Ebola Virus
07 November 2014 Published in Ebola Virus
The trial of a vaccine for Ebola has been started in Mali, with 40 participants. This is part of a larger study started in the UK in September of a vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline. This program is a combined effort of the British pharmaceutical company, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US National Institute of Health.…
26 October 2014 Published in Ebola Virus
The Ebola situation took a rather distinctive turn in two major ways during the week of October 21. On October 23, 2014, Dr. Craig Spencer became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York. He had spent time volunteering his services in Guinea with Medicín Sans Frontiéres (MSF).  This led to a search for several…
26 October 2014 Published in Ebola Virus
What is the Ebola Virus? While malaria, tuberculosis, and measles are common, and often fatal diseases in the countries of the current outbreak of Ebola, this hemorrhagic fever has captured public attention.   Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus, first identified in the Congo River Basin in 1976. Scientists believe that it is…

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