News & Perspective

Aug 06, 2014

Aug 06, 2014
Floor of the EOC

Ebola developments trigger CDC's highest response level

With the situation in Nigeria worsening, CDC takes an action it last took during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic.

Aug 07, 2014

Aug 07, 2014
Rayburn Building

House witnesses paint grim picture of Ebola epidemic

An official of a leading aid group asserts that inaction by the rest of the world has let the disease get out of control.

Aug 07, 2014
Map of west Africa

Countries scale up Ebola response, watch for cases outside Africa

Liberia and Sierra Leone have taken new actions to curb infections, as response activities and testing of possible travel-related cases play out on other continents.

Aug 08, 2014

Aug 08, 2014
Emergency button

WHO declares Ebola a public health emergency

Along with the agency's declaration came an emergency committee's list of steps to limit disease spread.

Aug 08, 2014

Ebola Scan for Aug 08, 2014

Possible use of Ebola drugs
CDC Ebola guidance
State of emergency in Nigeria
Possible cases in Greece, Benin

Aug 11, 2014

Aug 11, 2014
Border patrol

Ebola: Guinea closes border, Canada case ruled out

In recent days, Guinea closed its borders, and suspected cases in Canada and Saudi Arabia were ruled out.

Aug 12, 2014

Aug 12, 2014
Marie-Paule Kieny, PhD

WHO: It's ethical to use untried drugs in Ebola outbreak

As deaths top 1,000, a panel says it's ethical to use unlicensed drugs, vaccines.

Aug 12, 2014

News Scan for Aug 12, 2014

New Saudi MERS case
Synthetic malaria drug batches
Hepatitis C epidemic
Neuro arbovirus cases in kids

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014
Airplane behind fence

WHO pushes back against Ebola-related flight bans

The WHO voiced concern about Ebola-related bans on flights to outbreak countries and other African nations.

Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
Africa hunger

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 2,000 infections

The Ebola total in West Africa's outbreak has pushed past 2,000, as the WHO tempered expectations and addressed food supply issues.

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