Health care providers should review Ebola response plans to avoid mistakes, say experts
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  May 28, 2017  
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 Health care providers should review Ebola response plans to avoid mistakes, say expertsHealth care providers should review Ebola response plans to avoid mistakes, say experts
 
With an Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts say health care providers should review their Ebola response plans now to avoid repeating past mistakes.
 
 
 Researchers identify antibodies that hold promise as Ebola treatmentsResearchers identify antibodies that hold promise as Ebola treatments
 
The fight to contain the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was hampered by the lack of an effective treatment or vaccine.
 
   New findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccinesNew findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines
 
After analyzing the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak, a team of scientists from academia, industry and the government has discovered the first natural human antibodies that can neutralize and protect animals against all three major disease-causing ebolaviruses.
 
   Researchers develop safe and easy self-donning surgical gownsResearchers develop safe and easy self-donning surgical gowns
 
In the health care setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that health care personnel can don without the need for any assistance.
 
   TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxinTSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin
 
Botulinum neurotoxin is probably best known to Americans as BOTOX, a cosmetic medicine, rather than as a cause of potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses.
 
 WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years
 
WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two yearsThe World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa announced today four new flagship programs for the region over the next two years, including a major push on adolescent health and the creation of regional emergency hubs.
 
 
 Near real-time genomic sequencing reveals how Zika virus entered into the U.S.
 
Near real-time genomic sequencing reveals how Zika virus entered into the U.S.A new study by a multi-national research team, including scientists from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, explains how Zika virus entered the United States last year and how it might re-enter the country this year.