ASM Ebola Resources

Recognizing the importance of the public health emergency of the ebola outbreak in western Africa, the ASM has compiled a list of informational resources available from the Society and other sources on the disease.  This list will be updated as new material becomes available.

ASM Resources

ASM Journal Articles on Ebola 
A compendium of every journal article published by the ASM on ebola.  No subscription required.

ASM Statement on Ebola Response
The ASM sent a statement on September 17, 2014 about the Ebola response to ASM members and members of Congress.

Interim Laboratory Guidelines for Handling/Testing Specimens from Cases or Suspected Cases of Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
The Committee on Laboratory Practices of ASM's Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB) has prepared a document to assist laboratory personnel with testing in accordance with the current CDC Ebola Interim Guidance.

On Monday, September 8, 2014, 3 speakers presented information about the current ebola outbreak in West Africa at the ASM’s annual infectious disease meeting, the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).

Ebola Outbreak Response in West Africa: A Diagnostic, Scientific, and More Importantly, Humanitarian Perspective
Gary Kobinger; Natl. Microbiol. Lab., Winnipeg, Canada

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Current Status and Lessons Learned
Barbara Knust, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Managing Patients Infected with Ebola Virus in Developed Countries: Lessons Learned
Aneesh Mehta, Emory University School of Medicine

Watch the video of their press conference.


View the full scientific presentations: Click Here



Online Resources

General Outbreak Information:

New Or Updated Guidance Documents:(Full range of guidance documents can be found on the CDC Ebola Web site

Multimedia Resources:


Other Resources on Ebola


Jim Sliwa, ASM Office of Communications



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