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Chimps And Gorillas Desperately Need Ebola Vaccine Too – Virus Has Wiped Out A Third Of Them | IFLScience

Chimps And Gorillas Desperately Need Ebola Vaccine Too – Virus Has Wiped Out A Third Of Them | IFLScience | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
There is a side to the Ebola crisis that, perhaps understandably, has received little media attention: the threat it poses to our nearest cousins, the great apes of Africa. At this moment in time Ebola is the single greatest threat to the survival of gorillas and chimpanzees.
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We Have Nothing: The Human Cost Of Ebola

We Have Nothing: The Human Cost Of Ebola | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Harrowing personal stories reveal the catastrophic impact of the deadly virus on one of the world's poorest regions.
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LRB · Paul Farmer · Diary: Ebola

LRB · Paul Farmer · Diary: Ebola | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
I have just returned from Liberia with a group of physicians and health activists. We are heading back in a few days. The country is in the midst of the largest ever epidemic of Ebola haemorrhagic fever. It’s an acute and brutal affliction. Ebola is a zoonosis – it leaps from animal . . .
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Why Ebola may pose a greater threat in the ICU

Why Ebola may pose a greater threat in the ICU | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The nature of the Ebola virus makes it a grave threat to those who have the most intimate contact with patients' bodies -- health care workers, family caregivers and grave diggers.
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Virus Variation Resource pages for Ebolavirus, MERS coronoavirus give quick and easy access to related sequences and other data

Virus Variation Resource pages for Ebolavirus, MERS coronoavirus give quick and easy access to related sequences and other data | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
NCBI has created resource pages for Ebolavirus and MERS coronavirus, giving users an easy way to find all sequences related to these pathogens. These pages aggregate links to virus data at NCBI and also provide important links out to other information at the CDC, WHO, and HealthMap.
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Ebola Protein Discovery Could Clear Path For Treatment - YouTube

Researchers found Ebola's VP24 protein interferes with the body's immune response system. It's a finding that could lead to future treatment. Follow Jay Stru...
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How A Computer Algorithm Predicted West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Before It Was Announced

How A Computer Algorithm Predicted West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Before It Was Announced | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on a unique online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine d...
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Samuel Viana's curator insight, August 15, 2014 2:53 PM

Um interessante algoritmo que combina fontes noticiosas, relativamente à frequência de notícias sobre surtos e à proveniência desses mesmos surtos, ajuda a prever a possibilidade de evolução de potenciais pandemias, antes de estas poderem escalar para níveis incontroláveis.

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We'll never find an Ebola vaccine without taking some risks

We'll never find an Ebola vaccine without taking some risks | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The current West African ebolavirus outbreak, which has now reached more than 1,000 cases and resulted in more than 800 deaths, is a reminder of the often unpredictable nature of viruses and the difficulties…
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Estimating and Predicting Epidemic Behavior for the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak

Estimating and Predicting Epidemic Behavior for the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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Ebola, Spreading in Africa, Could Land in US

Ebola, Spreading in Africa, Could Land in US | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
An Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., health officials said.
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Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus | Top News | Reuters

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus | Top News | Reuters | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.
The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a national
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Mel Melendrez-Vallard's curator insight, July 25, 2014 7:33 AM

Just a really sad reality of those on the front lines of defense against diseases like Ebola.

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Scientist who discovered Ebola: ‘This is unprecedented’

Scientist who discovered Ebola: ‘This is unprecedented’ | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
By Mick Krever, CNN

The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus said that a current outbreak of the deadly bug in West Africa, in which 467 people have died, is “unprecedented.”

“One, [this is] the first time in West Africa that we have such an outbreak,” Dr.
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Dr. Peter Piot discovered Ebola 40 years ago. His 3 reasons why this outbreak is different

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Ebola Immunopathology and the Outbreak in West Africa - The Student Blog

Ebola Immunopathology and the Outbreak in West Africa - The Student Blog | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

Ebola virus (EBOV) is a highly virulent pathogen, resulting in death by Ebola hemorrhagic fever in up to 90% of people who contract the virus. There are no vaccines yet to prevent it.

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Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted'

Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted' | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.

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Footage From 1976 Documents Discovery of Ebola Virus

Footage From 1976 Documents Discovery of Ebola Virus | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
In 1976, a group of health workers took a pair of film cameras to what was then known as Zaire and documented their discovery of a new, deadly virus. Today we know that virus as Ebola.
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Study suggests 21-day Ebola quarantine period is not enough

Study suggests 21-day Ebola quarantine period is not enough | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
A new study has suggested that the standard 21-day quarantine period that’s currenty being used for cases of Ebola might not be enough.
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No need to panic: quarantine period just needs to be extended a bit. The main problem in the current outbreak is not that people aren't being quarantined for long enough, but that they're not being quarantined at all.

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Ebola Doctor Shortage Eases as Volunteers Step Forward

Ebola Doctor Shortage Eases as Volunteers Step Forward | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Even with the volunteers, experts say, there will be a long gap before hospitals can be fully staffed to care for the growing numbers of Ebola patients.
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VDU's blog: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) 2014 West African outbreak..

VDU's blog: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) 2014 West African outbreak.. | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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Science/AAAS | Special Collection: Ebola

Science/AAAS | Special Collection: Ebola | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Science/AAAS | Special Collection: Ebola #medicine #virology #onehealth http://t.co/vPrJoGhvfY
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How lethal is Ebola virus?

How lethal is Ebola virus? | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
After we discussed newly discovered entry factors for ebolavirus and hepatitis C virus on TWiV 166, the New York Times covered part of the story. (RT @815wrldtrvlr: How lethal is ebolavirus?
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▶ Ebola virus explained in 60 seconds (video)

Here's our 60 look at why Ebola is so deadly. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for "drastic action" to contain an Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed nearly 500 people. 
It is the world's largest outbreak in terms of cases, deaths and geographical spread.


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I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived

I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

The number of people who have contracted the Ebola virus in Guinea, according to the World Health Organization, has risen to 208 - and 136 of them have died. About half of these cases have been confirmed in a laboratory - earlier cases were not tested.

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