Posts Tagged 'ebola'

Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Tests Readiness

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Since July 16th, 16 people have died in Uganda of an Ebola outbreak. Contrary to previous outbreaks, a laboratory in Entebbe, near Uganda’s capital Kampala helped deal with the situation and passed its first major test by taking a leading role in confirming and tracking the infection.

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Monkeys Cured of Ebola Zaire Virus with Antibody Cocktail

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A cocktail of three antibodies has been able to cure monkeys infected with the Ebola virus if administered 24 hours or more after exposure. This could imply that a future treatment for humans could be possible. Some of the variants of the Ebola virus kill up to 90% of infected patients, and currently, most treatment regimens only improve survival when administered within an hour of infection.

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Scientists Cobble Together an Ebola Vaccine

When a researcher inadvertently pricked her finger with the Ebola virus, scientists cobbled together a vaccine.

Uganda Confirms 113 Ebola Hemorragic Fever Cases

Uganda confirms 113 Ebola hemorrhagic fever cases.


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