Ebola

Aug 24, 2018
The Senate last night voted 85-7 to pass an $857 billion spending package, which includes bills that would fund the departments of Health and Human Services, Defense and Labor for fiscal year 2019. The bill would provide a $2.3 billion increase for HHS from 2018. Among other provisions, the bill…
Aug 24, 2018
Health care and public health professionals can register to attend a Sept. 19-20 workshop in Omaha, Neb., on preparing for emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola, offered by the National Ebola Training and Education Center. NETEC also will offer the two-day workshop later this year in Boston…
Aug 9, 2018
The Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday launched an Ebola vaccination campaign for high-risk populations in North Kivu province, where a new outbreak of the virus was announced last week. A total of 44 cases have been reported to date, including 17 confirmed. The new cases are in a province…
Aug 2, 2018
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has identified a new cluster of presumed Ebola cases based on preliminary laboratory results, the World Health Organization announced yesterday. Further testing is ongoing. “Working closely with the Ministry of Health and partners, we will fight this one as we…
Jul 24, 2018
The World Health Organization today announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Shortly after the outbreak was declared in May, the African nation began offering health workers and other high-risk populations an experimental vaccine that was highly…
Jul 10, 2018
Health care and public health professionals can register to attend a Sept. 19-20 workshop in Omaha, NE, on preparing for Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases, offered by the National Ebola Training and Education Center. NETEC also will offer the two-day workshop later this year in…
May 31, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday provided an update on federal preparedness and the agency’s response efforts to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Among other actions, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said the agency is focused on advancing the availability of…
May 29, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today provided an update on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and advised health care providers in the U.S. to continue to obtain a travel history from all patients seeking care. CDC said providers should promptly isolate patients…
May 22, 2018
The U.S. Agency for International Development will contribute at least $8 million to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced today in a speech to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The DRC…
May 21, 2018
Health care and public health leaders, clinicians and first responders can register to attend an Aug. 7-8 workshop in Atlanta on preparing for Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases, offered by the National Ebola Training and Education Center. NETEC also will offer the two-day workshop…