Ebola Virus

  • Students in Liberia Become Active Ebola Case Finders
    Ever since the closure of the university due to the Ebola outbreak, Tony Harrison, a sociology student at the University of Liberia, has been trying to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in his country. He joined the team of active case finders to go from house to ...More
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  • Using the Power of Computers to Harness the Human Genome May Provide Clues into the Ebola Virus
    Ramaswamy Narayanan, PhD, professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University, is working to blend the power of computers with biology to use the human genome to remove much of the guesswork involved in discovering cures for diseases. In an ...More
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  • 2014 is the Year of Ebola
    The Ebola outbreak became the most visible pressing public health issue in 2014. In ICT's online poll we asked infection preventionists for their views on the outbreak; here's a look at their responses to two key questions. ...More
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  • Study Identifies 53 Approved Drugs That May Block Ebola infection
    Researchers found 53 existing drugs that may keep the Ebola virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and ...More
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  • Simple Steps Can Safeguard Against Ebola Transmission Through Organ Donation
    While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation, experts explain how simple assessments of ...More
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  • Men in Recovery From Ebola Should Wear Condoms for at Least Three Months
    A new article reports that despite a clear lack of research on male survivors of Ebola, the current recommended practice of waiting at least three months after recovery to have unprotected sex should be upheld. This study was published today in Reproductive Sciences, a SAGE ...More
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  • How to Treat Ebola During Pregnancy
    A pregnant woman in Africa who has contracted Ebola is likely to suffer with a spontaneous abortion, pregnancy-related hemorrhage, or the death of her newborn. Although the risk of caring for a pregnant woman with Ebola in the United States may be rare, the Association of ...More
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  • Simulation Exercises Help Healthcare Workers to Prepare to Confront Ebola
    Countries in Africa have been working on improving their preparedness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) teams have provided simulated exercises in hospitals and technical training, for immediate emergency response and communication. Mamo ...More
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  • Partners Unite to Build Stronger Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries
    Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled Dec. 10-11, 2014 for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries and agreed on what needs to be done to ...More
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  • Ebola Virus May Replicate in an Exotic Way
    University of Utah researchers ran biochemical analysis and computer simulations of a livestock virus to discover a likely and exotic mechanism to explain the replication of related viruses such as Ebola, measles and rabies. The mechanism may be a possible target for new ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
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