Ebola

Op-ed: A Lesson From Ebola In 2015 Will Be Key To Ending Covid-19

The success of vaccination hinges on health systems and delivery chains in the least-served nations of the world.
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Recent Ebola Outbreak Emerged From Someone Infected 5 Years Earlier

Enlarge / Health care workers don protective equipment before working with Ebola patients. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images) A large international research group released a paper today suggesting that Ebola viruses can emerge from five years of...
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Ebola Vaccine Regimen Generates Strong Immune Response In Children And Adults

Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen is safe, well tolerated and produces a strong immune response in people over the age of one, according to two new papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The EBOVAC-Salone study...
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Cote D’ivoire Confirms First Ebola Case In 25 Years

A case of Ebola virus has been confirmed in Cote d’Ivoire for the first time since 1994, the country’s Ministry of Health has confirmed. The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating the delivery of vaccines to the country.
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Guinea Orders 155 People Into Isolation After West Africa’s First Case Of Marburg Virus Is...

The virus, considered Ebola's cousin, has a fatality rate of up to 88 percent.
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Host Proteins That Impair Ebola Virus Infection Identified

Several proteins have been identified in hosts that interact with Ebola virus and primarily function to inhibit the production of viral genetic material in cells and prevent Ebola virus infection, according to a new study.
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Mount Sinai Research Reveals How The Ebola Virus Manages To Evade The Body's Immune Defenses

Mount Sinai researchers have uncovered the complex cellular mechanisms of Ebola virus, which could help explain its severe toll on humans and identify potential pathways to treatment and prevention. In a study published in mBio, the team reported...
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Hunter Biden Fund Reportedly Invested In Pandemic-prevention Company Working With Wuhan Institute

The same company previously hindered the global response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, bringing more chaos than help, according to the AP report at the time. The firm also worked with US authorities on predicting and preventing disease outbreaks...
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Trojan Horses And Tunneling Nanotubes: Ebola Virus Research At Texas Biomed Gets Nih Funding Boost

Scientists have a general idea of how viruses invade and spread in the body, but the precise mechanisms are actually not well understood, especially when it comes to Ebola virus. Olena Shtanko, Ph.D., a Staff Scientist at the Texas Biomedical...
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Ebola Response Veterans Urge Who To 'dramatically Expand' Global Covid-19 Vaccine Access

Brett Wilkins, staff writer"The emotional strain of watching people in rich countries get vaccinated while we, in the poor countries, helplessly watch our loved ones die, amounts to an injustice that must come to an end now," said letter signer...
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Congo Ebola Outbreak Declared Over

MONDAY, May 3, 2021 -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, according to the country's health officials and the World Health Organization. The declaration was made after 42 days with no new cases since the last...

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What Ebola Has Taught Us About Managing Covid

Drs Robert Glatter, Craig Spencer, and Syra Madad discuss lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic that the US should have learned from the Ebola crisis. Medscape Emergency Medicine

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Ebola Relapse; Hpv Vaccine Success: It's Tthealthwatch!

(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso...
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Swedish Researcher Warns Covid-19 Will Be 'a Fond Caress' In Comparison With Next Pandemic

As the most likely explanation for several of the most recent pandemics, including Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19, being that viruses jump species from wild animals to humans, Professor Björn Olsen urged to limit potential exposure and warned of the...
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Man's Ebola Relapse Spawned 91 New Cases In Africa

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence that the deadly virus can lurk in the body long after...
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Liberia On Alert As Ebola Outbreak Hits Neighbouring Guinea

An Ebola outbreak in Guinea in west Africa has put six bordering nations on alert, while the World Health Organization has begun a mass vaccination programme. So far, 18 people have contracted the virus and nine have died. In neighbouring Liberia,...
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“shocking” Genetic Data Suggest Ebola Lurked In Survivor For 5-6 Years

Enlarge / A staff member of the N'zerekore hospital lifts his shirt sleeve as he prepares to get his anti-ebola vaccination in N'zerekore on February 24, 2021. Nzerekore Hospital was where the first cases of Ebola were found at the end of January...
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Un Says Ebola In Guinea May Be Linked To A Survivor Of 2014 Outbreak

A top official at the World Health Organization said that a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastating West Africa epidemic that ended five years ago.At a press...
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Concerned About The Spread Of Ebola, Cdc Lays Out New Rules For Travelers From Congo, Guinea

Beginning March 4, health officials will require travelers from he Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Guinea to provide contact information. Officials will also begin directing flights from those countries to six airports in the U.S.
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U.s. To Monitor Air Travelers From African Nations With Ebola

MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- Air travelers arriving in the United States from two African nations where the Ebola virus is starting to circulate will be channeled to six airports beginning this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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