January 31st 2023
This first-in-human, phase 1 vaccine trial produced a lasting immune response against Marburg virus.
January 11th 2023
After their first Sudan ebolavirus outbreak in 10 years, resulting in 164 cases, Uganda today announced the Ebola outbreak is over.
October 18th 2022
That country is trying to contain the virus to prevent further cases, as well as other African countries met to try to prevent an outbreak inside their own borders.
September 28th 2022
Uganda’s first Ebola outbreak in a decade raises concern due to its vaccine resistance.
July 19th 2022
2 patients died of Marburg virus in the southern Ashanti region of Ghana. Nearly 100 close contacts are now under observation for the infectious disease, which is a cousin of the Ebola virus.
ACIP Updates Recommended Vaccines and Immunization Schedules after 2-Day Meeting
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend hepatitis B, orthopoxviruses, and Ebola vaccines to certain populations, as well as approving 2022 immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults.
Investigational Ebola Vaccine Regimen Shows Immune Response in Kids and Adults
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine regimen induced neutralizing antibody responses in 98% of participants 21 days after the second dose.
Marburg Virus Case Reported in West Africa
The first case reported in Guinea has resulted in a patient's death, while health authorities work to reduce outbreak risks.
10 Key Pillars to an Effective Ebola Response
EVD outbreaks this year serve as a reminder of the virus’ severity and the importance of having a containment strategy in place.
Treating Zaire ebolavirus With Ansuvimab-zykl
The recombinant human IgG1κ monoclonal antibody binds and neutralizes the virus.
Ebola Outbreak in DRC Declared Over
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reached 42 days without a new case. Guinea, however, has not officially declared its outbreak over yet.
Virus Spillover and Emerging Pathogens Pick Up Speed
Infectious diseases are emerging at an alarmingly rapid pace, faster than any other time in human history.
Ebola Virus Cases Reach 23 in Guinea, Africa Through Early 2021
An outbreak which began at an infected healthcare worker's funeral has resulted in nearly 100 contact follow-ups.
CDC to Begin Public Health Measures to Respond to Ebola in Africa
Beginning this week, the agency is funneling air travelers from 2 African countries to a limited amount of US airports.
Ebola Outbreak: Democratic Republic of Congo Reports 2 New Deaths
Just months removed after its last outbreak, the country is seeing the emergence of another outbreak.
Which Health Care Workers Should Receive the Ebola Vaccine Ervebo?
The Ebola vaccine is not commercially available, but can be distributed upon request to the CDC and administered under the supervision of a physician.
Treatment for Ebola Virus Approved by FDA
An Orphan Drug Designation was granted to Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, LP, creator the therapy.
Delving Deeper into Post Ebola Syndrome
Here is a look at the patterns within the variety of symptoms and presentations during physician exams.
FDA Approves First Ebola Virus Treatment
Unpaid Congolese Health Workers Demand Wages as Ebola Cases Rise
The latest Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of Congo has led to at least 100 cases as of Friday, according to WHO.
WHO Ebola Virus Disease Definitions Are Suboptimal, Study Shows
Ebola virus disease definitions from the World Health Organization definitions could be improved by including contact history and intense fatigue as a key symptom and excluding fever, a new study found.
Ebola Vaccine Regimen Receives European Commission Marketing Authorization
The European Commission has granted Marketing Authorization for a 2-dose Ebola vaccine regimen.
New DRC Ebola Outbreak Emerging in Equateur Province
As of June 1, there have been at least 6 cases of Ebola detected in Mbandaka, a port city with a population of more than 1.2 million people.
COVID-19 Unlikely Transmitted Sexually
US and China research shows the coronavirus is not present in semen samples, unlike Ebola and the Zika virus.
New DRC Ebola Case, Outbreak Still Considered a PHEIC
A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What the 2018 DRC Ebola Epidemic Taught Us About Outbreak Response and Experimental Countermeasures
How has treating infections changed with the availability of experimental vaccines and therapeutics, and how can we apply this to COVID-19 today?
March 360: Trending Infectious Disease News of the Month
As March comes to an end, we look back at an unprecedented month in infectious disease news.
Is the End in Sight for DRC Ebola Outbreak?
The last confirmed patient with Ebola was discharged from care on March 4, 2020.
Ebola Remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee decided today that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains a PHEIC.
How Does rVSV-ZEBOV Vaccination Affect Pregnant Women?
A new article examines pregnancy outcomes among women who received the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine in the STRIVE study.
January 360: Trending Infectious Disease News of the Month
As January comes to an end, we’re looking back at important infectious disease news from the past month.
MMWR Details Discordant Ebola Case Definitions Among DRC and Bordering Countries
Investigators of a new analysis detail how Ebola case definitions became increasingly complex and discordant during the 6-month period in the countries surrounding the DRC.
The Ebola Outbreak Response So Far
The CDC MMWR provides a summary of the Ebola response from August 2018 to November 2019, noting 2196 deaths and consistent challenges in outbreak control due to government mistrust and ongoing armed conflict.
Top Infectious Disease Outbreaks of 2019
From Ebola to measles to Salmonella, these were the top 9 infectious disease outbreaks of 2019.
Ebola Vaccine Approved by FDA
Ervebo has been approved for the prevention of Ebola virus disease, caused by Zaire ebolavirus in individuals 18 years of age and older.
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