Collection: Ebola

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    Genetics

    Liberia’s Ebola outbreak largely traced to one source

    Ebola’s spread and evolution in Liberia echoes patterns seen in Sierra Leone.

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    Health & Medicine

    First known case of sexually transmitted Ebola reported

    A Liberian woman contracted Ebola in March by having sex with a survivor of the viral disease, researchers report.

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    Health & Medicine

    New cases of Ebola emerge in Liberia

    Liberia has recorded three new Ebola cases after being declared free of the disease in May.

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    Genetics

    Ebola continues to shift, but grows no more fatal

    In the West African epidemic, Ebola evolved and spread quickly, but the virus is not becoming deadlier over time.

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    Health & Medicine

    An antidepressant may protect against Ebola

    Zoloft and a heart drug keep most mice alive after exposure to Ebola.

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    Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as thought

    The virus causing the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is not evolving as quickly as some scientists had suggested.

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    Genetics

    Ebola virus evolution tracked by genetic data

    Analysis of Ebola genomes shows how the virus has evolved and some of the mutations that may thwart treatments.

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    Health & Medicine

    Ebola vaccine performs well in U.K. human trial

    A vaccine that protects against the Zaire strain of Ebola turns in promising preliminary results from a human trial.

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    Microbes

    Year in review: Science faces Ebola epidemic

    West Africa’s 2014 Ebola epidemic showed what can happen when a contagious virus emerges where cultural practices, public fears and porous borders fuel the spread of disease.

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