The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest, most severe and most complex ever recorded for the disease. With a death rate of around 55% and more than 1000 victims thus far, it has been declared a public health emergencyof international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). While specific treatments or vaccines currently do not exist, several interventions are in the earliest phases of testing. WHO released a statement on 12 August that “it is ethical to offer unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as potential treatment or prevention.”
- Lienkie Diedericks reports from the 25th Annual Conference for Medical Law – August 5th-9th, 2019 Tokyo, Japan
- Congratulations to Dr Rose Mortimer, Bioethics & Society alumna, now a doctor in philosophy and a published author!
- Congratulations to Andrew Barnhart for his appointment as a Marie Curie Research Associate and PhD candidate in Biomedical Ethics and Law at KU Leuven!