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Immune 'signature' unique to Ebola fatalities identified by scientists

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
Cesar Muñoz Fontela in Guinea, testing Ebola samples in a high containment level 4 laboratory. Photograph: Public Health England.

Canadian Ebola vaccine creators set to tackle Zika

Ottawa Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
Dr. Gary Kobinger, chief of the special pathogens biosafety level 4 program at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, told an Ottawa audience Thursday that lessons learned during the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa should help speed ...
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Ebola Scan for May 05, 2016

CIDRAP - ‎13 hours ago‎
A study of Ebola virus disease survivors in Guinea has added to previous evidence that the virus can persist for as long as 9 months in the semen of survivors, reinforcing the concern about a risk of sexual transmission for months after recovery.

Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

World Health Organization - ‎17 hours ago‎
Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of ...

Obama's Zika Request Can Be Paid for With Ebola Funds

Daily Signal - ‎14 hours ago‎
If President Barack Obama's request or another supplemental is enacted, it would be the 15th emergency supplemental appropriation enacted since 2006.

The impact of Ebola on education in Sierra Leone

World Bank Group (blog) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The West Africa Ebola crisis of 2014-15 killed more than 11,000 people, caused economic and social disruption in a massive scale, and left tens of thousands of children orphaned.

US Secretary of HHS: What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Zika and Flint

Fortune - ‎22 hours ago‎
2. “We as a nation and we as a world are only as strong as our weakest link,” said Burwell. “So when West Africa—the nations of Liberia and Guinea and Sierra Leone—were not able to prevent, detect and respond to Ebola, it became a worldwide problem.”.

Guinea seeks rebound from Ebola with double-digit growth by 2020

Fox News - ‎May 5, 2016‎
CONAKRY - Guinea is targeting double-digit GDP growth by 2020 as it seeks to rebound after the Ebola virus slowed investment and hurt the mining sector, Prime Minister Mamady Youla said on Wednesday.
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House Republicans Want to Deploy Ebola Funding to Beat Zika Virus

Daily Signal - ‎May 3, 2016‎
C., wants to take funds originally designated to fight the Ebola virus and use them to combat Zika. That not only would be more fiscally responsible, he told The Daily Signal, it also could be more efficient.

Ebola vaccine: Promising phase I trials

Science Daily - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Addo is convinced, "With this, a single vaccine could provide lasting protection against Ebola." The infectious disease specialist, who works for the German Center for Infection Research at the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf (UKE) in ...

Liberia 'Ebola Heroine' Dies of Cancer

Liberian Daily Observer - ‎8 hours ago‎
One of the many African medical practitioners who came to Liberia to help save lives during the height of the nation's Ebola crisis, Dr. Atai Annae Omoruto, has died of pancreatic cancer, the New Vision, a local Ugandan daily reports. Dr. Omoruto ...

Ebola expert Dr. Atai Omoruto dies of cancer

New Vision - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Sad news coming in indicates that Dr. Atai Omoruto, the Uganda doctor who led the Ebola team of Ugandans in the fight against the deadly disease in Liberia, has passed on.

Strangest State: Biblical Fossils, Ebola Meth and a Push-Up King

The Texas Observer - ‎20 hours ago‎
GRANITE SHOALS // The phrase “better safe than sorry” may have occurred to Chastity Hopson as she entered her local police station with a small amount of methamphetamine and asked for help testing it for Ebola. Hopson had evidently responded to a fake ...
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Ebola may leave some survivors blind

Medical Xpress - ‎May 4, 2016‎
"Uveitis patients developed ocular symptoms a median of three weeks after discharge from Ebola treatment centers" in Sierra Leone, said a team led by Dr.
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Ebola virus does a total shutdown to hide before a fresh strike

New Scientist - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Ebola refuses to die. Affected West African countries have repeatedly stopped transmission of the virus, only for fresh outbreaks to appear, seemingly out of nowhere.

Teachers make time for Ebola and other current events

Science News for Students - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The 2014 Ebola outbreak triggered a flood of misinformation that worried students and parents alike. “Students were very concerned about the outbreak and the treatment center here,” says Kim Hansen in Omaha, Neb.

New study shows Ebola survivors may be at risk of severe vision loss

News-Medical.net - ‎May 5, 2016‎
A new study has shown that Ebola survivors may be at risk of severe vision loss or blindness weeks after being declared virus-free.
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How Ebola Destroyed Maternal Health Gains in Sierra Leone

New York Times (blog) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Although these deaths might have been preventable, the country is still reeling from the effects of the Ebola outbreak, which has crippled its health care system.

What Ebola, Zika and the Flint Crisis Have in Common

Fortune - ‎May 4, 2016‎
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Ebola Research at Notre Dame, IU South Bend Funded by Indiana CTSI

ND Newswire - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has provided support for Olaf Wiest, University of Notre Dame professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Robert Stahelin, Indiana University School of Medicine associate professor of ...
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