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US Monitors Contacts of Ebola Patient in Texas

Wall Street Journal - 30 Sep 2014
None of those suspected of coming into contact with Mr. Duncan has exhibited symptoms of Ebola, officials indicated. Health authorities will visit all contacts in person every day to take their temperatures and to ask about possible symptoms, Mr ...

Ebola May Linger in Men's Semen for More Than 2 Years

Live Science - 01 Aug 2017
Ebola may linger in men's semen for more than two years, a new study suggests. What's more, at least one man who survived Ebola and then tested negative for the presence of the virus in his semen later tested positive, the new study found. The findings ...

Retinal pigment epithelial cells a potential reservoir for Ebola

Healio - 08 Aug 2017
Human retinal pigment epithelial cells support replication of Ebola virus and release the virus in high titer, according to researchers who studied live Ebola virus and the ARPE-19 human ocular pigment epithelial cell line. The study in Translational ...

Ebola detected in semen of survivors two years after infection

Science Daily - 02 Aug 2017
Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found. The research team, which included investigators from Ohio-based Clinical ...

60 Minutes investigates medical gear sold during Ebola crisis

CBS News - 06 Aug 2017
During the last major outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014, more than 500 health care workers died of the disease, and something called Personal Protective Equipment became essential to preventing the deaths of even more. We're talking about gowns, ...

Ebola Mutation Map Suggests the Virus May Evolve to Become More Lethal

American Council on Science and Health - 07 Aug 2017
From 2013 to 2016, western Africa faced an enormous outbreak of Ebola in which 28,616 people fell ill and 11,310 died. The overall case-fatality rate (i.e., the percentage of people who died from the infection) was nearly 40%. However, the case ...

Archive: Ebola isolation in legal gray area - 28 Jul 2017
In one corner stands a nurse volunteer who treated Ebola victims in West Africa, then found herself quarantined for three days in New Jersey, a forced isolation that became a cause célèbre for health care workers across the country. In the other corner ...

Esteemed Ebola Researcher at UW Fired for Sexual Harassment

U.S. News & World Report - 04 Aug 2017
Esteemed Ebola Researcher at UW Fired for Sexual Harassment. An investigation into a recently-fired University of Washington researcher is underway after he was accused of sexually harassing women who worked in his lab. Aug. 4, 2017, at 1:24 p.m..

Ebola RNA persists in semen longer than 2 years

Healio - 03 Aug 2017
Ebola virus RNA was detected in 11 of 137 disease survivors who donated semen over 2 years after disease onset, according to recent findings. However, exactly why viral RNA persists, and whether its detection represents the presence of infectious virus ...

ASU engineer's lab partnering with US Army to improve Ebola detection

Arizona State University - 01 Aug 2017
That reality was painfully clear during the 2014 Ebola outbreak when clinics struggled to prevent transmission from patients to caregivers overwhelmed by the disease. The deadly virus traveled across continents before its symptoms were detected and the ...

Sierra Leone Buries Over 300 Mudslide Victims in Mass Graves

New York Times - 16 Aug 2017
Idalia Amaya, the emergency coordinator for Catholic Relief Services, said that in order to “avoid repeating the trauma” people experienced during the Ebola outbreak, her organization and others were providing support to burial teams, with the hope ...

UNC docs' Ebola study yields suggestions to slow its spread - 04 Aug 2017
Two University of North Carolina physicians who treated patients during the West African outbreak of the Ebola virus that began in 2013 and spanned three years say the fallout from those deadly days continues. "The epidemic really didn't end when the ...

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