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NEIDL Annual Meeting (3-11-19)

February 27th, 2019 in Events, Featured, Lab Updates.

NOTICE OF MEETING MARCH 11, 2019 The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) of Boston University will hold its annual meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019, 6:30–7:30 pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites— Boston Crosstown Center (Jeep Jones Conference Room), 811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. The public is invited... More

Amid High-Profile Outbreaks, Benefit of Widespread Asymptomatic Screening Remains Low

February 15th, 2019 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from Contagion Live by Jared Kaltwasser. February 14, 2019 When a West African Ebola outbreak overtook inter­national headlines in 2014, the constant media attention was about more than the symptoms and consequences of the deadly virus. It was also about fear that the virus would spread far and wide. Eleven... More

Spotting Ebola in the Crowd

January 29th, 2019 in In The News.

Original article from BU Today by Kat J. McAlpine. January 28, 2019 At a clinic in Liberia, people trickle in from the surrounding neighborhoods, shivering despite the warm air, reporting varying degrees of headaches and nausea. Many of them are anxious—it’s 2014, an Ebola outbreak is underway, and they fear the... More

Spotting Ebola in the Crowd

December 14th, 2018 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from BU Research by Kat McAlpine. December 12, 2018 At a clinic in Liberia, people trickle in from the surrounding neighborhoods, shivering despite the warm air, reporting varying degrees of headaches and nausea. Many of them are anxious—it’s 2014 and an Ebola outbreak is underway and they fear the... More

New Portable Diagnostic Test For Ebola And Malaria Has Big Public Health Implications

December 13th, 2018 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from WBUR by Miriam Wasser. December 13, 2018 High fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain: These are all early symptoms of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. They’re also symptoms of malaria, a mosquito-borne blood infection that’s endemic in regions where Ebola tends to break out. For public health officials working in West Africa during... More

Measles a Risk for the Unvaccinated

November 21st, 2018 in In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from Sentinel & Enterprise by Rick Sobey. November 20, 2018 LOWELL -- One local child contracting measles is alarming enough. Now another area individual, with no known link to the child, getting diagnosed with the highly-contagious disease makes it a downright disconcerting trend. So why is this happening in the Lowell... More

Old Drug, New Tricks

November 19th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from BU Today by Art Jahnke. November 19, 2018 The inspiration stemmed from observations made during the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic that swept through West Africa, infecting more than 28,000 people and killing more than 11,000 in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone alone. The outbreak attracted the attention of virologists... More

NEIDL Researchers Create Tool to Study New Virus

September 5th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from BU Today by Sara Rimer. September 5, 2018 In recent years, traces of new zoonotic viruses—pathogens that live in animals and could potentially cause infectious diseases in humans—have been discovered in bats, fish, and other species around the world. But scientists have been stumped in their search for... More

Measles Touch Down in Bay State

September 4th, 2018 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from Boston Herald by Alexi Cohan. August 25, 2018 Citing measles as “probably the most infectious human virus on the planet,” a Boston University professor of microbiology stressed the importance of vaccinations as state health officials confirmed a case of measles and warned others who may have been exposed. The... More

As Ebola Research Comes to Boston, Scientists Weigh Risks

September 4th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from Contagion Live by Jared Kaltwasser. August 30, 2018 When it comes to biomedical research, Boston, Massachusetts, is the place to be. “This is truly the biomedical mecca of the United States,” said Ronald B. Corley, PhD, director of Boston University’s (BU) National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL). Although that may... More