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Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

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.

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 9 more Ebola cases in DRC, 29 total

Though global risk remains low, 7 countries have begun screening at airports and ports of entry.

Jul 01, 2016

Jul 01, 2016
Ebola PPE

Panel: Reform needed after failed HHS Ebola response

Lessons learned can improve Zika response and US readiness for the next threat, experts said.

Apr 06, 2016

Apr 06, 2016
White House

White House to shift Ebola funds for Zika response

The Obama administration, though, is sticking with its $1.9 billion request, some of which would cover the shift.

Sep 30, 2015

Sep 30, 2015
Ebola contact tracing

Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms

In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.

Jul 21, 2015

Jul 21, 2015

Ebola vaccine called promising; HHS awards drug contract

The contract is for bolstering monoclonal antibody treatment for Ebola.

Jun 17, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
Ebola checkpoint

Ebola cases dip slightly, but hot spots persist

As cases drop slightly, vaccine trials suffer from lack of patients. Also, the NIH announces a trial involving survivors.

Mar 31, 2015

Mar 31, 2015
Lab worker with test tubes

BioCryst gets HHS contract for Ebola drug development

Funding will be used to continue trials of BCX4430 and prepare for its large-scale manufacture.

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.

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