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Oct. 30: ‘Disease detective’ recounts Ebola outbreak
October 20, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Emily-Pieracci-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Emily Pieracci returns to her hometown to talk about her work “Stalking Ebola: A Disease Detective’s Journey through Sierra Leone” at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

Mathematician, researchers calculate against Ebola, cholera
April 1, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

xueying-wangPULLMAN, Wash. – A mathematician is helping scientists at Washington State University by developing equations for early detection and containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

First-generation alumnus recognized in Ebola virus fight
February 25, 2015

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

Pimentel-80PULLMAN, Wash. – On Feb. 11, President Barack Obama in a news conference publicly recognized a group of heroes, including U.S. Navy Cdr. Guillermo “Billy” Pimentel, a 1999 Washington State University graduate.

Rabies: Disease in the shadows recognized Sunday
September 25, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News 

dogPULLMAN, WASH. – It is a disease spread by a virus that strikes mostly in faraway places. Without quick treatment, an infection delivers agonizing symptoms leading to death.

Anthropologists aid in the Ebola epidemic
August 14, 2014

HewlettVANCOUVER, Wash. – Barry Hewlett, a medical anthropologist at Washington State University Vancouver, states that efforts to contain outbreaks such as Ebola must be “culturally sensitive and appropriate…otherwise people are running away from actual care that is intended to help them.”

Ebola outbreak surprising, but not the ‘Next Big One’
August 7, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – As the Ebola virus continues its swift spread across four West Africa countries, including several major cities, two scientists at Washington State University are monitoring reports from afar with measured concern.