As Jon Stewart recently noted, the Ebola epidemic must be over because no more Americans have caught it. (Yes, that’s a joke.) However, there are still thousands of cases to be treated in Africa, and viable vaccines are just now entering clinical trials.
One other area of disease treatment has seen some progress. A team out of Johns Hopkins has developed a new protective suit, and was recently awarded a grant to further improve it. The hood provides more visibility, and the suit should be easier to get into and out of. Here’s a demonstration video.
I would expect that this suit should be usable for other highly contagious disease situations. I’m looking forward to seeing this widely deployed and eventually used in future science fiction and/or outbreak movies.