But, even after the outbreak is finally under control, there will be lasting negative effects. For more on that, check out this Nature piece by Erika Check Hayden on the outbreak's impact on maternal health, as well as this Wired piece by Maryn McKenna that explains how Ebola may interrupt childhood immunizations that could lead to more cases of other diseases, such as measles.
New research suggests that, in rare cases, particularly in children, malaria parasites can get caught in the brain where they affect the center responsible for respiration. It may be that getting the patients on a ventilator early will help them survive. For more, listen to and read this NPR piece or read at the New York Times.
And earlier this month in Germany, a court ruled against a vaccine skeptic who had offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove that measles is caused by a virus. The man has to pay up after a researcher sent him a scientific paper on the topic.
In agriculture news
The World Health Organization released a report suggesting, among other things, that the widely-used herbicide glyphosate probably causes cancer. This may not be as scary as it sounds, though. Read more at Grist, NPR, and Nature.