Recent Ebola research – May 30, 2018 updates

We will periodically update this page with Ebola research studies:

May 30, 2018 Updates 


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A Method to Test the Efficacy of Handwashing for the Removal of Emerging Infectious Pathogens. Marlene K. Wolfe and Daniele S. Lantagne, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, June 2017.

Selection of a Biosafety Level 1 (BSL-1) surrogate to evaluate surface disinfection efficacy in Ebola outbreaks: Comparison of four bacteriophages. PLoS One, May 2017.

Surface Cleaning and Disinfection: Efficacy Assessment of Four Chlorine Types Using Escherichia coli and the Ebola Surrogate Phi6. Environmental Science & Technology, March 2017.

Handwashing and Ebola virus disease outbreaks: A randomized comparison of soap, hand sanitizer, and 0.05% chlorine solutions on the inactivation and removal of model organisms Phi6 and E. coli from hands and persistence in rinse water. PLoS One, February 2017.

Chlorination of drinking water in emergencies: a review of knowledge to develop recommendations for implementation and research needed. Waterlines, January 2017.

Seeking Clearer Recommendations for Hand Hygiene in Communities Facing Ebola: A Randomized Trial Investigating the Impact of Six Handwashing Methods on Skin Irritation and Dermatitis. PLoS One, December 2016.

Shelf-Life of Chlorine Solutions Recommended in Ebola Virus Disease Response. PLoS One, May 2016.

Accuracy, Precision, Ease-Of-Use, and Cost of Methods to Test Ebola-Relevant Chlorine Solutions. PLoS One, May 2016.

May 29, 2018 Updates

Household Transmission of Ebola Virus: risks and preventive factors, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2015.
The Journal of Infectious Disease, 2018 – To reduce Ebola transmission, communities should rapidly identify and follow-up all household contacts…

Unreported cases in the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic: Spatiotemporal variation, and implications for estimating transmission
PLoS neglected …, 2018 – – In the recent 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, non-hospitalized cases were an important component of the chain of transmission. However, non-hospitalized cases are at  increased risk of going unreported because of barriers to access to healthcare.

The factors affecting household transmission dynamics and community compliance with Ebola control measures: a mixed-methods study in a rural village in …
2018 –… 2014 and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) declared Kailahun District free from human-to-human transmission on 22nd January 2015, following 42 continuous days without
a confirmed case [1]. Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) opened an Ebola Management

Impact of infection prevention and control training on health facilities during the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea.
BMC Public Health. 2018 Apr 24;18(1):547. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5444-3.

The Effectiveness of International Non-Governmental Organizations’ Response Operations during Public Health Emergency: Lessons Learned from the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Apr 1;15(4). pii: E650. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15040650.

Improving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015.
PLoS One. 2018 Jan 3;13(1):e0189959. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189959. eCollection 2018.

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