The take-home messages were many during Clinical Center epidemiologist Dr. Tara Palmore’s lecture on how NIH’s hospital first became aware of a rising threat from a novel coronavirus, then took steps to keep it not quite out of the CC, but away from patients, none of whom, so far, have been infected by staff.
Months into their history course researching the 1918 Spanish flu, Virginia Tech students find new meaning in their projects when confronted with another health pandemic--Covid-19. The students continued their research with renewed vigor, searching for clues from a century ago to inform their understanding of the current pandemic.
On a normal day, hundreds of officers from the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps go about their regular duties at NIH. But these have not been normal days. Most of these uniformed health professionals become emergency responders when crisis hits. One such officer, Lcdr. Brian Czarnecki was deployed on multiple missions in the Covid-19 response.
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This scanning electron micrograph shows a single filamentous Ebola virus particle. Scientists supported by NIH have discovered a set of powerful, broadly neutralizing antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors.