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Deadly disease research labs are so busy, they're turning away work

by Paul Flahive Dec 28, 2017
A number of deadly disease research labs in the U.S. are considering expanding as strained capacity has led them to turn away work.
Doctors research deadly pathogens like Ebola and Marburg inside the BSL-4 Lab at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
G. Harrison, courtesy Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Obama administration scrounges for Zika funding

by Dan Gorenstein Aug 12, 2016
But how long will it last?
Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 1.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Ebola outbreak is over, but the hunt for a vaccine continues

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 25, 2016
How do you find a cure for a deadly diseases when you’ve been successful at stopping it?
At Emory University’s Hope Clinic in Atlanta, researchers are testing blood and plasma samples from people who received an experimental Ebola vaccine, now licensed to British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.
Michell Eloy/WABE

WHO's fight against Zika highlights funding issues

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Feb 24, 2016
The organization's ability to tackle disease globally is hampered by under-funding.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan attends a press conference on Zika virus outbreak on March 22, 2016 at the health organization headquarters in Geneva. 
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Early results suggest an effective Ebola vaccine

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 31, 2015
The treatment provided total protection to people in close contact with patients.

Insuring governments against disease outbreaks

by Dan Gorenstein May 22, 2015
The idea is to help protect against the costs of pandemics.

The essential role of surgery

by Dan Gorenstein Apr 27, 2015
A lack of adequate surgical care resulted in a nearly 17 million deaths in 2010.

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IMF creates global safety net for poorest countries

by , and Feb 5, 2015
It's special ‘shock’ fund offers debt relief to help deal with crises like Ebola.

93-year-old doc is not afraid of Ebola

by Annie Baxter Dec 1, 2014
Lowell Gess and his wife spent 20 years in Sierra Leone. Now, he's headed back.

Facebook will solicit donations to fight Ebola

by Dan Gorenstein Nov 6, 2014
The money will go to three groups working to combat the outbreak in West Africa.