Ebola Update: As the death count approaches 4,500, academics in Germany are calling for new measures to combat this ‘extraordinary event’. Their proposed changes include accelerated development of vaccines and anti-viral medications, international cooperation, and expanded research. Read their proposal here:bit.ly/1w3wqJk

Meanwhile, a study published yesterday indicates that the 21-day quarantine period may not be sufficient to prevent spread of Ebola. Their analysis of existing data shows a high standard deviation meaning there could be up to a 12 percent chance that an individual remains infected even after the 21-day quarantine. Read more:bit.ly/1w3x35M

Image credit: NAID / CDC / SEM of Ebola being shed from infected cell


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