Ebola virus

Submitted by [email protected] on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 12:00 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed three new deaths from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Content Source: World Health Organization

Content Author: World Health Organization

Submitted by [email protected] on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 12:00 PM

Two species of bats, as well as humans engaged in hunting these bats in Nagaland, India’s Mimi village, were found to have been exposed to viruses in the family Filoviridae, which includes Ebola and Marburg viruses.

Content Source: Mongabay

Content Author: Sahana Ghosh

Submitted by [email protected] on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:00 PM

Virus spillover may be occurring between bats and humans in Nagaland, India, according to new research.

Content Source: Duke-NUS Medical School

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:00 PM

Concerns wereraised after a patient's death appears to defy accepted medical theory that survivors of Ebola virus infection are immune to reinfection.

Content Source: Aljazeera

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:00 PM

Two treatments for Ebola which were undergoing trials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been stopped early due to their success in treating Ebola. The two treatments will now be made widely available. One of the drugs is REGN-EB3, a cocktail of three monoclonal antibodies developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. The other drug is mAb114, which is now being developed with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. 

Content Source: AAAS Science Magazine

Content Author: Kai Kupferschmidt

Submitted by [email protected] on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:00 PM

Importing the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases is intended to help strengthen Japan’s inspection system for diseases that have never spread within the country, in preparation for an expected increase in visitors from abroad ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Content Source: Japan Times

Content Author: unknown

Submitted by [email protected] on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:00 PM

The 2018 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, began on May 8, and was declared over on July 24. Researchers did a retrospective genomic characterization of the outbreak and assessed potential therapeutic agents and vaccines.

Content Source: Lancet

Content Author: Placide Mbala-Kingebeni, Catherine B Pratt

Submitted by [email protected] on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:00 PM

The Ebola virus causes a disease that kills up to 90 percent of those who contract it, but a promising vaccine could provide protection.

Content Source: National Geographic

Content Author: Michael Greshko

Submitted by [email protected] on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00 PM

This study provides the first evidence of Ebola virus-infected survivors from the index site of the west African outbreak. A thorough retrospective epidemiological study done concomitantly among the resident adult population expands understanding of the initiating events including transmission dynamics, probable transmission chains, lower case fatality rates, and the presence of both mild and asymptomatic cases.

Content Source: Lancet

Content Author: Joseph W S Timothy, Yper Hall, Joseph Akoi-Boré

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In this course, learners will be able to describe pathogen-related factors that may warrant treatment in a biocontainment unit. Learners will also be able to describe the clinical presentation of Ebola. 

Content Source: National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC)

Content Author: n/a