Collection: Ebola

  1. Health & Medicine

    Human tests of experimental Ebola vaccine set to start

    NIH and NIAID have announced that human tests of an experimental vaccine against Ebola virus will begin in early September.

  2. Life

    Test drug stops Marburg virus in monkeys

    Using a nano-size piece of RNA, scientists have stopped Marburg virus in monkeys.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Experimental drugs and vaccines poised to take on Ebola

    The use of experimental drugs and vaccines against Ebola may turn the tide against an outbreak in Africa that has defied efforts to control it.

  4. A fruit bat

    Animal source of Ebola outbreak eludes scientists

    Researchers are trying to determine whether bats or bush meat transmitted the Ebola virus to people in West Africa.

  5. Rhesus macaques (left), cynomolgus macaques (right)

    Airborne transmission of Ebola unlikely, monkey study shows

    No evidence found of macaque monkeys passing deadly virus to each other.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Two American Ebola patients given experimental therapy

    The two American missionaries who contracted Ebola in Liberia have been treated with an experimental therapy that consists of antibodies to fragments of the deadly virus.

  7. Captive chimpanzees given a vaccine that contains a viruslike particle rather than the live virus still developed antibodies against Ebola. This type of vaccination could be one way to save wild, endangered apes, the researchers suggest.

    Ebola vaccine shows promise for saving apes

    Results of a clinical trial suggest that vaccination of wild apes could protect them from infectious diseases.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Hopes raised for Ebola treatment

    Most monkeys given dual therapy survive infection with lethal virus.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Ebola thwarted in mice by drugs for infertility, cancer

    Extensive search of existing medicines turns up two that seem to fend off deadly virus.

  10. Life

    Ebola may go airborne

    Infected pigs can transmit virus to primates without contact, a new study finds.

  11. Microbes

    Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

  12. Health & Medicine

    No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses