Category: BU Today

Battling Ebola: NEIDL’s Role

BU Today Ronald Corley, School of Medicine, NEIDL John R. Murphy, School of Medicine, NEIDL As the worst Ebola outbreak on record continues to spread disease and death through several West African countries, public interest in infectious disease research is spiking. BU Today spoke about research conducted at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL) with two infectious disease […]

Battling Ebola: Grading the Global Response to the Epidemic

BU Today Davidson Hamer, School of Public Health, Center for Global Health & Development How have African governments and the West responded to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone that has likely infected more than 1,600 people and killed over 800, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)?… View full Q&A with expert Davidson […]

Battling Ebola: Tracking the Virus

BU Today Laura Forsberg White, School of Public Health It’s a persistent cliché in films dramatizing deadly epidemics: that chart with the ominously multiplying paper-doll cutouts—first 2 cases, then 4, then 16…then an entire city under statistical siege. But for real-life disease trackers like Laura Forsberg White, associate professor of biostatistics at the BU School […]

How Ebola Kills

BU Today John Connor, School of Medicine The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia has now infected more than 1,600 people, according to the World Health Organization. To learn about how the virus kills and efforts being made at BU to devise diagnostics and therapies to treat it, BU Today spoke with John Connor, associate professor […]