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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 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 23, 2015

Jan 23, 2015
Ebola workers in Conakry

Studies detail Ebola spread, response steps

Researchers note how chains of transmission helped Ebola spread in Conakry, Guinea, and 3 CDC reports detail outbreak response efforts.

Jan 23, 2015
ETU in Guinea

Liberia moves a step closer to Ebola vaccine trials

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine landed today in an outbreak country, with officials projecting a trial launch in Liberia within weeks.

Feb 04, 2015

Feb 04, 2015
Ebola burial

Ebola uptick underscores response challenges

For the first time this year, all 3 nations see an increase in cases, while the CDC reports on a December lab incident.

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015
Ebola patient on stretcher

Experts suspect Ebola virus sometimes spreads by air

An international team of experts says, in effect, "Don't be so sure" about Ebola not spreading by air.

Feb 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015
Mobile lab in Liberia

WHO clears Ebola rapid test, report confirms rapid response strategy

The new antigen test gives results in 15 minutes instead of the 12 to 24 hours needed for nucleic acid tests, and a report discusses a winning strategy in Liberia.

Feb 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015
Ebola virus particle

Bioethics review cites Ebola response glitches, offers advice

Presidential panel finds "a failure to prepare and a failure to follow good science."

Mar 04, 2015

Mar 04, 2015
Ebola command center

Ebola levels on the rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Although Liberia had no new cases, Guinea reported 51 and Sierra Leone 81 as response hurdles emerge.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Vaccination Guinea

Ebola ring vaccination trial set for Guinea launch

With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.

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