Ebola Information Center

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

October 31, 2014 - Updated September 13, 2019

A makeshift Ebola checkpoint in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. (Photo © istock.com/harry1978)

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.

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 developing countries

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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Articles in Elsevier journals

These articles are freely available until July 23, 2020, except for those in Cell Press journals and our open access articles, which are available in perpetuity.

Annals of Epidemiology

These articles are freely available through July 2021:

American Journal of Ophthalmology

The American Journal of Pathology


Cell Press has made these articles freely available in perpetuity:

Cell Host & Microbe

Cell Reports (open access)

Clinical Microbiology and Infection


International Journal of Infectious Diseases

These articles were published open access:

Journal of Clinical Virology

Journal of Hospital Infection

Journal of Infection

The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology

Social Science & Medicine


Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Trends in Microbiology

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

  • Ebola survivors at higher risk of dying, even after recovery (The Washington Post, Sept 4, 2019). According to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Ebola survivors are at a higher than usual risk of dying in the year after their recovery. The article notes that compared to the general public, Ebola survivors had a five times higher risk of dying in the first year after their release, with nearly two-thirds reportedly having kidney problems that may have contributed to their deaths. Also reported in The Telegraph, Reuters, ABC News, and The Japan Times.

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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