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UNICEF carers at a creche for children whose parents are being treated for Ebola. Building health infrastructure is crucial to stopping the next outbreak. Epa/ Hugh Kinsella Cunningham

Investing in health systems is the only way to stop the next Ebola outbreak

The emergency in the DRC shows that despite all these positive changes, the global response to containing Ebola outbreaks is undermined by the lack of health care and public health infrastructure.
A health worker spreading disinfectant at a health checkpoint in Goma, DRC. Patricia Martinez/EPA-EFE

Ebola survivors can pass on the virus: we’re trying to understand what role sex plays

Nearly everything known about Ebola virus persistence in the reproductive system has resulted from testing semen of West African Ebola virus disease survivors.
A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccination in the north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo. EPA-EFE/STR

The Uganda vaccine trial: how African researchers are tackling Ebola

Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.

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