News & Perspective

Jan 05, 2015

Jan 05, 2015
UNMEER's Banbury and Alpha Conde

Ebola deaths top 8,000; exposures trigger health worker evacuations

As deaths top 8,000, UNMEER leadership changes hands, and Guinea launches a new effort.

Jan 06, 2015

Jan 06, 2015
Vaccine injection

UK researchers launch human trial of third Ebola vaccine

The trial of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine brings the number of Ebola vaccines in such trials to three.

Jan 07, 2015

Jan 07, 2015
Ebola treatment center in Guinea

Ebola reach expands in Guinea; WHO vaccine experts to meet

The Ebola situations in the three hardest-hit countries continue to reflect a mixed picture.

Jan 08, 2015

Jan 08, 2015
Osprey lands in Tubmanburg, Liberia

UN officials weigh Ebola border challenges; SL cases top 10,000

UN officials meet with local leaders in Liberian hot spot.

Jan 08, 2015

News Scan for Jan 08, 2015

H7N9 cases in China
Antibiotic discovery
Disney measles outbreak
Omani, Saudi MERS cases
Crimean-Congo fever in HCWs

Jan 09, 2015

Jan 09, 2015
Vaccination being given in Africa

WHO experts chart next steps for Ebola vaccine trials

High-level meeting in Geneva says large phase 3 trials in West Africa to test efficacy and safety are next up.

Jan 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015
Ebola vaccine

Report maps complex challenges to Ebola vaccine efforts

Interim report lays out 14 principles to guide the process of providing vaccines.

Jan 12, 2015
World Health Assembly

WHO board eyes emergency-response reforms in light of Ebola

Recent global health emergencies like Ebola outbreak have shone a spotlight on WHO limits to quickly respond.

Jan 13, 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Burial team at gravesite

Probe of Ebola burial practices pinpoints risks, triggers changes

Sierra Leone burial practices likely helped fuel ongoing virus transmission.

Jan 14, 2015

Jan 14, 2015
Ebola treatment unit

Ebola cases dropping in all three countries, but hot spots remain

New cases continue, especially in western Sierra Leone.

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