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As deaths top 8,000, UNMEER leadership changes hands, and Guinea launches a new effort.
Researchers note how chains of transmission helped Ebola spread in Conakry, Guinea, and 3 CDC reports detail outbreak response efforts.
The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine landed today in an outbreak country, with officials projecting a trial launch in Liberia within weeks.
For the first time this year, all 3 nations see an increase in cases, while the CDC reports on a December lab incident.
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.
Presidential panel finds "a failure to prepare and a failure to follow good science."
Although Liberia had no new cases, Guinea reported 51 and Sierra Leone 81 as response hurdles emerge.
With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.
An American health worker is in critical condition, and several US health worker contacts, and one from the UK, have been flown home for observation.
Other Ebola developments include the departure of Cuba's team from Liberia, new information on evacuee contact monitoring, and outbreak case totals.
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