UNC Health Talk

Category: Ebola

December 22, 2014

UNC’s Fischer one of ‘the ones who answered the call...

TIME magazine selected Ebola Fighters as their Person of the Year 2014. We are proud that William A. Fischer II, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine was one of "the ones who answered the call."


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The flyer we are sharing with employees at UNC Hospitals and our clinics to help identify any potential cases of Ebola.

November 3, 2014

Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics

For months, preparations have been underway at UNC Hospitals and our clinics in case a patient presents with symptoms and a travel history consistent with Ebola Virus Disease.


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ebola virus (courtesy of the CDC)

October 30, 2014

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola va...

UNC researchers and colleagues are the first to develop a mouse model that more accurately reflects human disease symptoms; they found a single gene crucial for disease severity.

Ebola, Research

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UNC Chapel

June 29, 2014

Dispatch from Guinea: Containing Ebola

UNC’s Dr. William Fischer II has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May 28, 2014, as part of a team from Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) to try to help reduce mortality from Ebola Virus in rural communities. Dr. Fischer was recruited by the World Health Organization (WHO) because of his critical care medicine expertise. With Dr. Fischer’s permission, we are posting his descriptive emails, that give insight into the experience of a frontline effort to contain the deadly pathogen.


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