Pandemic

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... »

Ebola outbreak: where we are now and what happens next

Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

Colin Brown TheConversation.com January 16 2015 Ebola virus disease was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, and by 2013 had caused about 20 recorded outbreaks across East and Central Africa. These had been restricted to rural areas and confined to small clusters of villages. In each case containment was... »

Ebola virus death toll nears 8,500 – WHO

Thursday, January 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

Itar-Tass.com January 15, 2015 GENEVA, January 14. /TASS/. The number of people killed by the Ebola virus has reached 8,429, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report Wednesday. A total of 21,296 cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported, the statement said. In line with statistics, the maximum number... »

Ebola Still Killing Hundreds of People a Week in Africa

Thursday, January 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

Chris Carrington Ready Nutrition Jan. 14, 2015 Although it’s not making the headlines as it was when the epidemic started, Ebola is still killing hundreds of people a week in Africa. With the death toll now heading towards 9,000, and with sporadic cases occurring elsewhere in the world, complacency could literally be the death... »

Remember the Ebola epidemic? It’s still not over. Here’s the report from the ground.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Julia Belluz Vox.com January 12, 2015 Even though Ebola has been snuffed out of the news cycle these days, the epidemic continues to burn in West Africa. The world is, in fact, still facing the biggest Ebola epidemic ever, mainly concentrated in West Africa. To date, there have been more than 20,000 cases... »

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