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Johns Hopkins responds to Ebola

As of April 8, 2015, the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has claimed more than 10,000 lives, primarily in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. There have been nearly 23,000 reported or suspected cases of the disease.

In response to this rapidly evolving public health crisis, Johns Hopkins experts convened in early October to discuss experimental medical countermeasures, recommendations to prevent the spread of the disease, and the complex ethical decisions that need to be made in real-time. Since then, Johns Hopkins experts have worked together to design a prototype protective suit for health workers who treat Ebola patients, and our faculty members have actively worked with the media to share their knowledge about the spread and treatment of the virus.

As members of the Johns Hopkins community respond to the outbreak, this page will be updated with relevant information and helpful resources about Ebola.

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Ebola preparedness
Hopkins Medicine develops training videos for CDC
Published Aug 25, 2016
Modules aim to help hospital emergency departments better prepare to treat patients with infectious diseases / Hopkins Medicine
Protecting Ebola caregivers
Published Aug 25, 2016 Video
CBID/Jhpiego design, which aims to reduce infection risks, chosen for funding in federal competition
Global health
Slowing Ebola's spread
Published Aug 25, 2016
Guinean doctor who survived Ebola works with Jhpiego-led group to ensure proper infection prevention practices
Q+A
Ebola's basic biology
Published Aug 25, 2016
School of Public Health professor on how virus infections evolve
Ebola outbreak
3-D Web tool targets Ebola
Published Aug 25, 2016
Free online tool could speed up the creation of new drugs to treat or prevent Ebola infections
Q+A
'Wake-up call' for hospitals
Published Aug 25, 2016
Ebola response shows shortcomings in capacity to deal with highly infectious diseases, School of Nursing expert says
Global health
Ebola training in DRC
Published Aug 25, 2016
JHU faculty members aid effort to educate 1,000 nurses, doctors, others in Democratic Republic of Congo
Wrong place, right time
Published Nov-Dec 2014
JHU student travels to Liberia to study violence, joins fight against Ebola / Gazette
Obama praises 'heroes'
Published Aug 25, 2016 Video
Four Johns Hopkins Ebola experts appear with president at White House news conference
Design challenge
Ebola safety solutions
Published Aug 25, 2016 Photos
JHU designers aim to improve protective gear for those treating Ebola patients
Q+A
Ethics and Ebola
Published Aug 25, 2016
Berman Institute experts examine complex ethical challenges raised by outbreak of virus