A research partnership between U.S. and Liberian health officials has launched a study to learn more about the long-term health consequences of Ebola, including why it commonly causes vision damage and eye inflammation.
Research being published Thursday suggests that an Ebola vaccine being developed by Baltimore company Profectus BioSciences is effective against the strain of the virus that has ravaged West Africa, a milestone the company says is a first in the race to prevent future Ebola outbreaks.
Maryland residents who have been to any of the three West African countries battling an Ebola outbreak now can use their smartphone or computer to report possible symptoms to the state health department, the agency and the application's developer said Wednesday.
At its growing East Baltimore facility, Emergent BioSolutions has produced a booster shot to go with a leading Ebola vaccine candidate, joining in a competitive race to make a safe and effective tool to stop the spread of an outbreak that continues in West Africa and to prevent future outbreaks.
Four Web-based training videos developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine and others aim to train doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in the proper way to handle patients who show up at their hospitals with serious infectious diseases.
Thousands of people are to be injected with two experimental Ebola vaccines in trials in West Africa within a couple of weeks, and a Baltimore biotechnology company is launching a human trial of its own candidate in June, as scientists and public health officials work to end the deadly epidemic.
About a week after being admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, a health care worker exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone has not tested positive for the virus, officials said Wednesday.
Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa for the military's mission fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak.
After touring a National Institutes of Health lab where scientists are developing a leading Ebola vaccine candidate, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to approve $6 billion for relief efforts in Africa and research in the U.S.
If a person came into one of Harford County's two hospitals complaining of Ebola-like symptoms, would hospital staff be prepared to properly deal with the situation, while also calming the fears of other patients or visitors who might be present?
An experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in humans appears to be safe and is capable of stirring a response in the immune system, the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health reported on Wednesday.
The best way to stop Ebola from spreading across the world is to contain it now by bringing all infected patients here (or to other developed nations) where we are better able to provide excellent care and bring the outbreak under control.
As the U.S. government has stepped up its efforts against the deadly spread of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in West Africa in recent months, federal and military personnel in and around Maryland have joined the fight
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials told Congress on Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan support.
State health officials are monitoring about 100 people who have traveled from Ebola-stricken countries but won't disclose any more information about their condition unless someone tests positive for the deadly virus under a new policy.
While Liberia and other West African countries are seven months into the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history, several Carroll County-based organizations are on the front lines of the battle to control the outbreak.
The fight against the spread of the Ebola virus is now being fought in doctors' offices and urgent-care clinics in Maryland and across the country. Receptionists and doctors are now often asking patients questions about travel and other risks to pinpoint if there's a chance that the patient has been exposed to the often-deadly virus
Travelers to Maryland from three West African countries where Ebola continues to spread could be quarantined at home or barred from public transit depending on their risk of exposure to the deadly virus, according to guidelines Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday.
Federal health regulators have tapped Johns Hopkins Medicine to lead development of a Web-based tool to train doctors, nurses and other health care workers on the protocols they should follow when treating patients with, or at risk of contracting, Ebola.
Maryland health officials designated three hospitals to receive Ebola patients in Maryland — including Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore — changing course from previous plans almost two weeks after the virus spread to two nurses in Texas and as a new case emerged in New York.
The U.S. Army is giving Profectus BioSciences $8.5 million to put toward human trials of the Ebola virus vaccine, bringing the Baltimore biotechnology company's fundraising total for the project to more than $17 million in a matter of days.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday her committee will hold a hearing on Ebola, the latest indication Congress is preparing to consider additional federal funding to confront the virus.
As the Ebola virus kills seven out of 10 who contract the disease in West Africa (says the World Health Organization), and as officials in the U.S. work to contain it and develop a vaccine, warnings from Gallo and Sommer bear repeating, especially in a country that considers itself medically and scientifically exceptional.
As public health officials seek to get an Ebola vaccine to Africa as soon as possible, human trials are being conducted in Baltimore, Silver Spring and Mali by University of Maryland scientists and other researchers.
Seeking to allay fears after an Ebola patient was transported to Bethesda, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday state public health officials are on guard to contain the virus, though they will likely see more scares and possible cases.
A local longshoremen's union in Baltimore temporarily stopped work loading domestically-used vehicles onto a ship bound for West Africa out of fear of Ebola on board, as an infected Dallas nurse is transferred to NIH in Bethesda.
As officials investigate how the nurses contracted Ebola despite following safety guidelines, caregivers in Maryland are examining if they have the training and equipment to protect themselves should the virus travel here.
Officials from Harford County's hospital system said they are prepared to deal with any possibility of the Ebola virus occurring in the county, but they declined to say specifically what that protocol would look like.
Forty health care workers in Mali are receiving a vaccine that guards against the Ebola virus as a University of Maryland School of Medicine center launches the first human trials of the experimental vaccine.
Federal officials announced Wednesday that they plan to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms.
Maryland public health officials are putting caregivers — from Baltimore's major teaching hospitals to strip-mall urgent care centers to ambulances — on heightened alert for signs of Ebola as details emerge about missteps in Dallas where a man with the deadly virus was initially sent home from a hospital.
A man who was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda last week after being exposed to Ebola was released Tuesday, after his symptoms were determined not to be related to the virus, the NIH said.
Officials at Washington, D.C. area hospitals ruled out Ebola in two patients who were suspected of having the deadly virus as national and local health authorities sought to reassure the public that they were prepared for an outbreak.
While Maryland health officials urged caregivers this week to be alert for possible Ebola virus cases, they were also quick to emphasize there are other – perhaps more contagious – pathogens for which they are also monitoring.
As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, hospitals in Baltimore and across the U.S. are readying space and equipment for what some consider an inevitability – the arrival of the deadly virus here.
An American physician exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health, officials at the Bethesda-based agency said Saturday in a prepared statement.
The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa.
As the Ebola virus was ravaging West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They are now in Atlanta, recovering.
Public health officials have but one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa – quarantine – but as the disease nonetheless continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons.