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 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.

Apr 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

News Scan for Apr 27, 2015

New UNMEER leader
Chikungunya increase
H7N9 case in China
Avian flu in Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia
Travel alerts for dengue, RRVD

May 06, 2015

May 06, 2015
Chlorine distribution in Guinea

Progress against Ebola advances in Guinea and Sierra Leone

The two nations saw only 18 cases last week from just a few hot spots.

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

News Scan for May 22, 2015

More Ebola in West Africa
New Qatar MERS case
Raw tuna Salmonella

Jul 09, 2015

Jul 09, 2015
United Nations flags

Ebola recovery goals focus on rebuilding health systems

As an Ebola recovery conference opened, Oxfam reported on broken funding promises that followed other crises and disasters.

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. 

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.

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