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Publication - VHFC Researchers from West Africa Publish Essential Insights into Ebola Outbreak Response

In two separate articles published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, VHFC researchers from Nigeria and Sierra Leone provide key insights into the Ebola outbreak response that took place during the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic.

Publication - Roots, Not Parachutes

The recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika virus have highlighted how health system failures in seemingly geographically remote areas can result in disease vulnerabilities across the globe.

Dr. Kristian Andersen named 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise

Publication - New Lassa fever study published in Nature Communications

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VHFC Physician Graduates Top of His Class

The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium is delighted to announce that Dr. Donald S. Grant, Chief Physician of the Lassa Fever Program at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, has obtained a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr.

Sierra Leonean Government Honors VHFC Team Members

On Friday, December 18, 2015, the Sierra Leonean government commemorated “outstanding persons/organizations in the fight against Ebola.” An award ceremony and reception were hosted by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma in Freetown. Among the awardees were members of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium’s (VHFC) team from the Kenema Government Hospital (KGH).

VHFC researcher named Foreign Policy "Global Thinker"

Tulane University School of Medicine immunologist Robert Garry has been named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 “Global Thinkers of 2015” for his groundbreaking work developing a rapid Ebola test.

Researchers Announce the VHFC 3Fever™ RDT

MULTI-PATHOGEN RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST IDENTIFIES EBOLA FEVER, LASSA FEVER AND MALARIA IN ONLY 15 MINUTES

TEST SHOWS WHICH OF THE THREE PATHOGENS IS CAUSING A FEVER WITHOUT REQUIRING LAB EQUIPMENT

Publication - VHFC researchers publish key findings on Lassa virus

In a large multi-disciplinary collaboration, researchers from the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium (VHFC) have published key findings on Lassa virus (LASV) evolution. The study, published in the August 2015 edition of Cell, shares unique insights into the origins and evolutionary dynamics of LASV.

Publication - Study verifies accuracy of rapid Ebola test

According to an independent field validation study recently published in The Lancet, a new 15 minute rapid Ebola test co-developed by VHFC researchers from Tulane University and Corgenix Medical Corporation is as accurate as much more time consuming traditional lab testing for the disease.

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