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Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
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.
Two Ebola Cases Confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo
Shawna Williams | May 8, 2018
The country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization rush to contain the new outbreak.
AIDS Researcher Emerges as Top Candidate to Head CDC
Ashley Yeager | Mar 19, 2018
Robert Redfield would replace Brenda Fitzgerald, who resigned in January over unresolved conflicts of interest.
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018
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.
Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 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.
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.
Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 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.
Officials Declare Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Over
Diana Kwon | Jul 3, 2017
International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.
Ebola Survivor’s Antibodies Thwart Multiple Viral Strains
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2017
The antibodies bind conserved viral parts, allowing them to neutralize all five Ebola types.
Two Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Congo
Kerry Grens | May 15, 2017
More than a dozen other individuals are suspected of infection in the central African nation.