News & Perspective

Jul 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015
Doctors in Guinea

Ebola cases ebb a bit, with Conakry, Freetown as hot spots

With 26 new cases, much activity is centered in the two capitals for the 2nd week in a row.

Jul 21, 2015

Jul 21, 2015

Ebola vaccine called promising; HHS awards drug contract

The contract is for bolstering monoclonal antibody treatment for Ebola.

Jul 20, 2015

Jul 20, 2015
Ebola treatment center

Experimental Ebola drug shelved; study explores virus clearance

A convalescent plasma trial shows early promise, and a report indicates extended virus shedding in urine and stool.

Jul 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015

News Scan for Jul 17, 2015

Prolonged hospital MERS spread
Call for better WHO Ebola response

Jul 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015
Funeral procession

Studies note possible human, animal Ebola exposures

Studies note frequent corpse touching at funerals, as well as frequent bat exposure.

Jul 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015
Freetown street scene

Ebola activity steady, back in Guinea and Sierra Leone capitals

Also, phase 2 trials just launched for two prime-boost Ebola vaccine regimens.

Jul 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015
Ebola fever check

Liberia's Ebola cluster grows to 6 cases

The string of cases that recently ended Liberia's respite has grown to 6 with the death of a woman in a Monrovia hospital.

Jul 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015
Ebola temp check

Ebola recovery push nets $5 billion in pledges

Meanwhile, about 200 health leaders are meeting in Cape Town this week to discuss global health security priorities.

Jul 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015
DNA fingerprint

Gene study points to Liberian source for new Ebola cluster

The new Ebola disease cluster in Liberia probably was not sparked by an imported case. 

Jul 10, 2015

News Scan for Jul 10, 2015

System failures at CDC labs
Texas Cyclospora update
MERS in South Korea
CDC 'Yellow Book' updated


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