New case of #Ebola virus in Liberia- deadly outbreak continues.

Liberia was declared ebola free in September, and earlier this week I posted about the recovery of the last ebola case in Guinea. However, a new case of ebola has been reported in Liberia, stressing the difficulty of ending the … Continue reading

End of the deadly #Ebola outbreak in West Africa?

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa may finally be over.  While the Ebola outbreak was only in US news for a brief period, it has continued to ravage affected countries until recently. Sierra Leone and Liberia have been declared ebola … Continue reading

NYC Ebola survivor Dr. Craig Spencer – video and lessons learned

Check out this video of Dr. Craig Spencer describing his time treating Ebola in Guinea and then contracting the disease himself in NYC. More info here. He writes about his illness as a missed opportunity for the news media to … Continue reading

#Ebola update: First increase in ebola cases in 2015 in all 3 heavily impacted countries

Despite the recent good news out of West Africa showing weeks of decreases in Ebola case incidences, last week showed increases in ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (graph above modified from WHO situation report showing cases from Guinea, recent case count tallies … Continue reading

#Ebola Update: Outbreak may be subsiding – BUT after 21759 cases – 8668 deaths

This terrific popsci.com article highlights the role that international intervention played in slowing and reversing the West African Ebola outbreak. First off, lets not downplay the horribleness of the outbreak: The havoc that Ebola is wreaking in West Africa cannot be understated. With a … Continue reading

The #Ebola Outbreak Continues in West Africa! New Case Counts and the safety trial for Merck-NewLink’s vaccine restarts

Despite the dissipated interest by most media outlets in the US, the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa continues. The CDC and WHO have updated Ebola case counts for the West African countries impacted most by the outbreak. The number of … Continue reading

#Ebola Update: FDA approves 3-hour Ebola test from Roche, Ebola case count surpasses 20,000!

The FDA has approved a Roche test for Ebola that detects the virus in 3 hours (LightMix Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR). More info here. New case counts from the World Health Organization indicate there have been more than 20,000 Ebola cases in … Continue reading