UCSF and the Ebola Response

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Several thousand people have already died, and without a concerted international response, many more could become infected.

UCSF is working on several fronts to respond to this health crisis, from supporting its faculty and staff volunteers to preparing its Medical Center facilities to educating the public about the outbreak.


UCSF Ebola Response Resources

Faculty, staff and trainees can refer to guidance on volunteering in West Africa, get the latest updates on preparations at UCSF Medical Center and see messages from campus leaders. Learn more

UCSF Ebola Experts in the News

Below is the latest media coverage featuring UCSF's work and expertise in the Ebola outbreak.

For all media inquiries, please contact Laura Kurtzman, or call the UCSF Public Affairs office at 415-502-6397.

University travel bans and quarantines may impede Ebola response
Nature Medicine
Nov. 10, 2014

Researchers Seek Crucial Tool: A Fast, Finger-Prick Ebola Test
New York Times
Nov. 4, 2014

Another UCSF doctor heads to West Africa to help fight Ebola 
San Francisco Examiner
Oct. 29, 2014

Ebola's evolving threat studied in UCSF lab 
San Jose Mercury News
Oct. 28, 2014

Should returning workers be quarentined? 
Oct. 26, 2014

Faster Ebola Tests Could Help Stem the Outbreak in West Africa
Oct. 22, 2014

Ebola fears high in U.S. despite low risk
Oct. 18, 2014

Centro de entrenamiento en Alabama ayuda a doctores prepararse para hacer frente al ebola 
Oct. 17, 2014

Ban travelers from Ebola hot zones? 
Oct. 16, 2014

First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in U.S. Dies
KQED Forum
Oct. 9, 2014

UCSF Ebola Preparedness Harkens Back to Early Days of AIDS
CBS Bay Area
Oct. 9, 2014

UCSF Panel Highlights Need for International Response Plan for Pandemic Threat
San Francisco Examiner
Oct. 3, 2014

Experts at Global Health Symposium Say Ebola Will Not be a Problem in United States
NBC Bay Area
Oct. 2, 2014

Experts Discuss Ebola Virus at Conference in SF
ABC 7 News
Oct. 2, 2014

UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne Diseases
CBS Bay Area
Oct. 2, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Hits Home with Bay Area Health Specialists
San Francisco Chronicle
Sept. 17, 2014

UCSF Researchers Hoping to Study Current Ebola Outbreak
San Francisco Examiner
Aug. 6, 2014

Plane En Route to Evacuate Americans with Ebola
July 31, 2014