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Ebola Cases and Health System Demand in Liberia


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


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


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


Assessment of the Risk of Ebola Importation to Australia


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 and Indirect Effects on Health Service Function in Sierra Leone


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


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


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


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 …

The UCSC Ebola Genome Portal


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

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


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

Sierra Leone

On the Quarantine Period for Ebola Virus


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, …


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


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, …

Cross-sectional Studies
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, …