UK Zika, Ebola and MERS research amongst winners of multimillion vaccine funding boost
4/18/2017 April, 12 - The Department of Health has announced a multimillion pound funding boost for 22 new vaccines - all with the potential to take on diseases with epidemic potential such as Ebola, Zika and MERS. Infectious diseases do not respect borders so ...
Ebola treatment unit torn down as Liberians recall outbreak
4/18/2017 PAYNESVILLE, Liberia - Bulldozers cleared the remains of a once busy Ebola treatment unit in Liberia on Wednesday, as health care workers, officials and some who were treated there gathered to mark the center's last day and official decommissioning.
Search for Zika and Ebola in Kenya finds deadly germs
4/18/2017 A four-year countrywide search for the deadly Ebola, Zika and Marburg viruses in local bats has identified germs that are potentially dangerous to Kenyans.
CDC/WHO Ebola guidelines could put sewer workers at risk
4/18/2017 Research from Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed ...
Liberia: 'Ebola Threats Still Exist'
4/18/2017 A three-day international health conference on post Ebola virus disease in the sub-region has ended in Monrovia with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf indicating that threats of the virus still exist in the region.
Report highlights Ebola research hurdles, recommends steps
4/18/2017 An expert committee assembled by the US government to sort out thorny clinical research issues that arose during West Africa's 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak published its report today, weighing in on the trials that took place and recommending steps for ...
Liberia: Gender Ministry Launches Girls Ebola Recovery Support Project
4/18/2017 The Girls Ebola Recovery Livelihood Support Project is expected to provide life and business skills and training as well as cash grants to support the re-generation or expansion of businesses of targeted adolescent girls and young women.
Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone
4/18/2017 Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived Ebola, is to return to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the disease there.
NIH study of Ebola patient traces disease progression and recovery
4/18/2017 Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at the National Institutes of Health in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pinpointed key transition points in the response to infection.
Partnering with Liberia to Fight Ebola
4/18/2017 FILE - The blood of a survivor of the Ebola virus is extracted as part of a study in Monrovia, Liberia (VOA Credit). The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia, known as PREVAIL, announced this month the expansion of the Ebola vaccine study ...