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The End of Ebola? Lessons at the Epidemic's One Year Anniversary

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Going forward, we need to be better prepared for further outbreaks of this and other infectious agents. Maybe someday in the future, Ebola will be sealed and contained in a building. But in the modern age, even such containment is only temporary.

Ebola Researcher Raises $100,000 Via Crowdfunding

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A California-based immunologist leading an international effort to develop new anti-E...

Health Officials Request Production Plans For Ebola Drug ZMapp

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds comment from Emergent, Novartis, paragraphs 10-12) By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. officials ha...

Here's A Breakdown Of The Ebola Treatments Used So Far In This Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living

As the Ebola outbreak rages on in West Africa and begins to slowly spread in the United States, the race for a cure or vaccine for the deadly virus is...

Racism Charge in Ebola Fight Way Overblown

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was tactful and circumspect when he questioned the way health officials and medical staffers handled the care and treatment of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan. Jackson carefully avoided using the "R" word.

Ebola: Cutting-Edge Science Offers Hope for Containing the Most Severe Acute Health Emergency in Modern Times

Margaret Chan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Chan

While many difficult scientific issues remain to be resolved, one thing is clear: WHO and its scientific and industry partners are making sure that no stone is left unturned, that no international standards for safety and quality are compromised.

Ebola Outbreak and Outcry: Saving Thomas Eric Duncan

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The use of ZMapp raises the question of privilege. Is it only those with better connections to positions of power who will get a fighting chance to receive this experimental drug?

Ebola and Life-Threatening Diseases: Should You Take Untested Medicines?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

If a condition, even Ebola, threatens your life, be courageous, be informed, and be prepared to make a decision that could help you survive.

Anna Almendrala

The Key To Fighting Ebola May Come From A Tobacco Plant | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

If the experimental Ebola therapy ZMapp proves effective, defeating a rare and deadly virus won’t be the only reason the drug is groundbreaking. It ...

There Are No More Samples Of The Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there...

Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Successfully Treats All Monkeys In Study

Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 08/29/2014 07:31 PM EDT on LiveScience An experimental drug called ZMapp, which contains a cocktail ...

Ebola Survivor Urges Company To Send Experimental Drug To Africa

AP | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up i...

The Ethics Of The Ebola Outbreak: Who Should Receive Experimental Treatment?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The need for these drugs is greatest in the countries where the epidemic is raging. Their residents come first. Because clinical trials for safety and efficacy can be carried out only in such countries, even the "compassionate use" of an unproven drug in severely limited supply should be granted first to inhabitants of the nations that have been most severely affected.

What We Need to Learn From the Ebola Epidemic

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Luckily, the two Americans who received ZMapp, the new experimental drug for Ebola, seem to be improving, which holds great promise and hope for thousands of other people but also raises broader ethical issues and questions.

Why Big Pharma Probably Won't Cure Ebola

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business

The Ebola virus may be getting closer to Americans than ever, but don't expect big American drug companies to come to the rescue. Instead, small bi...

Experimental Ebola Treatment Seems To Be Working

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

An experimental serum against the Ebola virus was flown to Liberia last week to help U.S. aid workers Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who had fal...