Ebola

In the wake of the Ebola crisis, PAs in Liberia face professional challenges

In the wake of the Ebola crisis, PAs in Liberia face professional challenges

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Physician assistants in Liberia have played a key role in their country's health care during times of crisis, but they still face professional challenges.

Ebola vaccine trials start in West Africa

Ebola vaccine trials start in West Africa

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

Governments need to prepare for infectious disease outbreaks

Governments need to prepare for infectious disease outbreaks

To illustrate the lack of preparedness countries have to address a potential disease outbreak, Bill Gates and associates built an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) simulation.

Fast-acting Ebola test granted for emergency use by FDA

Fast-acting Ebola test granted for emergency use by FDA

The LightMix Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR Test offers results in three days, compared with other tests that can take up to a day to produce results.

Ebola epidemic may have been started by bat exposure

Ebola epidemic may have been started by bat exposure

Ebola epidemics are zoonotic in origin, spreading through contact with bats or larger wildlife.

HIPAA privacy bulletin released in wake of Ebola outbreak

HIPAA privacy bulletin released in wake of Ebola outbreak

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HHS released details on how patient information can be shared during a public-health emergency.

Obama calls for $6 billion to combat Ebola

Obama calls for $6 billion to combat Ebola

The Obama administration has asked for over $6 billion to help combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and strengthen protection in the United States.

Recommitting to universal precautions in the Ebola era


Recommitting to universal precautions in the Ebola era


Reviewing precautions for blood and body fluids will help protect both healthcare workers and the public.

Experts comment on Ebola quarantines and the law

Experts comment on Ebola quarantines and the law

A panel of legal and healthcare experts discussed what it means to bring the court into the controversy over Ebola quarantines.

Ebola quarantines are overused in United States

Ebola quarantines are overused in United States

Quarantining asymptomatic people who may have Ebola is unnecessary and harmful, according to experts.

Ebola patients in United States fare well

Ebola patients in United States fare well

The United States has handled the Ebola outbreak relatively well despite country-wide concern.

United States starting human trials of new Ebola vaccine

United States starting human trials of new Ebola vaccine

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Initial safety and efficacy results of VSV-ZEBOV, a second Ebola vaccine candidate, are expected by the end of 2014.

What to know about pediatric Ebola

What to know about pediatric Ebola

Pediatric health professionals should be able to identify potential Ebola cases in children through identification of symptoms and a history of potential virus exposure.

Is 21 days enough quarantine time for Ebola exposure?

Is 21 days enough quarantine time for Ebola exposure?

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Experts call for more thorough research into the effectiveness of the 21-day surveillance period.

Nurse not at fault for contracting Ebola

Nurse not at fault for contracting Ebola

The nurse who contracted Ebola is not to blame for her infection.

How likely is a lawsuit against the hospital that treated first American Ebola victim?

How likely is a lawsuit against the hospital that treated first American Ebola victim?

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Experts have said that it is unlikely that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital will see a lawsuit from the first American Ebola victim's family.

Treating the first known patient with Ebola in the U.S.: Lessons learned

Treating the first known patient with Ebola in the U.S.: Lessons learned

Lessons learned from treating the first known patient with Ebola virus infection in the United States offer a sobering look into the enormous challenge this disease represents.

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