News & Perspective

Apr 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015
Engagement of religious leaders in Guinea

Slow Ebola progress in affected nations shows need for response tweaks

Lab-confirmed cases held steady last week, while some response statistics show reason for concern.

Apr 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015
Ebola contact tracing in Conakry, Guinea

WHO releases next phase of Ebola response plan

The plan seeks to cut cases, limit cases to coastal areas, and boost contact tracing and surveillance.

Apr 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

News Scan for Apr 27, 2015

New UNMEER leader
Chikungunya increase
H7N9 case in China
Avian flu in Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia
Travel alerts for dengue, RRVD

Apr 23, 2015

Apr 23, 2015
Disposable infusion set

Reports detail experimental Ebola treatment, virus evolution

Separate reports describe using TKM-Ebola and convalescent serum, as well as minimal virus changes.

Apr 22, 2015

Apr 22, 2015
Sierra Leone burial team

WHO: Stall in Ebola decline highlights need for stronger response

Also, an animal study shows promise for TKM-Ebola, and another notes long-term effects of the disease.

Apr 20, 2015

Apr 20, 2015
Ebola survivor

CDC Ebola guidance reflects concern over spread via sex

A possible risk of Ebola transmission from survivors' semen prompted the CDC to revise its advice.

Apr 17, 2015

Apr 17, 2015
World Bank Ebola meeting

World Bank boosts recovery for Ebola outbreak nations

The World Bank says it will provide at least $650 million to help West Africa recover.

Apr 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015
Obama Ebola presidents

Multilateral groups to address Ebola economic recovery

Also ahead of economic talks, Oxfam said $1.7 billion is needed to rebuild health systems, and the World Bank shared employment data.

Apr 15, 2015

Apr 15, 2015

Challenges in Guinea spur increase in Ebola cases

Guinea's progress is fragile in its fight against Ebola, with community resistance still reported in some areas.

Apr 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015
Ebola health workers

Launch of Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone targets health workers

The study of VSV-EBOV hopes to enroll 6,000 health and other frontline workers.

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