Scientific journal Nature pays tribute to VHFC partner and friend, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan

In a News Feature published on December 17, 2014, the scientific journal Nature honored Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan as one of “Nature’s 10 - Ten people who mattered this year.” Dr.

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2014 - the Ebola Fighters

With the ebola epidemic still out of control in West Africa, we applaud Time Magazine’s decision to honor the heroic work of ebola fighters worldwide. This fight is far from over, and it is important that we pay tribute to, recognize and continue to support the selfless work by local healthcare workers, scientists, ministries of health, and aid organizations in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Press Release - VHFC researchers release largest clinical study of Ebola outbreak

A feared hallmark of Ebola – uncontrolled bleeding – is a rare symptom in the current outbreak, according to an article in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine that is the largest clinical analysis to date of the West African epidemic.

Press Release - VHFC researchers publish key findings on the 2014 Ebola outbreak

Genomic sequencing reveals mutations, insights into 2014 Ebola outbreak
Broad researchers and colleagues find clues about origin, transmission of deadly virus

In Memoriam - Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan

It is with great sadness that the VHFC mourns the loss of our colleague and friend Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, Physician In-Charge of the Lassa Fever Program at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. Dr. Khan was a leading expert in the clinical care of viral hemorrhagic fevers, devoted to the care of his fellow nationals. Dr.

Press Release - VHFC continues response to ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease

KENEMA, Sierra Leone - The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium (VHFC) remains deeply concerned about the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. As of 27 June 2014, the WHO reports 176 cases and 46 deaths from confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.

Press Release - Research Group Announce NIH Grant to Advance Work on Ebola Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit

Corgenix Medical Corporation, a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, and VHFC partner, has been awarded a three-year, $2.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to advance the development of an Ebola rapid diagnostic test kit.

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Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak - VHFC researchers report on the devastation in West Africa

In an interview on National Public Radio, Drs. Robert Garry (Tulane University) and Thomas Geisbert (University of Texas Medical Branch) discuss the devastation caused by the raging Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the challenges health workers are facing.

Growing Ebola Outbreak Threatens to Overwhelm Volunteers - Dr. Robert Garry discusses the situation in Sierra Leone

In a recent article by, Dr. Robert Garry discusses the growing threat of Ebola in Sierra Leone. Dr. Garry, a researcher from Tulane University, has worked on building research capacity on viral hemorrhagic fevers in Sierra Leone for a decade.

Press Release - VHFC responds to confirmed outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone

May 27, 2014 - The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium (VHFC) is very concerned about the recent deaths from Ebola Virus Disease in Koindu, Kailahun District bordering the current Ebola epicenter of Gueckedou, Guinea. Seven samples from that area have since been confirmed to be positive for Zaire ebolavirus at the Lassa Laboratory at Kenema Government Hospital (KGH).

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