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Merck’s Ebola vaccine, used widely in DRC outbreak, up for FDA approval

September 17, 2019
Today, Merck announced that the FDA has accepted a biologics license application and granted priority review for the company’s investigational…

Q&A: The state of Ebola preparation in developed countries

August 20, 2019
The ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was recently declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or…

Two of four Ebola treatments prove effective in DRC trial

August 12, 2019
Preliminary findings from an ongoing randomized controlled trial of four investigational Ebola virus treatments being conducted amid the outbreak in…

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC a global public health emergency

July 17, 2019
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for the fourth time today to review the ongoing…

WHO reconvenes emergency committee following Ebola case in Goma

July 15, 2019
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, announced today that the organization’s emergency committee for Ebola virus disease…
Perspective

WHO: Ebola outbreak not an international health emergency despite deaths in Uganda

June 14, 2019
Today, an emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, for the third time, determined that the current…

Officials confirm Ebola case in Uganda

June 11, 2019
A 5-year-old boy infected with Ebola virus crossed the border into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, health officials said…

More than 2,000 cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

June 6, 2019
WHO announced that number of Ebola virus cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, have now reached over 2,000 cases, including 1,357…
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Congress takes step to support BARDA’s mission of pandemic preparedness

June 5, 2019
Congress recently passed the Pandemics and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, or PAHPAI, which will allow the Biomedical Advanced…
In the Journals

Treatment with IV fluid does not improve survival of Ebola patients

May 15, 2019
During the West African Ebola epidemic, there was no significant difference in 28-day survival among patients with Ebola virus disease who were…