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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 drill prepares hospital for infectious patients

Seattle Times - 18 Nov 2017
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An Ebola readiness drill on Tuesday was so realistic that a battalion chief arriving on scene tried to chase away members of the Frederick Memorial Hospital communications staff who were gathered to watch and take photos of a ...

Secrets of Ebola unlocked in the heart of devastating outbreak

Science Daily - 17 Nov 2017
In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published in Cell Host and Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that ...

Gov't Investigates Red Cross US$2.7M Ebola Fund Scandal

Liberian Daily Observer - 17 Nov 2017
In a statement issued in Monrovia yesterday, LNRCS expressed regret that humanitarian gestures intended to combat the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) that devastated Liberia in 2014 and 2015 were diverted to personal use by some of its senior staff.

Build the Ebola database in Africa - 08 Nov 2017
When a weak, feverish person comes into a clinic in Africa, there is no quick, reliable way to know whether the illness is Ebola or one of many other diseases. This is in part why the Ebola epidemic in West Africa between 2014 and 2016 caused more than ...

Red Cross apologise for losing $5m of Ebola funds to fraud

BBC News - 03 Nov 2017
The Red Cross has confirmed that more than $5m (£3.8m) of aid money was lost to fraud and corruption during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Auditors found overpriced supplies, salaries for non-existent aid workers and fake customs bills. The disease ...

East Lyme residents told text message of Ebola Virus is false

FOX 61 - 08 Nov 2017
In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has ...

Ebola epidemic leaves legacy of children with cataracts

Seattle Times - 20 Oct 2017
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Cataracts usually afflict the old, not the young, but doctors have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5. And for reasons that no one understands, some of those children have the toughest, thickest ...

Where Does the Ebola Virus Hide Between Outbreaks?

UCSF News Services - 26 Oct 2017
You might be thinking, “Isn't Ebola carried by bats?” In a recent episode of UC San Francisco's Carry the One Radio, DeRisi – a UCSF professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and co-president of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub – revealed that the evidence ...

Deadly plague in Madagascar similar to ebola

Southern Times Africa - 17 Nov 2017
The deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar which has killed 165 people appears to be similar to the ebola outbreak, a concerned scientist has warned. Dr Derek Gatherer, from Lancaster University, revealed the plague could escalate in the same way as the ...

Ebola outbreaks linked to loss of forest cover

New Vision - 08 Nov 2017
The study independently supports recent research that indicated an association between Ebola outbreak locations and deforestation patterns. What is new is the conclusive evidence about the timing of outbreaks, within two years after forest loss ...

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