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Ebola Virus

  • Ebola May Lead to Blindness in Survivors According to New Findings
    A new study has shown that Ebola survivors may be at risk of severe vision loss or blindness weeks after being declared virus-free. The research is being presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Genome Provides Clues to Repeated Disease Flare-Ups in Western Africa
    Ebola virus samples taken from patients in Liberia in June 2015 are strikingly similar in their genetic makeup to other Ebola virus sequences from Western Africa, according to research published online today in the journal Science Advances. The study sheds light on several ...More
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  • Cellphone-Sized Device Quickly Detects Ebola Virus
    The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. Monitoring the virus requires laboratories with trained personnel, which limits how rapidly tests can be done. Now scientists report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry a handheld ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Examines Safety, Immune Response of Candidate Ebola Vaccines
    In a study appearing in the April 19, 2016 issue of JAMA, Matthew D. Snape, MD, of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a phase 1 trial to evaluate the tolerability and immunogenicity of two candidate Ebola vaccines, an adenovirus type 26 ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Experts Share Their Hopes for Ebola Vaccine
    The World Health Organization (WHO), partners and affected countries are stepping up planning for how to use an Ebola vaccine in response to an outbreak. The Ebola outbreak that struck Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014 prompted the search, on an exceptionally ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Improving Treatments for Post-Ebola Syndrome Sufferers
    Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King's Sierra Leone Partnership are to present new findings into post-Ebola syndrome at a major European conference this week. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Emergency Response to Ebola Flare-up is Underway in Liberia
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health teams in Liberia and Guinea are investigating the origins of transmission in Liberia’s latest flare-up after learning that a woman who died from Ebola in Liberia last week had recently traveled from Guinea ...More
    April 4, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Coordinates Vaccination of Contacts to Contain Ebola Flare-up in Guinea
    Hundreds of people who may have been in contact with eight individuals infected with Ebola virus in Guinea’s southern prefectures of Nzérékoré and Macenta have been vaccinated with the experimental Ebola vaccine in a bid to contain the latest ...More
    April 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Declares Ebola is No Longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
    The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan, MD, under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, took place by teleconference ...More
    March 30, 2016 Posted in News
  • Automated Ebola Blood Test Performs Well in Field Evaluation
    An automated "sample-to-answer" system could provide Ebola virus disease (EVD) diagnosis more quickly and easily than the current standard test, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine. In a field evaluation study, Nira Pollock of Boston Children's ...More
    March 29, 2016 Posted in News
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