Lassa-Fighting Legacy: Forgotten man, forgotten disease

Lassa-Fighting Legacy: Forgotten man, forgotten disease

Ars Technica recently published an in-depth article on the history of Lassa fever in Sierra Leone, highlighting the important role that Dr. Aniru Conteh, a senior physician at the Kenema Government Hospital’s Lassa ward, played in treating Lassa patients both...
CViSB Systems Biology Workshop

CViSB Systems Biology Workshop

We are pleased to announce that our sister consortium CViSB, is hosting the first annual CViSB Systems Biology workshop February 20-22, 2019 in La Jolla, CA. The workshop will focus on viral systems biology and the application of phylogenetic methods on the study of...
T cell responses in patients during the Ebola epidemic

T cell responses in patients during the Ebola epidemic

VHFC Scientists conducting the first comprehensive study of key immune system cells – collected from West African Ebola survivors – that kill Ebola infected cells have made a surprising discovery that provides important clues to developing effective...
VHFC researchers describe predictors of Lassa fever outcome

VHFC researchers describe predictors of Lassa fever outcome

A team of scientists at led by Pardis Sabeti at the Broad Institute has published a study that presents detailed clinical and laboratory data for Nigerian patients with Lassa fever. The authors did a multi-year large-scale retrospective, observational cohort study of...