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  • Tags: Outbreaks

Creator: Flinn, Jade B., Noreen A. Hynes, Lauren M. Sauer, Lisa L. Maragakis, and Brian T. Garibaldi.
Subject: Physical Infrastructure
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-09-04
Description: In response to the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016, the US Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) established 10 regional treatment centers, called biocontainment units (BCUs) to prepare and provide care for patients…

Creator: Gaeta, Jessie M., Denise De Las Nueces, David G. Munson, Joshua A. Barocas, and Kathleen E. Walsh.
Subject: Treatment & Care
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-06-24
Description: Dr. Denise De Las Nueces: A 66-year-old homeless man who had sought refuge at a local men’s congregate shelter for the past several years was evaluated for cough and rhinorrhea during the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the disease…

Creator: Wilkason, Colby, Christopher Lee, Lauren M. Sauer, Jennifer Nuzzo, and Amanda McClelland.
Subject: Personnel Management
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-06
Description: The 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic was devastating in many respects, not least of which was the impact on healthcare systems and their health workforce. Healthcare workers—including physicians, clinical officers, nurses, midwives, and…

Creator: Castanha, Priscila M. S., and Ernesto T. A. Marques.
Subject: Laboratory
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-05-06
Description: The North and South American continents experienced a major epidemic of Zika virus in 2015–16, which infected up to 70% of the population in some areas.

Creator: Bagcchi, Sanjeet.
Subject: General
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-05
Description: Nigeria is undergoing a new outbreak of Lassa fever which highlights persisting problems in the country's preparedness to control the disease. Sanjeet Baggchi reports.

Creator: Brett-Major, David M., Elizabeth R. Schnaubelt, Hannah M. Creager, Abigail Lowe, Theodore J. Cieslak, Jacob M. Dahlke, Daniel W. Johnson, Paul D. Fey, Keith F. Hansen, Angela L. Hewlett, Bruce G. Gordon, Andre C. Kalil, Ali S. Khan, Mark G.…
Subject: Research
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-03-30
Description: The optimal time to initiate research on emergencies is before they occur. However, timely initiation of high-quality research may launch during an emergency under the right conditions.

Creator: Dean, Natalie E., Pierre-Stéphane Gsell, Ron Brookmeyer, Forrest W. Crawford, Christl A. Donnelly, Susan S. Ellenberg, Thomas R. Fleming, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Peter Horby, Thomas Jaki, Philip R. Krause, Ira M. Longini, Sabue Mulangu, Jean-Jacques…
Subject: Emergency Management
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-04-02
Description: Conducting trials of novel interventions during infectious disease emergencies, such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, is increasingly recognized as important for determining the efficacy of potential vaccines and therapies.

Creator: Burki, Talha.
Subject: General
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-04
Description: As the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ending, there are important lessons to be learnt. Talha Burki reports.

Creator: Huang, Rui, Juan Xia, Yuxin Chen, Chun Shan, and Chao Wu.
Subject: Research
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-02-28
Description: Human infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a global health concern.

Creator: Rojek, Amanda M., Shevin T. Jacob, and Jake Dunning.
Subject: Treatment & Care
Item Type: Publication
Date Last Updated: 2020-03
Description: Since the onset of the west Africa Ebola virus outbreak, there has been remarkable progress in efforts to provide patients with improved supportive care and access to experimental treatments.