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The Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) is a part of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health and consists of seven divisions including Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Immunization Services, Hemophilia, Cancer Epidemiology, STD,HIV & Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. More than 85 employees help achieve the OEPS mission of tracking the occurrence of diseases, providing preventive interventions, and educating the public on protecting themselves from diseases.
August 15, 2014
An experimental vaccine being developed by U.S. government scientists to prevent the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya has shown promise in its first human trials but remains years away from approval for widespread use....Read More
August 12, 2014
Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak....Read More
A biopharmaceutical company in Ames, Iowa has been given the go-ahead and funding from a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense to work toward human testing of an Ebola vaccine....Read More
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