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Ebola Cases and Health System Demand in Liberia

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In 2014, a major epidemic of human Ebola virus disease emerged in West Africa, where human-to-human transmission has now been sustained for …

Ebola

Characterizing the Transmission Dynamics and Control of Ebola Virus Disease

by Gerardo Chowell, Hiroshi NishiuraCarefully calibrated transmission models have the potential to guide public health officials on the nature and …

Disease

How Will the Ebola Epidemic End?

Upon his return from 6 weeks volunteering with the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership at a number of Ebola isolation facilities in Freetown, Tom Boyles …

Publishing to Keep up with Ebola

As you read this, thread-like viruses less than one micron in length are spreading through human populations in West Africa, taking lives, wrecking …

Projected Impact of Vaccination Timing and Dose Availability on the Course of the 2014 West African Ebola Epidemic

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Background: The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak has evolved into an epidemic of historical proportions and catastrophic scope. Prior …

Vaccination

Assessment of the Risk of Ebola Importation to Australia

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Objectives: To assess the risk of Ebola importation to Australia during the first six months of 2015, based upon the current outbreak in West …

Ebola

Ebola and Indirect Effects on Health Service Function in Sierra Leone

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Background: The indirect effects of the Ebola epidemic on health service function may be significant but is not known. The aim of this study …

Medicine

Is West Africa Approaching a Catastrophic Phase or is the 2014 Ebola Epidemic Slowing Down? Different Models Yield Different Answers for Liberia

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An unprecedented epidemic of Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) has affected West Africa since approximately December 2013, with intense transmission …

Shed GP of Ebola Virus Triggers Immune Activation and Increased Vascular Permeability

1. Baize S, Pannetier D, Oestereich L, Rieger T, Koivogui L, et al. (2014) Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea - Preliminary Report. N …

A Three-Scale Network Model for the Early Growth Dynamics of 2014 West Africa Ebola Epidemic

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Background: In mid-October 2014, the number of cases of the West Africa Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia exceeded …

What Factors Might Have Led to the Emergence of Ebola in West Africa?

This manuscript has been conditionally accepted by PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases for publication prior to formal review. Following a successful …

Africa

The UCSC Ebola Genome Portal

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With the Ebola epidemic raging out of control in West Africa, there has been a flurry of research into the Ebola virus, resulting …

Social Pathways for Ebola Virus Disease in Rural Sierra Leone, and some Implications for Containment - Speaking of Medicine

This manuscript has been conditionally accepted by PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases for publication prior to formal review. Following a successful …

Ebola has Taught us a Crucial Lesson about our Views of “Irrational” Health Behaviors

Sara Gorman compares “irrational” reactions to the Ebola outbreak by Americans and West Africans. As Ebola rears its ugly head in the U.S., there has …

Modeling the Impact of Interventions on an Epidemic of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia

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Background: An Ebola outbreak of unparalleled size is currently affecting several countries in West Africa, and international efforts to …

On the Quarantine Period for Ebola Virus

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21 days has been regarded as the appropriate quarantine period for holding individuals potentially exposed to Ebola Virus (EV) to …

Improving the health of pre-adolescent children: The latest update to the Pediatric Medicine Collection - Speaking of Medicine

In celebration of PLOS Medicine's 10th birthday, we announce an exciting update to the Pediatric Medicine Collection, highlighting new articles …

Regular Breakfast Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes Risk Markers in 9- to 10-Year-Old Children in the Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE): A Cross-Sectional Analysis

by Angela S. Donin, Claire M. Nightingale, Chris G. Owen, Alicja R. Rudnicka, Michael R. Perkin, Susan A. Jebb, Alison M. Stephen, Naveed Sattar, …

Diabetes

Hand Sanitiser Provision for Reducing Illness Absences in Primary School Children: A Cluster Randomised Trial

by Patricia Priest, Joanne E. McKenzie, Rick Audas, Marion Poore, Cheryl Brunton, Lesley ReevesBackgroundThe potential for transmission of infectious …

Primary Schools

Mortality after Parental Death in Childhood: A Nationwide Cohort Study from Three Nordic Countries

by Jiong Li, Mogens Vestergaard, Sven Cnattingius, Mika Gissler, Bodil Hammer Bech, Carsten Obel, Jørn OlsenBackgroundBereavement by spousal death …

Cohort Study

Pediatric Oncology as the Next Global Child Health Priority: The Need for National Childhood Cancer Strategies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

by Sumit Gupta, Roberto Rivera-Luna, Raul C. Ribeiro, Scott C. Howard

Cancer

Barriers to Provider-Initiated Testing and Counselling for Children in a High HIV Prevalence Setting: A Mixed Methods Study

by Katharina Kranzer, Jamilah Meghji, Tsitsi Bandason, Ethel Dauya, Stanley Mungofa, Joanna Busza, Karin Hatzold, Khameer Kidia, Hilda Mujuru, …

Prevalence

Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counselling for Children

by Mary-Ann Davies, Emma Kalk

HIV Test

PLOS launches Responding to Climate Change Collection

Today PLOS ONE launches the Responding to Climate Change Collection. At its centre is a paper published last December, “Assessing ‘Dangerous Climate …

Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature

1. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007) Climate Change 2007: Physical Science Basis, Solomon, S, Dahe, Q, Manning M, Chen Z, Marquis M, …

Climate Exposure of US National Parks in a New Era of Change

by William B. Monahan, Nicholas A. FisichelliUS national parks are challenged by climate and other forms of broad-scale environmental change that …

Climate

Identifying the Science and Technology Dimensions of Emerging Public Policy Issues through Horizon Scanning

by Miles Parker, Andrew Acland, Harry J. Armstrong, Jim R. Bellingham, Jessica Bland, Helen C. Bodmer, Simon Burall, Sarah Castell, Jason Chilvers, …

Awareness of Climate Change and the Dietary Choices of Young Adults in Finland: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study

by Essi A. E. Korkala, Timo T. Hugg, Jouni J. K. JaakkolaClimate change is a major public health threat that is exacerbated by food production. Food …

Climate Change

20∶60∶20 - Differences in Energy Behaviour and Conservation between and within Households with Electricity Monitors

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The introduction of electricity monitors (in-home displays; IHDs), which show accurate and up-to-the-minute energy usage, is expected to lead …

A Risk-Based Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering

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Geoengineering by stratospheric aerosol injection has been proposed as a policy response to warming from human emissions of greenhouse gases, …