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Ebola response crippled by low stocks of vital items

SciDev.Net - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
“We have learned one thing from Ebola, and that is that there aren't a million glass vials in the world,” Andrew Witty, the chief executive officer of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, said at the event.

Artificial intelligence identifies bat species that could harbor Ebola

Healio - ‎12 hours ago‎
“Using machine learning methods developed for artificial intelligence, we were able to bring together data from ecology, biogeography, and public health to identify bat species with a high probability of harboring Ebola and other filoviruses,” Barbara ...

Researchers identify protein role in pathway required for Ebola replication

Science Daily - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
According to the researchers these findings identify a uniquely modified human protein that is required for Ebola virus to grow in cells.
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The Roots of Ebola

Jacobin magazine - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The author contends that any understanding of the Ebola crisis must first grapple with the complex history of medical experimentation and exploitation on the continent, and with questionable scientific claims about the presumed origins and spread of ...
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GMOs lead the fight against Zika, Ebola and the next unknown pandemic

The Conversation US - ‎1 hour ago‎
Most modern biomedical advances, especially the vaccines used to eradicate disease and protect against pandemics such as Zika, Ebola and the flu, rely on the same molecular biology tools that are used to create genetically modified organisms. To ...
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Merck Ebola vaccine wins speedier reviews by regulators

STAT - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The quest to develop an Ebola vaccine took a small but significant step forward as regulators on both sides of the Atlantic agreed to conduct speedier reviews of a treatment being developed by Merck.
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What the Ebola epidemic should teach us about the looming Zika crisis

The Week Magazine - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
As the world's worst Ebola epidemic fades in the rearview mirror of history, it's worth remembering what happened and the key lessons learned.

Sierra Leone Is Much More Than Just Ebola

Pacific Standard - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Or, rather, from May 2014 to November 2015, an outbreak of Ebola crippled Sierra Leone's health-care system. There were 8,704 confirmed cases and 3,589 deaths in Sierra Leone alone.
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Ebola still a threat, Idris warns

Vanguard - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idiris, has warned that Ebola Virus Disease and other highly pathogenic emerging and re-emerging epidemic prone diseases remain threats to Nigeria and other West African countries.

Why Don't Bats Get Ebola?

Scientific American (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Ebola, rabies, SARS, Nipah, and MERS-CoV all have something in common. They are all viruses, spread by bats, that often cause lethal disease in humans—the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak killed over 11,000 people1—yet they don't sicken or kill their bat ...

Liberia: Prevail Encourages Ebola Survivors to Lure Close Contacts Into Study

AllAfrica.com - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Partnership for Research on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia (PREVAIL) is encouraging Ebola survivors who enrolled in the Ebola Natural History Study (ENHS) to engender the medical study by luring their close contacts into the Study.

Machine learning algorithm being used to track Ebola infested bats

Vision Systems Design - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
An article from Digital Trends notes that, over the past year or so, there have been a number of tech projects aimed at stopping the spread of Ebola, but this one in particular involves plotting the possible spread of Ebola and other filoviruses of the ...
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Sierra Leone two years after Ebola: What does life look like now?

The Independent - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Schools have reopened. During Ebola schools across the nation were forced to close to minimise the risk of contagion. Today, schools like this one - Sanda Magbalantor rural school - are open again.

History credits this man with discovering Ebola on his own. History is wrong

STAT - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
If you ask Google who discovered Ebola, you will immediately be presented with a picture of Dr. Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

I was there at Ebola's bloody beginning

New Scientist - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
I was there at Ebola's bloody beginning. Forty years ago, Peter Piot raced to the scene of an outbreak of an unknown deadly disease.
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Over 20 countries environmentally suitable for Ebola transmission by bats

Science Daily - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries have experienced cases of Ebola, leaving the ...

The key to stopping Ebola? Using machine learning to track infected bats

Digital Trends - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Over the course of the past year or so, there have been a number of incredible tech projects aimed at stopping the spread of Ebola. One approach that we've never come across before, however, involves plotting the possible spread of Ebola and other ...
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Opinion: As we fight Zika and Ebola, let's not forget HIV/AIDS

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The dramatic spread of the Zika and Ebola viruses over the past several years has wreaked havoc throughout many parts of the world and brought panic and fear to millions.
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Computers vs Ebola: Scientists use big data to predict future disease hotspots

The Register - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
A team of scientists have developed a model that can predict the likelihood of bat species carrying Ebola and other filoviruses using a machine learning algorithm.

Danbury Doctor And Global Health Advocate Fights Ebola, Zika Virus

Hartford Courant - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Ebola is a highly contagious disease that, in average cases, has a 50 percent mortality rate, according to the World Health Organization.
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