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Ebola Virus

  • 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
    15 hours 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
    1 week ago 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
    2 weeks ago 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
    3 weeks ago 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
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UAB Developing Training Program on Ebola for First Responders in Deep South
    Serious health and safety concerns for healthcare, public safety and support service personnel arose after the 2014 Ebola virus disease that resulted in 11,000 deaths across multiple countries, with four confirmed cases in the United States. In the event of an Ebola or ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Fighting Ebola with 21st Century Biotech
    Currently, production of vaccines and diagnostic systems for infectious diseases have failed to provide a systematic vision that merges state-of-the-art technologies with industry to provide an effective commercial solution. Infectious and rapidly transmitted diseases, such ...More
    May 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Experts Address Lessons Learned from the Recent Ebola Outbreak
    Vetter, et al. (2016) report on the discussions held during a one-day session at the 2015 International Consortium for Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC)'s biannual conference, which focused on the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. The ...More
    May 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    May 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    April 29, 2016 Posted in News
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