Collection: Ebola

  1. ebola virus
    Health & Medicine

    Ebola vaccine shows no major side effects in small study

    An experimental vaccine against Ebola virus has tested well in people, researchers report.

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  2. genetically diverse mice
    Genetics

    Genes influence Ebola’s impact

    A study in a diverse strain of mice shows how the effect of an Ebola infection can depend on genes.

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  3. Ebola virus
    Life

    Ebola virus edits its own genetic material

    Both the Ebola and Marburg viruses edit their genetic material when infecting cells. The viruses may make proteins currently unknown to scientists.

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  4. Ebola viruses (red) on surface of a monkey cell (blue)
    Health & Medicine

    Ebola continues rapid spread in West Africa

    Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, but some countries are poised to declare victory over the deadly virus.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Dallas health worker is first to catch Ebola in U.S.

    A health worker in Dallas has Ebola. She is the first to catch the virus in the U.S.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    First Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. dies

    Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the virus in Liberia and fell ill four days after traveling to Dallas, died October 8.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Ebola case identified in Dallas

    The first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States was announced September 30 in Texas.

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  8. putting on protective gear against Ebola
    Health & Medicine

    More than 1 million Ebola cases may hit West Africa by January

    New projections of the outbreak suggest that without drastic improvements, weekly cases could increase from hundreds to thousands.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Two-part vaccine protects monkeys from Ebola

    An experimental vaccine protected macaques from infection with the Ebola virus up to 10 months after receiving the two-shot regimen.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Test Ebola treatments to be rushed to West Africa

    The World Health Organization has announced that it will use test treatments in West Africa starting this fall.

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  11. Life

    ZMapp drug fully protects monkeys against Ebola virus

    In a test, 18 monkeys injected with the Ebola virus and treated with an experimental drug called ZMapp survived.

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  12. map of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in west Africa
    Genetics

    Ebola genome clarifies origins of West African outbreak

    Genetic analyses suggest that a single infected person sparked the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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