FDA News

FDA OKs emergency use of Ebola finger-stick test

November 9, 2018
The FDA announced it has granted an emergency use authorization for a rapid, single-use test for detecting the Ebola virus that uses a portable…

Fearing cross-border spread, Uganda to start vaccinating against Ebola

November 2, 2018
Uganda will begin vaccinating heath care and other front-line workers against the Ebola virus next week amid concerns that a large outbreak in…

Ebola vaccines demonstrate long-lasting immune response

November 1, 2018
Vaccines developed in response to the West African Ebola epidemic generated an immune response lasting for at least 2 1/2 years, according to…

Insufficient evidence to recommend Ebola vaccine for pregnant women, WHO advisory group says

October 26, 2018
A committee that advises WHO on global immunization policy said there is insufficient evidence to recommend giving pregnant women an experimental…
Cover Story

Children struggle with limited options during Ebola outbreaks

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2018
About 1 week after an outbreak of Ebola was declared over in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, officials announced another outbreak of the…
In the Journals

Number of hospital births decline during Ebola outbreak in Liberia

October 2, 2018
A national survey in Liberia conducted via text messages during the 2015 Ebola outbreak confirmed that hospital-based births decreased during the…
Guest Commentary

Lessons from the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC

September 19, 2018
In this guest commentary, Philip A. Lederer, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of
In the Journals Plus

Ebola survivors experience increased neurologic symptoms decades after outbreak

August 27, 2018
Ebola virus disease survivors had lower cognitive scores and more symptoms of depression and anxiety compared with close contacts more than 20 years…

WHO chief ‘more worried’ about latest Ebola outbreak in Congo after visit

August 14, 2018
WHO’s top official visited areas of the latest Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, and said he came away…

Vaccine can be used in new Ebola outbreak in Congo, WHO says

August 7, 2018
WHO confirmed today that the latest Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, is unrelated to the previous outbreak that…