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How to do more clinical trials on Ebola virus

The levels of virus in the blood for patients with Ebola virus disease is a strong predictor of fatality, according to a new study. Continue reading

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Interferon-γ Inhibits Ebola Virus Infection

For years I’ve been telling students to forget about type II (gamma) interferon in terms of protecting against viruses – antiviral therapy is mostly down to type I (alpha/beta) interferon. Well not in the case of Ebola virus seemingly. With … Continue reading

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How to stop the spread of Ebola [video]

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Where will Ebola strike next?

A new paper in eLife updates predictions about where in Africa wild animals may harbour Ebola virus and where the transmission of the virus from these animals to humans is possible. Continue reading

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Ebola virus outbreaks

Source: BBC News – Summit to discuss Ebola emergency starts

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Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea: Ecology Meets Economy

Ebola virus is back – but why? Continue reading

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10 things you should know about Ebola virus

7 things you should know about Ebola virus Continue reading

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Structure of Ebola virus [video]

Recently some of my final year virology students commented to me that it was a shame I was not still making regular MicrobiologyBytes podcasts. But as I said when I stopped posting weekly podcasts, I don’t feel that audio adds … Continue reading

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A single vaccine against both rabies and Ebola virus

Researchers have developed a single vaccine which protects against both rabies and Ebola virus. Although it works in the laboratory, the new vaccine – or soemthing similar based on this first attempt – need to be tested in primates and eventually in humans. Continue reading

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