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Dr. Kent Brantly, medical missionary and Ebola survivor, will speak at Freed-Hardeman University’s 51st annual benefit dinner Dec.
BALTIMORE, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and Alcoa Foundation today announced a new partnership
SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc.
Xpert Ebola listed in World Health Organization Emergency Use Assessment and Listing program for diagnostic products in the context of global health emergency SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 13, 2015
Minister Ambrose marks World Red Cross Day with Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad Sauvé OTTAWA, May 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Dr.
Case study supports prior findings that risk of viral infection from casual contact remains unlikely SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The
SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tamir Biotechnology, a leading developer of RNA modulating drugs, announced today
Health Leaders from Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles Bring Front Line Experiences Fighting Ebola and Measles To Policymakers WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Four
Deadly viruses such as Ebola are the target of Phelix Therapeutics, the newest resident of the University City Science Center's Port business incubator at 3711 Market Street in Philadelphia.
Project Leadership Associates (PLA) has received the Microsoft Azure Award for Ebola Research to support a leading-edge cloud computing project focused on stopping the deadly impact of this infectious
Franquet's epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti) is a megabat that is native to Africa. Its range extends from Angola and Zambia in the south to Sudan and the Ivory Coast. This range includes Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Rwanda, and Uganda, among other areas. It is thought that these bats may appear in Zambia as well. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical mangrove, arid, and moist forests as well as in swamps and arid savannahs. Franquet’s epauletted...
The western red colobus (Procolobus badius) is an Old World monkey that is native to Africa. Its range includes the forests of Ghana to Senegal. It was previously though that this species held all other red colobuses, although it still holds three subspecies. In 1994, western red colobuses that were eaten by common chimpanzees and other species contracted Ebola from the infected individuals. The western red colobus has been given a conservation status of “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List....
Marburg virus, or Marburg, is the standard name for the genus of viruses Marburgvirus which contains the species, Lake Victoria Marburgvirus. It causes Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF) which originated with primates. It originated in Africa and can infect humans and primates. It is in the same taxonomic family as Ebola and both are identical structurally although they elicit different antibodies. It was named after the location of the first outbreak in Marburg, Germany in 1967. The...
Filoviridae family of viruses belongs to the order of Mononegavirales. Filoviruses cause hemorrhagic fever often with fatal bleeding and coagulating abnormalities. The name comes from the Latin word filum, which alludes to the thread-like appearance of virus particles. They are single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. The two genera are Ebola-Reston virus and Marburg virus. The family was discovered in 1967 when 31 people were infected with the Marburg virus in...
Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, is the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the first outbreak occurred in 1976. The virus was obscure until 1989 when several widely publicized outbreaks occurred among monkeys in the United States. The virus disrupts the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels. The platelets become unable to...
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