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July 1, 2015: HHS launches National Ebola Training and Education Center by funding the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska; and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, New York, to train, and prepare other U.S. health care facilities for Ebola and emerging threats.
June 12, 2015: HHS selects nine regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers that are part of a national network of 55 Ebola treatment centers, but will have enhanced capabilities to treat a patient with confirmed Ebola or other highly virulent disease.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in partnership with New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation/HHC Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City is one of the chosen awardees to be continuously ready and available to care for a patient with Ebola or another severe, highly infectious disease, whether the patient is medically evacuated from overseas or is diagnosed within the United States.
June 5, 2015: The Guinea Ethics Committee Oversight topic in ClinRegs now includes information on the Ebola Research Commission's role in the approval of clinical research protocols related to the study of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
April 22, 2015. Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study
April 14, 2015. Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone
April 14, 2015. Ebola Virus Evolving, but Isn't Getting Deadlier
April 8, 2015. Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine
March 31, 2015. HHS contracts BioCryst Pharmaceuticals of Durham, North Carolina, to develop new Ebola drug, including preparing for large-scale manufacturing of the drug and conducting related studies.
Mar. 26, 2015. Two experimental Ebola Test Vaccines, cAd3-EBOZ and VSV-ZEBOV appear to be safe based on evaluation in more than 600 people in Liberia who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) Phase 2/3 clinical trial according to interim findings from an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board review. Based on these findings, the study, which is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, may now advance to Phase 3 testing.
Ebola vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics. This document from WHO provides answers to questions about clinical trials and evaluations of potential vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics for Ebola virus disease.
There are 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment centers in the United States as of 12/2/2014. In New York the following hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola: North Shore System LIJ/Glen Cove Hospital, Montefiore Health System, New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation/HHC Bellevue Hospital Center, and The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Interim Guidance for U.S. Hospital Preparedness for Patients with Possible or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease: A Framework for a Tiered Approach This CDC guidance document released on December 2, 2014 serves as an overarching framework for three other specific CDC guidance documents: Interim Guidance for Preparing Frontline Healthcare Facilities for Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease; Interim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Assessment Hospitals; and Interim Guidance for Preparing Ebola Treatment Centers.
Emotional Distress and Concerns About Ebola: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides access to the Disaster Distress Website and the Disaster Distress Hotline 24/7 year round for crisis counseling and support. If you are feeling overwhelmed due to this outbreak, call 1-800-985-5990 for assistance, which is available to anyone affected by the outbreak, including health workers and other responders. SAMHSA launched Ebola new resources to support individuals, communities, and responders in dealing with the Ebola outbreak. These resources include new Tip Sheets on coping with stress and talking to children about the Ebola epidemic, a letter from SAMHSA Administrator, Pam Hyde, and a new Ebola-focused Disaster Behavioral Health information Series collection.