Links to new research on Ebola: April 2016

As ever, tempus fugit. I have finally accepted I will not be keeping up with the Ebola literature any time soon. So I am posting three more lists of links, covering April, May and June of 2016, and then leaving you all to run your own PubMed and GoogleScholar alerts (I set mine for delivery weekly and whenever Google wants to send me something respectively). After that, it is back to occasional posts on the social determinants of HIV, TB, etc (i.e. my day job). It has been a privilege learning so much about an awful outbreak and the phenomenal efforts made by so many to fight it. Thank you for dropping by and motivating me to stay focused, and sometimes even up-to-date.

First up, things indexed in April 2016.

Therapeutics and Vaccines


Epidemic control strategies

Health care for Ebola

Ebola epidemic impact


Other items

Ebola Science Resources

This post was created initially to save me searching around for links while looking for updates.  But hopefully it will help you too.

It will almost certainly grow; please feel free to send me relevant links in any given category – either through the comments, or @harlingg or through email.  Thanks.

1. Scientific work

  • Journal collections of Ebola-related material, either Ebola-specific pages, searches for Ebola or journals with low throughput and high proportion Ebola.
    • Science. Heavier on basic science of the virus
    • The Lancet. Heavier on clinical matters
    • New England Journal of Medicine. Heavier on epidemiology
    • The BMJ.  Very little research to date.
    • JAMA.  This is a search results, rather than a dedicated landing, page.
    • MMWR. Operational research; run by the US CDC.
    • PLoS Currents Outbreaks. Rapid review; becoming a go-to journal for Ebola, despite being very new.
    • Eurosurveillance. Mixture of operations and epidemiology; run by the European CDC.
    • The arXiv. Pre-prints of more technical scientific pieces, some of which have been subsequently published.
    • BMC and Springer journals. Heavier on viriology.

2. Data sources


Links roundup

A few things that passed across my rss feed/tweetdeck/other input strand recently:

  • Thoughts on predicting which mega-urban areas are most vulnerable to epidemics (h/t Matt Watson, @BioAndBaseball).
  • Kings Fund study finds increasing inequality in behavioural risk factors by income & education (cf Victora’s Inverse equity hypothesis).
  • A new data visualization tumblr from the World Bank.
  • An brief-ish article (paywalled, sorry) that promos a new book on envisioning Public Health ecologically, from two UK Food Policy researchers.