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    2-Aug-2016 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 658286

Collateral Harm: The Impact of Ebola and Related Fears on Facility-Based Child Deliveries

Georgetown University Medical Center

The first known household survey examining the collateral harm to pregnancy services in areas affected by the West African Ebola epidemic suggests a significant slide backwards in child and maternal health. The study, conducted in Liberia, points to the deep disruptions caused by the Ebola epidemic — even in parts of the country with relatively limited transmission.

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29-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    14-Jul-2016 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 657173

Ecologists Identify Potential New Sources of Ebola and Other Filoviruses

University of Georgia

Researchers identify bat species most likely to carry filoviruses and map hotspots for disease surveillance and virus discovery efforts.

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14-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 656709

Quick, Early Test for Ebola Could Prevent Epidemics

Princeton University

Researchers from Princeton University are joining with colleagues from U.S. government laboratories in an effort to dramatically improve the test for the Ebola virus. The goal is to offer a quick, accurate and inexpensive method to help contain future epidemics.

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6-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 656483

U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

An Independent Panel formed to review the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies and strengthened coordination and collaboration with state and local governments and their private-sector partners.

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30-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 656150

Political Pitfalls in Handling Ebola May Carry Over to Zika

University of Michigan

If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola—and early indications are that in many ways it is—the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of health care coordination and a lot of political finger pointing, according to an analysis by the University of Michigan.

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27-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 655866

Johns Hopkins Students Design Ebola Protection Suit Improvements

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University engineering students working to develop a better suit to protect health care workers in Ebola outbreaks have developed prototypes for a more comfortable hood and face mask that make breathing easier, and for a battery-powered system that curbs humidity in the suit.

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22-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 655534

Sandia Researchers Discover Mechanism for Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection

Sandia National Laboratories

Rift Valley fever virus and other bunyaviruses may soon be added to the list of viruses denied access to a human host. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have discovered a mechanism by which RVFV hijacks the host machinery to cause infection

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16-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 655476

Simulations Describe HIV’s ‘Diabolical Delivery Device’

University of Chicago

University of Chicago scientists and their colleagues have developed an innovative computer model of HIV that gives real insight into how a virus “matures” and becomes infective.

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15-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 655352

Cedars-Sinai Selected as Regional Treatment Center for Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases

Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai will play a critical role in bolstering the nation’s front-line defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant meant to improve the response to emerging medical threats. The medical center and the California Department of Public Health will share a $3.25-million grant from the federal agency through fiscal year 2019 to strengthen the delivery of specialized emergency medical care.

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14-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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