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Ebola 5-Year Anniversary

Five years after Emory University treated four Ebola patients, three arriving from West Africa, the university marked the anniversary.

Date: Aug. 7, 2019

Flu season 2018: Fast facts and tips you need to know

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital infectious disease physician Mitchell Blass, MD, provides answers to the most commonly asked questions concerning the influenza virus.

Date: January 29, 2018

Heart patient fundraises for AV200 for AIDS vaccine research

On May 20th, 2017, Action Cycling Atlanta hosted its 15th annual AIDS Vaccine 200 (AV200) to benefit AIDS vaccine research at the Emory Vaccine Center. Among the riders was Joshua Saunders who, only six months prior, underwent quadruple bypass surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Date: May 26, 2017

Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center

The Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center was launched as a means of identifying and consolidating expertise on antibiotic resistance, an issue of increasing urgency and concern.

Date: Oct. 4, 2016

Zika virus: Essential facts to know

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital infectious disease physician Mitchell Blass, MD provides answers to the most commonly asked questions concerning the Zika virus, which is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Date: July 19, 2016

Ebola at Emory: An Extraordinary Year

The summer of 2015 marked one year since Emory University Hospital prepared to accept the first patient to be treated for Ebola virus disease in the United States. Over three months in 2014, the hospital's Serious Communicable Disease Unit successfully treated four patients, and over ensuing year and beyond physicians, nurses and scientists have worked with the CDC and other institutions to share lessons of preparedness, prevention and treatment with colleagues throughout the United States and in West Africa and to conduct research aimed at developing more effective vaccines and therapies.

Date: July 24, 2015

Ebola in the Eye: Ian Crozier's Story

Live Ebola virus can persist within the eyes for months after a patient recovers from acute Ebola viral disease (EVD). Doctors at Emory discovered this when Ebola patient Ian Crozier, who had been treated for months at Emory University Hospital, returned a few weeks later suffering from a severe eye infection.

Date: June 16, 2015

Measles: Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Saad Omer and Dr. Walter Orenstein of Emory University answer a host of questions on measles, measles vaccination, and vaccine safety.

Date: February 18, 2015

Ebola Plasma

Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol recently returned to Emory University Hospital with her husband David, this time to donate her plasma.

Date: February 18, 2015

Emory School of Nursing Alumni Fight Ebola

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing alumni Crystal Johnson, RN, Laura Mitchell, RN, and Jason Slabaugh, RN, were among the medical team members treating Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital’s Serious Communicable Disease Unit. Recently, TIME magazine honored all health care professionals fighting the Ebola outbreak as the 2014 'Person of the Year.'

Date: December 18, 2014

Emory University Hospital Isolation Unit

Dr. Bruce Ribner gives a tour of the Emory University Hospital isolation unit which has been used for treatment of patients infected with the Ebola virus.

Date: September 19, 2014

Lessons learned in treating Ebola virus disease

Dr. Marshall Lyon, Emory University, answers questions related to the treatment of Ebola virus disease at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Date: September 12, 2014

8/21/2014 - News Conference: Emory Ebola Patient Discharge

Two Americans infected with the Ebola virus while providing humanitarian aid in West Africa were discharged from Emory University Hospital. The two patients, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were the first Ebola patients to be treated in the United States. Brantly, who arrived at Emory on Aug. 2 after being transported by air ambulance from Liberia, left Emory Hospital following a news conference on Aug. 21. Writebol arrived at Emory from Liberia on Aug. 5; she was discharged Aug. 19.

Date: August 21, 2014

8/21/2014 - Ebola Patients Discharged News Conference Q&A

Q&A from Aug. 21, 2014, press conference held at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Bruce Ribner, head of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, answers questions from media about Ebola and the treatment of the two patients, who have since been discharged

Date: August 21, 2014