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Ebola Update: Funding, Vaccines, and More Deaths in DRC

By Catherine Offord | May 23, 2018

A total of 27 people have died since April, but new funds and the deployment of an experimental vaccine are expected to help contain the virus.

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Image of the Day: Hammerhead

By The Scientist Staff | May 21, 2018

This hammer-headed fruit bat is wearing a GPS tracker deployed by researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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As the virus spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization is preparing to immunize people as soon as this week.

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Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

By Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018

The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization rush to contain the new outbreak.

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AIDS Researcher Emerges as Top Candidate to Head CDC

By Ashley Yeager | March 19, 2018

Robert Redfield would replace Brenda Fitzgerald, who resigned in January over unresolved conflicts of interest.

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Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.

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image: Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens

Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens

By Katarina Zimmer | October 31, 2017

A government report finds that laboratories in the U.S. that work with select agents such as Ebola and anthrax aren’t as secure as they should be.

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Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space

By Aggie Mika | September 1, 2017

The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.

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Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 17, 2017

In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.

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