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Ebola Virus

  • Researchers Identify Protein Role in Pathway Required for Ebola Replication
    A newly identified requirement of a modified human protein in Ebola virus (EBOV) replication, may unlock the door for new approaches to treating Ebola. EBOV is one of the most lethal human pathogens known and causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans. When EBOV makes copies ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • 20-Plus Countries Environmentally Suitable for Ebola Transmission by Bats
    Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries have experienced cases of Ebola, leaving the remaining 16 ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ecologists Identify Potential New Sources of Ebola and Other Filoviruses
    An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses—a family that includes Ebola virus. Writing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, they suggest that areas where many of these species overlap, notably ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Releases Detailed History of the 2014-2016 Ebola Response
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today will release a detailed account of the agency’s work on the largest, longest outbreak response in the agency’s history: the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. The series of articles, in a special supplement to ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Study Sheds Light on How Some Survive Ebola
    A first-of-its-kind Ebola study yields clues to how some people are able to survive the deadly virus and suggests possible avenues for treatments that could save more lives. Researchers at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University School of Medicine, and ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Analysis of 1976 Ebola Outbreak Holds Lessons Relevant Today
    With the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa reviving interest in the first outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever 40 years ago, scientists led by Dr. Joel Breman of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health have released a report highlighting ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Johns Hopkins Students Design Ebola Protection Suit Improvements
    For health workers in the field treating people stricken with Ebola and other diseases, a protective suit is the first defense against infection. The suit and head covering itself, however, can hamper their ability to help by impeding breathing, or heating up so quickly in ...More
    June 22, 2016 Posted in News
  • Cedars-Sinai Selected as Regional Treatment Center for Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases
    Cedars-Sinai will play a critical role in bolstering the nation’s front-line defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant meant to improve the response to emerging medical threats. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...More
    June 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Sexual Transmission of Ebola Likely to Impact Course of Outbreaks
    Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research by University of Georgia ecologists just published in the Royal ...More
    June 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • Ebola Map May Help Prepare for Future Outbreaks
    To be prepared for new Ebola virus disease cases, it is fundamental to start by identifying the range of the virus and the regions that are more favorable for its propagation. A team from the Center of International Forestry Research, Manchester Metropolitan University, and ...More
    June 7, 2016 Posted in News
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