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Ebola Virus

  • Nurse Provides Firsthand Account of Combating Ebola
    International nurse volunteers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa encountered death on nearly every shift and worked under conditions that challenged their ingenuity in providing even basic care. That is according to one nurse's account in American Journal of ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • UEA Leads First Systematic Review of Ebola Risks
    Looking after people with late-stage Ebola at home puts people at greatest risk of catching it themselves according to research from the University of East Anglia. A new paper on risk factors for transmitting the deadly virus recommends better provision of health care ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • FDA-Approved Drug Protects Against Ebola in Mouse Model
    The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 11,300 lives and starkly revealed the lack of effective options for treating or preventing the disease. Progress has been made on developing vaccines, but there is still a need for antiviral therapies to protect ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Finds That Ebola Vaccine is Safe and Stimulates Strong Immune Response
    A clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine (ChAd3-EBO-Z) that resulted from an unprecedented global consortium assembled at the behest of the World Health Organization has found that it is well tolerated and stimulates strong immune responses in adults in Mali, West Africa and ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Outbreak: Then and Now
    One year ago, the West African Ebola outbreak was generating so many new cases, had spread to so many countries that the world was terrified. Many feared that the Ebola virus was the pathogen that would overwhelm humanity. Now, one year later that terror has been replaced ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Make Strides in Inhibiting Infection in Artificial Ebola Virus Model
    Different studies have demonstrated that the Ebola virus infection process starts when the virus reaches the cellular DC-SIGN receptor to infect the dendritic cells (of the immune system). European researchers have designed a "giant" molecule formed by 13 fullerenes covered ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scottish University Scientist is Behind Successful Rapid-Detection Ebola Test
    A rapid-detection Ebola test developed by international scientists including a University of Stirling, Scotland virologist has been deployed following a highly effective pilot project. Dr. Manfred Weidmann, from the University's School of Natural Sciences, was part of a ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Early Hospitalization is Key to Survival for Ebola Victims
    A retrospective study of Ebola epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suggested that each day of delay in hospital admittance was associated with an 11 percent increased risk of death for Ebola patients during epidemics. The DRC has experienced more Ebola ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Professor Addresses How the Ebola Scare Stigmatized African Immigrants in the U.S.
    The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa also took its toll socially on one of the fastest growing populations in the United States, African immigrants. Guy-Lucien Whembolua, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor of Africana studies, leads an analysis of ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Demonstrate a Way to Reduce the Ability of Ebola Virus to Exit a Host Cell and Spread
    The Ebola virus acts fast. The course of infection, from exposure to recovery, or death, can take as little as two weeks. That may not leave enough time for the immune system to mount an effective response. The goal of some antiviral therapies, therefore, is to buy more and ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
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