BU Today

Battling Ebola

As the worst Ebola outbreak on record continued to infect new patients and claim additional lives in West Africa, BU Today launched a weeklong Special Report in which BU researchers discussed why medical personnel risk traveling to the hot zone; how the virus kills; the ethical and political dilemmas presented by the outbreak; efforts to design effective therapies; the importance of studying deadly pathogens; and other aspects of the outbreak.