Ebola Information Center

Elsevier’s free health and medical research, online tools and expert advice on Ebola

Updated on 18 July 2019

Welcome to Elsevier's Ebola Information Center

Ebola Information CenterThis page will provide continually updated resources from Elsevier's content and experts. We developed it to give our readers – medical professionals, health researchers, and members of the public interested in Ebola – one place where they can access the depth and breadth of Elsevier's resources on the Ebola virus.

Elsevier's resources span scientific and medical journals and textbooks, educational products, and a variety of other content. We have also asked our clinicians to provide original commentary. Our goal is to provide these resources for free for the next several months as the Ebola crisis continues.

Ebola outbreak in the Congo

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency of international concern. Read more from the WHO.

Online Resources

The Lancet Ebola Resource Centre provides free access to research in The Lancet and Cell Press

The Lancet Ebola Resource CentreTo assist health workers and researchers working under difficult and dangerous conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created an Ebola Resource Centre. This hub brings together existing Ebola content from The Lancet journals and Cell Press and will feature the latest Ebola research as it is published. It is intended to be a comprehensive Ebola resource for clinicians, public health professionals, and anybody else who needs access to existing Ebola research and latest developments.[divider]

Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators

Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators

On its Ebola Resources for Nurse Educators page, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is hosting a curated collection of news, events and webinars for nursing school deans, faculty members, students, and other stakeholders. Elsevier publishes the AACN's Journal of Professional Nursing.

Access to research in books and journals

Research4Life provides free and low-cost access for researchers in developing countries

Elsevier is a founding member of Research4Life bannerResearch4Life, a public-private partnership of over 200 academic publishers, four UN agencies, Yale and Cornell universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM). With the support of technology partner Microsoft, the program provides free or low-cost online access to nearly 30,000 peer-reviewed journals, books and databases to over 6,000 institutions in more than 100 developing countries and territories.
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American Journal of Ophthalmology

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

These articles are published open access:

The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care

Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen (The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care), is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary and cross-professional journal that publishes original papers, reviews, short reports, and selected conference papers on all aspects of evidence and quality in healthcare. This article is freely available until November 12, 2015:

The Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

The authors write: "In this brief opinion article, we provide a short primer on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, US-based hospital preparedness, vaccine and therapy development, and control of Ebola virus disease for noninfectious disease physicians."

  • Robert Lindblad, Ashraf El Fiky, MBBCh, PhD, Thad Zajdowicz, MD, MPH: "Ebola in the United States," The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Article in Press, December 2014)


Nursing articles on Ebola

The following articles in Elsevier's nursing journals are freely available until February 4, 2015:

Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

The following articles in Elsevier journals are freely available until February 5, 2015:

  • Ziad A. Memish, Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq: "The Hajj in The Time of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa," Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease (September–October 2014). In the last two years, about 200,000 of pilgrims from the four countries in West Africa involved in the current Ebola Virus Disease attended the Haji. This article discusses challenges mass gathering (MG) planners are facing in dealing with Ebola.
  • Philippe Brouqui, Giuseppe Ippolito: "Ebola and travel – Management of imported cases," Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease (In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 16 October 2014). Ebola travel importation can occur as demonstrated by cases in Nigeria, Senegal and more recently in the US. This article suggests four key strategies to stem the importation and travel related cases of Ebola.

Skills checklists and patient education

These skills checklists were developed by health professionals on the Elsevier Clinical Solutions team as an assessment tool for healthcare professionals at US hospitals that may treat Ebola patients. They are based on current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Each checklist allows for observation and evaluation of proficiency in donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and identifies areas for improvement for training and competence.

In the media

Various Elsevier authors are speaking and writing about Ebola for media outlets worldwide. Here's a sample. We will continue to update this list:

The following experts are contributing editors to Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th Edition (Elsevier, 2014)

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