[=] Ebola Virus Disease Timeline
July 29, 2014
The death of Sierra Leone’s “hero” doctor
July 31, 2014
WHO, regional leaders to “launch intensified Ebola outbreak response plan”
WHO News Release
August 1, 2014
CDC issues Ebola guidelines
Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S. Hospitals
Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease (revised August 8, 2014).
August 12, 2014
WHO panel: “it is ethical to offer unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as potential treatment or prevention.”
Summary of panel discussion.
Panel report: Ethical considerations for use of unregistered interventions for Ebola virus disease
Indian physicians in Nigeria report they are being forced to stay in the country to treat Ebola patients after local physicians did not report for work. The CEO of Primus Hospital in India confirmed the doctors were afraid of contracting the disease but said it was their duty to treat patients, adding it was “against medical morality” not to do so.
Thompson Reuters Report
Hindustan Times Report
August 20, 2014
CDC Releases Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus
Florida Department of Health provides update on its monitoring efforts
August 25, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WHO sign a confidentiality memorandum “to help facilitate communications ... regarding an actual or potential public health crisis or public health emergency of international concern…”
Text of memo
August 28, 2014
NIH announces plan for initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus.
NIH News Release
August 29, 2014
Number of deaths at 1,552
September 12, 2014
Roberto Morales Ojeda, Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, announces Cuba will send a medical team of 165 people to Sierra Leone.
September 16, 2014
President Obama announces an expansion of military and medical resources to address the epidemic.
White House Blog
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[=] Other Resources: Repositories & Referatories
The Lancet Ebola Resource Centre
LInk to this Resource
Science Magazine “Special Collection”
Link to this Resource
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Emergency Website
World Health Organization Ebola Website
Link to this Resource
[=] Other Resources: In the Literature
del Rio C, Mehta AK, Lyon III GM, Guarner J. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in 2014: The Tale of an Evolving Epidemic. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 19 August 2014] doi:10.7326/M14-1880
Galvani AP, Ndeffo-Mbah ML, Wenzel N, Childs JE. Ebola Vaccination: If Not Now, When?. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 21 August 2014] doi:10.7326/M14-1904
Kass N. Ebola, Ethics, and Public Health: What Next?. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 19 August 2014] doi:10.7326/M14-1864
Krech R, Kieny M-P. The 2014 Ebola outbreak: ethical use of unregistered interventions. Bull World Health Organ 2014;92:622 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.145789.
Klompas M, Diekema DJ, Fishman NO, Yokoe DS. Ebola Fever: Reconciling Ebola Planning With Ebola Risk in U.S. Hospitals. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 21 August 2014] doi:10.7326/M14-1918
Meltzer MI et al. Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic — Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014–2015. MMWR 2014;63;1-14.
Mugele J, Priest C. A Good Death — Ebola and Sacrifice. NEJM, September 3, 2014, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1410301.
Wolz A. Face to Face with Ebola — An Emergency Care Center in Sierra Leone. NEJM 2014; 371:1081-1083September 18, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1410179.
WHO Ebola Response Team. Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa —The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections. NEJM September 23, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1411100.
[=] Other Resources: Ebola Blogs
The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite
Regaining trust: an essential prerequisite for controlling the Ebola outbreak
Responding to Ebola
Responding to Ebola: Selected Commentaries on Key Ethical Questions