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The ring vaccination trial: a novel cluster randomised controlled trial design to evaluate vaccine efficacy and effectiveness during outbreaks, with special reference to Ebola

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WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising' | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising" and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health
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Moving MERS Therapies Forward | The Scientist Magazine®

Moving MERS Therapies Forward | The Scientist Magazine® | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Scientists wonder whether they can obtain the resources to test experimental vaccines and treatments in humans.
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A man just died from Ebola in an area that was virus-free for 5 months

A man just died from Ebola in an area that was virus-free for 5 months | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
500 people have been quarantined.
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WHO | Vaccinating and registering the children born during Ebola

WHO | Vaccinating and registering the children born during Ebola | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Sierra Leone conducts immunization and birth registration campaigns for children under five
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Ebola: 'Isn't that over yet?' - BBC News

Ebola: 'Isn't that over yet?' - BBC News | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Ebola deaths have fallen in West Africa - but that doesn't mean that the hard work is over, says Tulip Mazumdar.
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Manchester A&E unit shut over suspected Mers outbreak - BBC News

Manchester A&E unit shut over suspected Mers outbreak - BBC News | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
A suspected outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome temporarily shuts a Manchester hospital's A&E unit.
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Manchester Royal Infirmary closes A&E due to suspected Mers cases

Manchester Royal Infirmary closes A&E due to suspected Mers cases | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Hospital trust says ‘no significant risk to public health’ as two patients are isolated, suspected to be suffering from respiratory virus
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MERS Fears Close Manchester A&E Department

MERS Fears Close Manchester A&E Department | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Worries that patients had caught the potentially-deadly virus cause a temporary shutdown with ambulances diverted.
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Mers outbreak in the UK: Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E shuts down after two suspected cases

Mers outbreak in the UK: Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E shuts down after two suspected cases | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
BREAKING: NHS investigating two suspected cases of Mers-CoV at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
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Obstacles to Ending Ebola Remain in West Africa

Obstacles to Ending Ebola Remain in West Africa | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
A spike in the number of Ebola victims in Guinea has citizens and health officials in West Africa concerned about a possible return of the deadly disease.

One of several obstacles to ending th...
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Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100
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WHO works to reform itself after fumbling Ebola response

WHO works to reform itself after fumbling Ebola response | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's chief Dr. Margaret Chan says the agency is working to reform itself in the wake of its bungled response to last year's Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Hong Kong: Top scientist quits HKU council feeling 'powerless' amid deputy head controversy

Hong Kong: Top scientist quits HKU council feeling 'powerless' amid deputy head controversy | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
microbiology professor today confirmed he was the second member of the University of Hong Kong’s governing coun
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Hong Kong study uncovers immune system key to Mers high death rate

Hong Kong study uncovers immune system key to Mers high death rate | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Virus, which is four times more deadly than Sars, destroys crucial cells in hours
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Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback as 500 quarantined after man's death - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback as 500 quarantined after man's death - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Five hundred people have been quarantined in Sierra Leone after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight agains
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Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead

Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the west African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone. There were just four confirmed cases in Guinea in the week to Sunday and three in Sierra Leone, the WHO said in the latest of its weekly updates on the epidemic. The patient died on July 23 and was confirmed (Ebola) positive after post-mortem testing.
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World must prepare for viruses like 'war'

World must prepare for viruses like 'war' | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
A world health and law expert in Brisbane for a conference on biosecurity has warned the first world cannot assume it's safe from future viral outbreaks.
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Suspected Manchester Mers cases prove negative - BBC News

Suspected Manchester Mers cases prove negative - BBC News | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Two people who triggered closure of Manchester Royal Infirmary's casualty unit test negative for Mers virus.
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Britain reports 2 suspected MERS cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn

An officer holding a digital thermometer checks people's body temperature at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok,Thailand,June 21,2015.(Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak k)LONDON,July 27(Xinhua)--The Manchester Royal Infirmary has confirmed that its accident and emergency department(A&E)was temporarily shut down Monday due to the investigation of two suspected cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome(MERS).A spokesman of the hospital said its A&E reopened after the two patients were isolated for on-going 。
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UPDATE 2-UK checking two suspected MERS cases in northern England

Health officials wereinvestigating two suspected cases of the
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Central Manchester University Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust - A&E has now REOPENED

Central Manchester University Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust - A&E has now REOPENED | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
We are currently investigating two patients for suspected Middle
Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome - Coronavirus Infection
(MERS-CoV).

Both patients have been isolated for on-going clinical treatment
and management of their condition.

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Sequencing Ebola’s secrets

Sequencing Ebola’s secrets | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
A global team from Harvard University, the Broad Institute, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and other institutions sequenced more than 200 additional Ebola samples to capture the fullest picture yet of how the virus is transmitted and changes over a long-term outbreak.
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