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Check-It-Out @ ATSM Library Issue 5, 2014: Ebola

Responses to Ebola Outbreak

With the latest outbreak of Ebola affecting new areas in Africa along with visiting U.S. citizens; government agencies are taking steps to educate the public.  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative ( in support of medical efforts in West Africa.  The official announcement from NLM along with relevant resources is available here.  The Emergency Access Initiatives are relatively new ways of ensuring Healthcare Professionals get access to full-text articles from major biomedicine titles, which are hard to access during times of crisis.  Free access started on August 12, 2014 and lasts through September 11, 2014.

The Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC) recently put together a list of information resources discussing the actions of organizations including Federal, International, and Non-Government.  More information and access to the websites provided by organizations is available here.

Kathleen DiCaprio, who is the new Program Chair for the Doctorate in Health Sciences degree in College of Graduate Health Studies, gave a fantastic presentation on Ebola, her experience with it, and discussed the current outbreak as well as the science behind some potential therapies and vaccines .  To listen to her talk, click here.