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CDC’s New Director of Public Health Preparedness and Response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) has a new director, Rear Admiral Stephen C. Redd, MD.

NIAID Seeks Biodefense Priority Pathogen Therapeutics

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking information regarding efforts to develop therapeutic products that demonstrate activity for the treatment of diseases on the NIAID Category A, B and C Priority Pathogens list.

Effect of Experimental Ebola Vaccine after High-Risk Exposure

A study appearing this week in JAMA analyzes the case of a 44-year-old U.S. physician who received an experimental Ebola vaccine after experiencing a needle stick while working in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone.

Ebola 2014: Pandemic Preparedness Lessons Learned

In late July and early August many Americans were first learning about the Ebola threat to our nation and families—and we had a lot to learn. For those of us who had read Richard Preston’s Hot Zone (Anchor, 1995), the word Ebola produced frightening images of a deadly and contagious disease  Read More »

MIT Develops Rapid Paper Strip Ebola Diagnostic

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment and isolation. A new test from MIT researchers could change that: The device,  Read More »