavirus in Europe
Resistant Salmonella, Campylobacter
Marburg virus inhibition

Feb 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015
Ebola virus particle

Bioethics review cites Ebola response glitches, offers advice

Presidential panel finds "a failure to prepare and a failure to follow good science."

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015
Ebola investigators in West Africa

Obstacles slow Ebola progress in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Officials reported fewer new cases overall last week than the week befeore, but progress stalled in Sierra Leone.

Feb 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015
Monrovia street vendor

Liberia's jobless level shows some gain with Ebola drop

About 20% of Liberians who were unemployed during the Ebola outbreak have returned to the workforce.

Feb 23, 2015

Feb 23, 2015
Guinea roadway

UN seeks $900 million for phase 2 Ebola response

UN funding is needed to cover its response activities in the region through 2015, with an urgent need to ramp up before the rainy season.

Feb 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015
Mobile lab in Liberia

WHO clears Ebola rapid test, report confirms rapid response strategy

The new antigen test gives results in 15 minutes instead of the 12 to 24 hours needed for nucleic acid tests, and a report discusses a winning strategy in Liberia.

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015
Ebola patient on stretcher

Experts suspect Ebola virus sometimes spreads by air

An international team of experts says, in effect, "Don't be so sure" about Ebola not spreading by air.

Feb 18, 2015

Feb 18, 2015
Cemetery cross

Ebola-hit nations struggle with local resistance, unreported cases

The outbreak nations reported 128 new cases last week, lifting the total to 23,218, including 9,365 deaths.

Feb 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015
Syringe on map of West Africa

Report: Long-term Ebola threat makes vaccines essential

An expert panel lays out a host of recommendations, including advice on current clinical trials.

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