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After a decade of squabbles, BU's biolab is in business

The Boston Globe - 20 Aug 2018
Those tubes contained frozen samples of the deadly Ebola virus and its cousin, Marburg virus. And their arrival launched, at long last, the research program within the Biosafety Level 4 laboratory at Boston University. Level 4 labs are authorized to do ...
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Officials: Patient tests negative for Ebola

FOX31 Denver - 30 Jul 2018
DENVER -- A patient thought to possibly have contracted Ebola tested negative for the virus Sunday evening, according to officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This was the second ...
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Sierra Leone News: Malaria still tops death toll – not Ebola

Awoko - 03 Aug 2018
Communicable diseases are spread from one person to another through a variety of ways including, contact with blood and bodily fluid, breathing in an airborne virus, or insect bites. Such diseases include, flu, colds (respiratory tract infections ...
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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

CNN - 08 May 2018
(CNN) The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly disease, on Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported. The declaration came after laboratory results confirmed two ...
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The First Urban Case of Ebola in the Congo Is a 'Game Changer'

The Atlantic - 17 May 2018
Ebola is not an airborne disease. It can only spread through contact with infected bodily fluids, so effective hygiene and public health can still contain it in a densely populated area. During the DRC's very first Ebola outbreak in 1976 (which was ...
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Ebola: Five Key Questions

Kaiser Family Foundation - 01 Oct 2017
Ebola is transmitted only through direct contact with bodily fluids, as are HIV and Hepatitis C. Other diseases, such as measles and SARS, are transmitted through airborne means. Human- to-human transmission occurs for all of the diseases included in ...
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The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The Atlantic - 14 Jun 2018
Unlike airborne viruses such as influenza, Ebola spreads only through contact with infected bodily fluids. Even so, it is capable of incredible devastation, as West Africa learned in 2014, when, in the largest outbreak to date, more than 28,000 people ...
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Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

CNN - 12 Sep 2014
Osterholm and other experts couldn't think of another virus that has made the transition from non-airborne to airborne in humans. They say the chances are relatively small that Ebola will make that jump. But as the virus spreads, they warned, the ...
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Top ten most dangerous viruses in the world

Deutsche Welle - 15 Jun 2018
1. The most dangerous virus is the Marburg virus. It is named after a small and idyllic town on the river Lahn - but that has nothing to do with the disease itself. The Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus. As with Ebola, the Marburg virus causes ...

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