Lab Rat's Reference Web Page for Ebola Viral Disease (EVD)







Posted August 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014


Ebolaviruses, Aerosols, Droplets and PPE

How to Help with Ebola Response

Public Health Organizations

Ebolavirus-Specific Resources

News Organizations

Medical and Scientific Blogs

Biological Safety and Infection Control

Twitter Accounts of Virology Experts

Reference Books


This simple Web page is a small attempt to provide a few hyperlinks to medical and scientific resources that could be useful to effectively combat the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic now occurring in West Africa.

The author of this document is not a physician. The author of this document is not a subject matter expert in the subjects of biological safety, infection control or virology.

Visitors to this Web page are welcomed and encouraged to copy this information, expand upon it and post it elsewhere.

Readers are welcome to send suggestions for resources to list on this Web page via Twitter or e-mail, however because of time restrictions the author expects to perform updates to this file very infrequently.

Michael P. Owen ("Lab Rat")
Molecular Biology/Microbiology Research Technician
Bellevue, WA, USA
Twitter: @owenmp
E-mail: owenmp AT seanet DOT com

Ebolavirus graphic above courtesy of Virology Down Under Blog.



Ebolaviruses, Aerosols, Droplets and PPE


Microbiological Hazards of Household Toilets: Droplet Production and the Fate of Residual Organisms
Appl Microbiol. Aug 1975; 30(2): 229–237.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC187159


Experiment Risk Assessment - Controls and Chain of Infection
http://ehs.missouri.edu/bio/er/experiment-risk.html
University of Missouri Environmental Health and Safety
June 13, 2013


CDC experts address Ebola infection control issues
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/08/cdc-experts-address-ebola-infection-control-issues
CIDRAP
August 05, 2014


Battling Ebola: Working with a Deadly Virus
http://www.bu.edu/today/2014/battling-ebola-working-with-a-deadly-virus
BU Today
August 07, 2014


How Isolation Units Contain Ebola and Other Deadly Diseases
http://www.wired.com/2014/08/how-isolation-units-contain-the-worlds-deadliest-diseases
Wired
August 12, 2014


Debunking Airborne Ebola: What You Need To Know About Aerosols, Droplets and Fomites
http://www.pathogenperspectives.com/2014/08/debunking-airborne-ebola-what-you-need.html
Pathogens Perspectives Blog
August 12, 2014


Of Pigs and Primates: Addressing the Airborne Ebola Allegation
http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/under-microscope/pigs-and-primates-addressing-airborne-ebola-allegation
Popular Science
August 12, 2014


Webinar: What Infection Preventionists need to know about Ebola Preparations
http://webinars.apic.org/session.php?id=14306
APIC
August 13, 2014


Ebola virus may be spread by droplets, but not by an airborne route: what that means (Ebola and Aerosols Part 1)
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/ebola-virus-may-be-spread-by-droplets.html
Virology Down Under Blog
August 15, 2014


Ebola protection: How much is enough?
http://haicontroversies.blogspot.com/2014/08/ebola-protection-how-much-is-enough.html
Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention
August 16, 2014


VDU Blog: Droplets vs Airborne - Demystifying Ebola Transmission
http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2014/08/vdu-blog-droplets-vs-airborne.html
Avian Flu Diary
August 16, 2014


No, American Doctors, You Don’t Need Tyvek In Case of Ebola
http://www.kellyhills.com/blog/no-american-doctors-you-dont-need-tyvek-in-case-of-ebola
Life as an Extreme Sport
August 16, 2014


Ebola, pigs, primates and people (Ebola and Aerosols Part 2)
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/ebola-pigs-primates-and-people.html
Virology Down Under Blog
August 17, 2014


Ebola PPE: How the 1995 Kikwit Outbreak Taught Us to Dress for Ebola
http://www.pathogenperspectives.com/2014/08/ebola-ppe-how-1995-kikwit-outbreak.html
Pathogen Perspectives
August 28, 2014


Ebola Then and Now
Joel G. Breman, M.D., D.T.P.H., and Karl M. Johnson, M.D.
The New England Journal of Medicine
September 10, 2014
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1410540
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1410540?query=TOC&&#t=article


The wind beneath my Ebola virus . . . [UPDATED]
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/the-wind-beneath-my-ebola-virus.html
Virology Down Under Blog
September 13, 2014


Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola virus disease - West Africa (164): Sierra Leone, infect. control, susp.
ProMED-mail Archive Number: 20140914.2773490
Published Date: 2014-09-14 21:14:22
http://promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20140914.2773490


Will the Ebola virus go airborne? (And is that even the right question?)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09/15/will-the-ebola-virus-go-airborne-and-is-that-even-the-right-question
The Washington Post
September 15, 2014


Suggesting Airborne Precautions for Ebola HCW is a Really Bad Idea
http://globalbiodefense.com/2014/09/16/airborne-precautions-ebola-hcw-really-bad-idea
Global Biodefense
September 16, 2014


Commentary: Health workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/09/commentary-health-workers-need-optimal-respiratory-protection-ebola
CIDRAP
September 17, 2014


Rebuttal: CIDRAP's Claim That Healthcare Workers Need PAPR To Handle Ebola
http://biosurveillance.typepad.com/biosurveillance/2014/09/rebuttal-cidraps-claim-that-healthcare-workers-need-papr-to-handle-ebola.html
Operational Biosurveillance
September 17, 2014


Ebola virus, HCWs infections and personal protective equipment . . .
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/ebola-virus-hcws-infections-and.html
Virology Down Under Blog
September 22, 2014


Explaining aerosol transmission of Ebola
https://sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au/infectious-diseases-blog/explaining-aerosol-transmission-ebola
University NSW Australia
September 24, 2014


Overprotection Does Not Equal Protection: Ebola and Healthcare Worker Deaths
http://haicontroversies.blogspot.com/2014/09/overprotection-does-not-equal.html
Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention
September 25, 2014


Airborne Ebola: A Flight of Fancy
http://globalbiodefense.com/2014/09/29/airborne-ebola-flight-fancy
Global Biodefense
September 29, 2014


It's what falls out of the aerosol that matters . . .
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/its-what-falls-out-of-aerosol-that.html
Virology Down Under Blog
October 03, 2014


How Ebola Can Still Be Very Infectious (Without Being Very Contagious)
http://io9.com/how-ebola-can-still-be-very-infectious-without-being-v-1642322295
io9
October 03, 2014


Dallas Ebola case spurs concern about hospital readiness
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/dallas-ebola-case-spurs-concern-about-hospital-readiness/2014/10/03/4afa10b2-4b30-11e4-a046-120a8a855cca_story.html
The Washington Post
October 03, 2014


US Nurses: We're Not Prepared To Handle Ebola Patients
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-us-nurses-say-they-are-unprepared-to-handle-ebola-patients-2014-10
Reuters
October 04, 2014


Here's how a hospital builds an Ebola-proof room
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/4/6896867/hospitals-ebola-how-to-prepare
Vox
October 04, 2014


What words would you use to separate influenza spread from Ebola virus disease spread?
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/what-words-would-you-use-to-separate.html
Virology Down Under Blog
October 04, 2014


Why Ebola Airborne Mutation(s) are "Highly Unlikely": Let's Talk Mutation and Natural Selection
http://www.pathogenperspectives.com/2014/10/why-ebola-airborne-mutations-are-highly.html
Pathogen Perspectives
October 05, 2014


Ebola index: Virology Down Under posts . . .
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/ebola-index-virology-down-under-posts.html
Virology Down Under Blog
October 07, 2014


U.S. CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-health-ebola-usa-nurse-idUSKCN0I206820141013
Reuters
October 13, 2014


Questions remain about how Dallas nurse got Ebola
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/13/health/ebola-nurse-how-could-this-happen/index.html
CNN
October 13, 2014


CDC 'doubling down' on Ebola training efforts
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/13/health/ebola-crisis/index.html
CNN
October 13, 2014

   
Is It Time To Declare Ebola an Aerosol-Transmissible Disease Requiring a Respirator?
http://lisabrosseau.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/is-it-time-to-declare-ebola-an-aerosol-transmissible-disease-requiring-a-respirator
Lisa M. Brosseau
October 13, 2014


Ebola: The questions keep coming
http://haicontroversies.blogspot.com/2014/10/ebola-questions-keep-coming.html
Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention
October 14, 2014


Ebola in Texas: Take a Deep Breath Y'all
http://www.pathogenperspectives.com/2014/10/ebola-in-texas-take-deep-breath-yall.html
Pathogen Perspectives
October 15, 2014



How to Help with Ebola Response


Home → Emergency Preparedness and Response → 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
http://www.directrelief.org/emergency/2014-west-africa-ebola-outbreak
Direct Relief
August 20, 2014


Protect the healthcare workers>>save lives>>stop Ebola virus disease
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/protect-healthcare-workerssave.html
Virology Down Under Blog
August 19, 2014


Aid Organizations Working in Ebola Regions
http://www.kellyhills.com/blog/aid-organizations-working-in-ebola-regions
Life as an Extreme Sport
August 17, 2014


How to help fight the ebola outbreak
http://www.caitlinrivers.com/blog/how-to-help-fight-the-ebola-outbreak
Caitlin Rivers Blog
August 16, 2014


Tracking the Ebola virus disease outbreak,West Africa 2014
http://healthintelligence.drupalgardens.com/content/tracking-ebola-virus-disease-outbreakwest-africa-2014
Health Intelligence
August 05, 2014



Public Health Organizations


Ebola Alert
http://www.ebolaalert.org


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
http://www.msf.org


MSF USA (Doctors Without Borders USA)
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org


Samaritan's Purse
http://www.samaritanspurse.org


Direct Relief
http://www.directrelief.org


World Health Organization (WHO)
http://www.who.int


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov


U.S. National Institutes of Health (U.S. NIH)
http://www.nih.gov


U.S. NIH - National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov


American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
http://www.absa.org


Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
http://www.aphl.org


Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
http://www.apic.org


International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)
http://www.internationalbiosafety.org


U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
http://www.usamriid.army.mil


USAMRIID - Reference Materials
http://www.usamriid.army.mil/education/instruct.cfm



Ebolavirus-Specific Resources


ABSA - Ebola Information
http://www.absa.org/resebola.html


APIC - Ebola virus disease
http://www.apic.org/Professional-Practice/Practice-Resources/Ebola-virus-disease


Health Canada - Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDS) and Risk Assessment
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/index-eng.php


Health Canada - PSDS - Ebolavirus
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php


U.S. CDC - Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html


U.S. CDC - Important Clinical Guidance on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever for Health Care Professionals
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.html


U.S. CDC - Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/monitoring-and-movement-of-persons-with-exposure.html


U.S. NIH - Fogerty International Center - Ebola virus disease (EVD) information and resources
http://www.fic.nih.gov/ResearchTopics/Pages/InfectiousDiseases-ebola.aspx


U.S. OSHA - Safety and Health Topics - Ebola
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola


WHO - Haemorrhagic fevers, Viral
http://www.who.int/topics/haemorrhagic_fevers_viral/en


WHO - Media Centre - Ebola virus disease
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en


WHO - Ethical considerations for use of unregistered interventions for Ebola viral disease
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/ebola/ethical-considerations/en


WHO - Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-travel-trasport/en


The New England Journal of Medicine - Infectious Disease
http://www.nejm.org/infectious-disease


Infect Dis Poverty. 2014 Aug 5;3:29. doi: 10.1186/2049-9957-3-29. eCollection 2014.
Need of surveillance response systems to combat Ebola outbreaks and other emerging infectious diseases in African countries.
Tambo E, Ugwu EC, Ngogang JY.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25120913



News Organizations


BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news


CNN
http://www.cnn.com


CNN International
http://edition.cnn.com/?hpt=ed_Intl


ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com


CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com


Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com


Global Biodefense
http://globalbiodefense.com


NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com


ProMED-mail
http://www.promedmail.org


ProMED-EAFR: Anglophone Africa
http://www.promedmail.org/eafr


ProMED-FRA: Afrique Francophone
http://www.promedmail.org/fr


Reuters
http://www.reuters.com


Slashdot No Beta Edition
http://slashdot.org/?nobeta=1


Slashdot
http://slashdot.org


Wired
http://www.wired.com


WHO - Disease Outbreak News (DON)
http://www.who.int/csr/don/en


Vox
http://www.vox.com



Medical and Scientific Blogs


Virology Down Under Blog
http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au


Pathogen Perspectives Blog
http://www.pathogenperspectives.com


Avian Flu Diary
http://afludiary.blogspot.com


FILOVIR
http://www.filovir.com/cms


H5N1
http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1


Life as an Extreme Sport
http://www.kellyhills.com/blog


Wired - Superbug Blog
http://www.wired.com/category/superbug



Biological Safety and Infection Control


ABSA - Risk Group Classification for Infectious Agents
http://www.absa.org/riskgroups/index.html


Health Canada - Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDS) and Risk Assessment
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/index-eng.php


U.S. CDC - Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition
http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5


U.S. NIH - Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) November 2013 Edition
http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechnology-activities/biosafety/nih-guidelines


Health Canada - Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines
http://canadianbiosafetystandards.collaboration.gc.ca/index-eng.php


WHO - Laboratory Biosafety Manual 3rd Edition
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/biosafety/WHO_CDS_CSR_LYO_2004_11/en


USAMRIID - Reference Materials (Location of USAMRIID Blue Book, 7th Edition)
http://www.usamriid.army.mil/education/instruct.cfm


ABSA - Biosafety Links
http://www.absa.org/resbslinks.html


ABSA - E-mail Groups
http://www.absa.org/resgroups.html


WHO - Global Alert and Response (GAR) - Infection prevention and control in health care
http://www.who.int/csr/bioriskreduction/infection_control/en



Twitter Accounts of Virology Experts


Ebola Alert
@EbolaAlert
https://twitter.com/EbolaAlert


#TackleEbola
@TackleEbola
https://twitter.com/TackleEbola


WHO
@WHO
https://twitter.com/WHO


WHO African Region
@WHOAFRO
https://twitter.com/WHOAFRO


U.S. CDC
@CDCgov
https://twitter.com/CDCgov


U.S. CDC Emergency
@CDCemergency
https://twitter.com/CDCemergency


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
@MSF
https://twitter.com/MSF


Doctors w/o Borders USA
@MSF_USA
https://twitter.com/MSF_USA


Ian M. Mackay, Ph.D.
@MackayIM
https://twitter.com/MackayIM


A biologist, Ph.D.
@influenza_bio
https://twitter.com/influenza_bio


Heather Lander, Ph.D.
@PathogenPhD
https://twitter.com/PathogenPhD


Stephane Helleringer, Ph.D.
@helleringer143
https://twitter.com/helleringer143


Stephen Goldstein
@stgoldst
https://twitter.com/stgoldst


Kasey
@biskits_n_gravy
https://twitter.com/biskits_n_gravy


RealPoxdoc
@RealPoxdoc
https://twitter.com/RealPoxdoc


FILOVIR
@filovir
https://twitter.com/filovir


Megan Coffee, M.D.
@DokteCoffee
https://twitter.com/DokteCoffee


Meg
@meganheather107
https://twitter.com/meganheather107


Microbes&Infection
@MicrobesInfect
https://twitter.com/MicrobesInfect


Ebola Coverage
A public list by Vox
https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/ebola-coverage/members



Reference Books


Amazon.com - Filoviruses: A Compendium of 40 Years of Epidemiological, Clinical, and Laboratory Studies (Archives of Virology. Supplement)
Hardcover
Jens Kuhn (Author), Charles H. Calisher (Editor)
April 22, 2008
http://www.amazon.com/dp/3211206701


Amazon.com - The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
Paperback
John M. Barry (Author)
October 4, 2005
http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Influenza-Deadliest-Pandemic/dp/0143036491