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No DC area patients have Ebola, health officials say

Washington Post - 03 Oct 2014
No patients at Washington-area hospitals who were being evaluated for Ebola have the deadly disease, health officials say. A patient at Howard University Hospital had been “ruled out” as an Ebola case, officials there said Saturday, while a patient at ...
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Talks @ Pulitzer: How Humans Are Driving the Rise of Diseases

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - 15 Nov 2017
Join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, for a Talks @ Pulitzer event in Washington, D.C., with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Johnson. Johnson shares his experiences reporting on outbreaks, climate change, and human-animal ...
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Working toward global health security: Strategies and challenges

Devex - 23 Oct 2017
Some of the risks to health security include chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, and the spread of pandemic influenzas — for example, H1N1, or swine flu, in 2009 or, more recently, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Zika ...
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Experts: Don't Expect Closer US-Russian Ties Anytime Soon

University of Virginia - 10 Nov 2017
“Putin thought it would be the third term of the Obama administration and Obama had identified three threats: Ebola, ISIS and Russia,” Lynch said. “And what do you do with these? You eradicate Ebola, you annihilate ISIS, and where does that leave Russia?”.
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Photojournalist Examines Post-Ebola Life in Sierra Leone

Georgetown University The Hoya - 18 Sep 2017
Photojournalism has the power to raise awareness for otherwise forgotten stories, according to photojournalist Sara May at an opening of her exhibit detailing the aftermath of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone at the Washington, D.C. Leica Store on Friday.
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Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump's Health Secretary is in Liberia

Newsweek - 19 May 2017
Tom Price Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price testifies on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint before the Committee on Appropriations at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 29. Price's first foreign trip as health secretary was to ...
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Researchers identify novel way to target Ebola

EurekAlert (press release) - 26 Sep 2017
Washington, DC - Sept. 26, 2017 - Researchers have identified a potential new way to attack Ebola. Scientists have discovered that a protein called Tim-1 (T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 1) plays a key role in the development ...
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ASU engineer's lab partnering with US Army to improve Ebola detection

Arizona State University - 01 Aug 2017
That reality was painfully clear during the 2014 Ebola outbreak when clinics struggled to prevent transmission from patients to caregivers overwhelmed by the disease. The deadly virus traveled across continents before its symptoms were detected and the ...
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Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths

WJLA - 14 May 2017
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — One person has been confirmed dead from Ebola in an outbreak in a remote corner of northern Congo as health authorities look into a total of nine suspected cases, including two other deaths, the country's health minister and the ...
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Worse Than Ebola: US Not Preparing for the Next Bio-Threat - 01 May 2017
The U.S. government is slacking off on preparing for the next big pandemic or biological terrorism attack and is not only endangering its citizens but also missing out on a great opportunity to score political points, experts said Monday. Protecting ...
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Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response

EurekAlert (press release) - 11 Oct 2017
Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last for at least one year.

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