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A New Study Examines Web-Based Biosurveillance Systems in Identifying Disease Outbreaks

SILVER SPRING, MD, October 20, 2014 – Little quantitative evidence exists to show that electronic event-based biosurveillance systems that gather near real-time information to identify infectious disease outbreaks have led to specific health policy actions, decisions or outcomes, according a new study published today in the peer-review journal, PLoS One.

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Joint Statement—Ebola: Specialty Nursing and Leadership Organizations Commit to Partnership

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association have issued a joint statement about specialty nursing and leadership organization collaboration related to Ebola Virus Disease, on behalf of their 150,000-plus combined nurse members.

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#Halloween Story Pitch: Can #Ebola Crisis Eventually Turn Into Worldwide Bio-Horror?

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Staph ‘Gangs’ Share Nutrients During Infection

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when they get together with their “friends.”

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Ebola Outbreak – European History Expert Puts It in Perspective

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Duty to Treat in a Time of Ebola? A Hard Question

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Recent Ebola Events Illustrate Need for Restrictive Quarantine Measures, Individual Responsibility, Wash. U. Expert Says

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Ebola: Pathology Expert Available to Explain How Ebola is Diagnosed and How US Laboratories Ensure the Public’s Safety

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Ebola Highlights Disparity of Disease Burden in Developed vs. Developing Countries

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Study highlights need to monitor disease in developing countries even when burden of diseases is low.

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Will My Child Get Ebola?

For many months, the world has witnessed the Ebola virus spread and claim more than 4,400 lives in West African countries. On Oct. 8, the first confirmed adult Ebola patient identified in the United States died. The constant news coverage has heightened concern among parents who fear their children will become infected.

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