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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.

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.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
polio vaccine supplies

WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

Apr 14, 2017

Apr 14, 2017
Ebola worker

Huge genome study dissects Ebola outbreak's spread

About 4% of patients traveled, a potential target for curbing disease spread.

Apr 06, 2017

Apr 06, 2017
Ebola vaccine trial

Large trial launches of different Ebola vaccine strategies

The phase 2 trials will enroll more than 5,000 adults and kids in Guinea and Liberia.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Map of Africa

Ebola vaccine highly effective in final trial results

In addition, phase 2 trial of an adenovirus-based vaccine shows it to be safe and immunogenic though protection less than prolonged. 

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.

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.

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.

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