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2014-08-20 23:11:20

Although this outbreak of Ebola is the largest in history, Sitata continues to advise travelers that their risk is low. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Sitata, a company that provides health and safety information for travelers, has consistently advised that the Ebola risk for the general traveller is very low. Yet, the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been labelled by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a PHEIC, or a Public Health Emergency of International Concern....

2014-08-20 16:25:41

MEDIA ALERT/AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The recent ebola virus outbreak in Africa has been the most serious case in history. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an International Public Health Emergency and concerns remain about the virus spreading throughout the world and even into the U.S. In the event of an infectious disease epidemic, patients must be treated in isolated healthcare containment facilities designed to prevent further...

Early Step In Body's Counterattack On Virus Blocked By Ebola Protein
2014-08-15 03:16:59

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Findings provide framework for new drug development efforts One of the human body's first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signaling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. Over time, many viruses have evolved to undermine interferon's immune-boosting signal, and a paper published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe describes a mechanism unique to the Ebola...

2014-08-15 12:25:24

MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday on her way to Nigeria, where she will join a team of experts from around the world to help fight the Ebola virus. Marty, who teaches at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, was recruited by the World Health Organization to serve with the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. Marty is no stranger to Ebola or West Africa. In over 30 years of practicing medicine, 25 of them as a Navy...

2014-08-14 20:22:23

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Kansas Hospital offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases Are Out-Migrating From Africa: This is happening due to the fact that infected or ill people are traveling out of those countries in Africa with Ebola outbreaks. Cases...

2014-08-07 12:27:53

76% of physicians believe we are "very" or "extremely" unprepared if an Ebola outbreak happens on US soil according SERMO poll of 1,100 doctors BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today doctors from around the globe are collaborating inside the SERMO community. They are sharing news and patient care for the Ebola crisis and are using the social network to relay messages in real-time from the...

2014-08-04 08:26:55

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Diagnostics Division is working on rapid diagnostics for the Ebola virus using Luminex xMAP® Technology. Luminex's MAGPIX® system was recently deployed to Africa to support research efforts to control the current outbreak. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO The recent Ebola outbreak has so...

2014-07-29 23:01:33

International health and humanitarian organization on frontlines of combating the spread of deadly disease. San Diego CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 As the Ebola outbreak in Liberia worsens, PCI (Project Concern International) is working with its partners to both purchase critical emergency supplies locally, as well as ship a donation of supplies from the US to Liberia. These supplies will contain materials used to control the spread of the disease that is impacting the most heavily populated...

2014-05-29 23:08:11

Discovery could prove a vital step toward blocking infection process. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered how the deadly Ebola virus punches its way into the cytoplasm of cells. The finding identifies an important target for blocking the infection process of this incurable disease that many fear may be used for bioterror. Outbreaks of this extremely dangerous, highly contagious virus are now under way in the...

2014-04-28 16:28:26

effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) raises $40,000 MARKHAM, ON, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians responded generously to provide much-needed medical supplies and support for the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. Hundreds of people across the country responded to an urgent appeal to help effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) and Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International transport supplies and additional staff to the West African nation. In four days...


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