Pandemic

Another Ebola Outbreak ‘Inevitable’

Friday, February 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY CATHERINE PHILLIPS NewsWeek.com 2/6/15 Doctors and experts say another Ebola outbreak is “inevitable”, unless the international community unites around a long-term, common approach to combat the disease in the future and substantial investment is made into the health services of affected developing countries. Although reports of new cases of Ebola have been reduced... »

W. Africa Ebola Cases Rise After Weeks of Decline

Thursday, February 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

VOA News February 04, 2015 The number of reported Ebola cases has gone up for the first time this year in the three West African countries where transmission is still active. The World Health Organization says 124 new cases were reported in the week ending February 1 – with a high of 80 new... »

UK military experts warn of ‘weaponized Ebola’ – report

Monday, February 2, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com February 02, 2015 British military experts fear terrorists could ‘weaponize’ Ebola, a heavily redacted Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed. The report, released on Friday, identified a number of scenarios in the event of a biological terrorist attack in the UK, and was drawn up by the MoD’s defense science and technology... »

Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid: Red Cross

Friday, January 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY Reuters.com Fri Jan 30, 2015 (Reuters) – West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as the local population remains suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday. The virus is “flaring up” in new areas in the region and not all infections... »

Plans to Combine the Measles and Ebola Vaccine

Friday, January 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

Chris Carrington Ready Nutrition January 29th, 2015 All viruses mutate, some easier than others. Ebola is an RNA virus, like influenza and these viruses have a high rate of mutation so the changes in Ebola were to some extent to be expected. What wasn’t expected was the speed of change and how it has... »

Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn…” A virus can change itself to less deadly, but more contagious and that’s something we are afraid of.”

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Tulip Mazumdar BBC.com 29 January 2015 Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated. Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious. More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have... »

Sacramento Hospital Reports Possible Ebola Patient in California

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY SAM COHEN Fox40.com JANUARY 29, 2015 A patient is being treated for possible Ebola symptoms in Sacramento County. UC Davis Medical Center confirms they have a patient with a suspected case of Ebola. They said in a statement the patient had “symptoms consistent with Ebola infection”. A spokesperson also told FOX40 in order... »

Scientists Report Ebola Is Mutating, Fear Virus Becoming Airborne

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Paul Martin

Inquisitr.com January 29, 2015 The Ebola virus has mutated and could be getting more contagious, according to scientists in Guinea and researchers in France. Adding to their fears, the scientists have expressed grave concerns over the Ebola virus becoming airborne. Over 22,000 people have been infected with the Ebola virus, and 8,795 have died... »

Do gorillas need the Ebola vaccine too? Virus has wiped out a THIRD of chimps and gorillas since the 1990s

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

Virus is deadly for great apes, with mortality rates approximately 95 per cent for gorillas and 77 per cent for chimpanzees Current estimates suggest a third of the world’s gorillas and chimpanzees have died from Ebola since the 1990s There are up to 100,000 left in the wild – so a single Ebola outbreak... »

Adapting Ebola Virus May Thwart New Drugs…BioWeapon ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

BusinessInsider.com Jan. 21, 2015 Miami (AFP) – The deadly Ebola virus is changing, and new genetic mutations that have arisen in the past four decades could thwart the experimental drugs that some pharmaceutical companies are developing, researchers said Tuesday. There is no drug on the market to treat Ebola, and no vaccine to prevent... »

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