Ebola in Focus

A Public Health Emergency of International Concern


The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization in July of this year. As a leading research publisher, Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to public health emergencies by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data. 

Below are some examples of recent research published in our journals, as well as additional commentary on this topic and relevant books.  You can search for additional content on Biomedcentral.com, Nature.com and SpringerLink.com.

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Learn more about the WHO declaration

Learn more about the WHO declaration

Read highlighted research articles

Enrolling study personnel in Ebola vaccine trials: from guidelines to practice in a non-epidemic context

from Trials

What motivates individuals to volunteer in Ebola epidemic response? A structural approach in Guinea

from Human Resources for Health

The monetary value of human lives lost through Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019

from BMC Public Health

Impacts of environmental and socio-economic factors on emergence and epidemic potential of Ebola in Africa

from Nature Communications 

HIV prevalence in suspected Ebola cases during the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone

from Infectious Diseases of Poverty

How did Ebola information spread on twitter: broadcasting or viral spreading?

from BMC Public Health

Revitalization of integrated disease surveillance and response in Sierra Leone post Ebola virus disease outbreak

from BMC Public Health

Post-exposure immunotherapy for two ebolaviruses and Marburg virus in nonhuman primates

from Nature Communications

Anti-Ebola therapy for patients with Ebola virus disease: a systematic review

from BMC Infectious Diseases

A novel sub-epidemic modeling framework for short-term forecasting epidemic waves

from BMC Medicine

Generation of therapeutic antisera for emerging viral infections

from npj Vaccines

No-Notice Mystery Patient Drills to Assess Emergency Preparedness for Infectious Diseases at Community Health Centers in New York City, 2015–2016

from Journal of Community Health

Use of a mobile application for Ebola contact tracing and monitoring in northern Sierra Leone: a proof-of-concept study

from BMC Infectious Diseases

Cross-reactive neutralizing human survivor monoclonal antibody BDBV223 targets the ebolavirus stalk

from Nature Communications

Epidemiological characteristics, clinical manifestations, and treatment outcome of 139 paediatric Ebola patients treated at a Sierra Leone Ebola treatment center

from BMC Infectious Diseases

Characterization of the plasma proteome of nonhuman primates during Ebola virus disease or melioidosis: a host response comparison

from Clinical Proteomics

Comparing “insider” and “outsider” news coverage of the 2014 Ebola outbreak

from Canadian Journal of Public Health

Discovery of a post-exposure pan-ebola and pan-filovirus immunotherapeutic

from Nature Communications 

A target for an Ebola antiviral?

from Nature Communications 

Ebola virus and HIV-1: two wolves in the same sheep’s clothing

from Nature Microbiology

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