Pandemic

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... »

Patient being monitored at Denver Health, Ebola possible

Monday, January 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

Blair Shiff 9News.com January 12, 2015 DENVER – Denver Health paramedics transported a patient to Denver Health who is being monitored for the Ebola virus. The patient had recently returned from affected areas in Africa. “Person being monitored for Ebola symptoms considered low-risk,” according to the Colorado Department of Public Health. “We’re exercising extreme... »

Amarillo quarantines travelers to watch for Ebola symptoms

Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Kevin Welch Amarillo.com January 9, 2015 Fewer than 10 people in Amarillo from West Africa have been asked to stay in quarantine until Jan. 27 to be monitored for Ebola virus symptoms, city health leaders said at a news conference Friday at Amarillo City Hall. So far, all Ebola tests have come back... »

UN officials weigh Ebola border challenges; SL cases top 10,000

Friday, January 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Jan 08, 2015 Top United Nations (UN) officials visited Liberia’s Grand Cape Mount County yesterday, an area neighboring the Sierra Leone border that experienced a recent spike in Ebola activity, to meet with local leaders and explore what more can be done curb the disease at national borders. In the... »

Ebola death toll hits 8,235: WHO

Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

MedicalXpress.com January 7, 2015 The global death toll from the Ebola outbreak centred in west Africa has jumped to 8,235 out of 20,747 recorded cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Almost all the deaths and cases have been reported in the three west African countries worst hit by the outbreak: Sierra Leone, Liberia... »

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