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Putting a Band Aid On It: Famine, Ebola, And The Impact Of Song

Putting a Band Aid On It: Famine, Ebola, And The Impact Of Song

Thirty years ago, Bob Geldof and Band Aid recorded the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for famine relief in Ethiopia. Last week, a new version of the song was released, this time in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

November 24, 2014 — Layla Eplett
Airborne? Memories of Another Virus and Panic’s Rise and Fall

Airborne? Memories of Another Virus and Panic’s Rise and Fall

She started by asking me something like, “We understand you know a lot about AIDS, is that right?” “A fair bit, I guess. Why?” It was 20 years ago, in Sydney – before the antiretroviral drug combinations arrived.

October 26, 2014 — Hilda Bastian

Ebola and Priorities in Drug Development

News is rapidly changing regarding Ebola. Even as I've been writing this post, we've gone from "There is no treatment except supportive care" to NIH's Dr.

August 5, 2014 — Judy Stone
Ebola – the World’s Katrina

Ebola – the World’s Katrina

To anyone who follows infectious disease outbreaks, it is no great surprise that the most immediate, looming threat, Ebola, has received scant attention until recently.

September 9, 2014 — Judy Stone

Graphic Guides to Ebola from the Epicenter and Abroad

The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa continues to make the news as more cases are reported and casualties rise. A common thread in reporting is the difficulty in communicating accurate information to combat the spread of the virus when communities are gripped with fear and misinformation spreads as quickly as the virus itself.

August 8, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Ebola Quarantines: Can we stop the charade now?

Ebola Quarantines: Can we stop the charade now?

“I’m a believer in an abundance of caution but I’m not a believer of an abundance of idiocy.” Ashish Jha, MD Quarantine craziness has continued since my last post, with more states joining in the fray.

November 11, 2014 — Judy Stone

Quarantines: Chaos and Confusion

There has been a quantum change in the past few days as to how healthcare workers (HCW) returning from the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are being treated.

October 28, 2014 — Judy Stone
Superbugs should scare you more than Ebola in US

Superbugs should scare you more than Ebola in US

The first case of Ebola in the United States was announced today, with a patient in Dallas who traveled to the US from Liberia. The resultant hysteria and xenophobia prompts this reminder.

September 30, 2014 — Judy Stone

Clay Jenkins and Zachary Thompson are Ebola Heroes

All last week CDC officials reiterated their conclusion—based on nearly 40 years worth of successfully containing past outbreaks—that you cannot catch the Ebola virus from people who are infected unless they have already begun suffering a fever or started showing other signs of illnesses.

October 6, 2014 — Christine Gorman
Disease Detectives Investigate Outbreaks at Home and Abroad

Disease Detectives Investigate Outbreaks at Home and Abroad

The medical sleuths of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been thrust into the limelight with the recent Ebola epidemic. Charged with chasing diseases and stopping outbreaks, they're a geeky bunch of young doctors, veterinarians and scientists, who prefer to work behind the scenes.

October 10, 2014 — Seema Yasmin

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