More than 660 people have died in the recent West African Ebola outbreak, including two Americans. Here’s what you need to know about Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers, from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the World Health Organization.
- Ebola outbreaks have a 90 percent fatality rate. [WHO]
- The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. [WHO]
- Symptoms often include: marked fever, fatigue, dizziness, muscle aches, loss of strength, exhaustion. [Hopkins]
- No known treatment for Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic illnesses. [Hopkins]
A BBC map showing the hotspots of the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa:
Health workers are at high risk as they work to care for patients and stem the outbreak.
One of our students shadowed a doctor this summer. This is her tale.
We’re used to the term “interactive” being applied to digital: our phones, our laptops, our apps, our websites, our social networks. But sometimes, you just have to step away from the screens, roll up your sleeves, and put your fingers on something physical.
That’s our thinking with our #EmbraceTheS cards. We try to explain the history of our university (what’s “Johns” about?), while also sharing with our prospective applicants some of our best photography and what we do in Baltimore and around the world
Below is a Storify of what our prospective applicants (we hope) are building with these analog interactive cards. Take a look!
More than 1 million men and youth in sub-Saharan Africa have volunteered for medical male circumcision through our global health affiliate, Jhpiego.
The procedure reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Read about this important work: http://hub.jhu.edu/2014/07/18/jhpiego-one-million-vmmc
One of our favorite summer traditions, Artscape, kicked off today and goes through this weekend! Are you going?