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2014-09-15 23:07:02

BioFactura, Inc. is a collaborator on a grant awarded to the Geneva Foundation. Eboladrug development funding will be provided under a Partnerships for Biodefense grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Frederick, MD (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 BioFactura, Inc. is a collaborator on a grant awarded to the Geneva Foundation. Ebola drug development funding will be provided under a Partnerships for Biodefense grant from...

2014-09-15 16:20:46

Efforts Part of Comprehensive "Tackle Ebola" Relief Campaign SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced today two new initiatives as part of a comprehensive relief campaign to provide resources and support to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The efforts will put an additional $6.6 million toward supporting business and organizations working on logistical and transport needs. This raises Mr. Allen's initial commitment to fighting the...

2014-09-15 12:28:21

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Ebola Treatment Unit was opened in Bong County, Liberia, today bringing the total number of facilities capable of treating the disease in the country to six. The facility was opened by International Medical Corps at the site about 120 miles north of Monrovia - only the second location in the country, outside of the capital, capable of treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus. With the opening of this...

2014-09-12 23:01:15

Funds raised will help the World Health Organization and other UN entities provide urgently needed aid to affected countries. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, the [United Nations Foundation, in coordination with UN partners, announced a special fund that will enable individuals, corporations and civil society organizations to directly support UN entities engaged in the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa. The scale of the ongoing Ebola outbreak is unprecedented, with...

2014-09-12 12:21:45

Manufacturing Capacity Expanded on Product Lines Using Unique Sealed Seam Technology for Added Protection RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced the global availability of its protective apparel for use in handling the Ebola virus. In response to the...

2014-09-11 23:03:26

Veterinarian Announces the Real Risk of Ebola in Pets. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 With the recent outbreak of Ebola, pet owners are increasingly concerned about whether it can be transmitted to dogs and cats. Ebola is in fact a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed between species. Dogs and other animals pick up Ebola from consuming infected meat and coming into direct contact with infectious fluids like urine and feces. This is similar to the way that humans can...

2014-09-11 12:25:34

-- One-hour documentary will premiere during a special night of programming on Discovery Fit & Health; EBOLA: ARE WE NEXT? night airs on Thursday, September 18 from 8-11 PM - SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the worst Ebola virus outbreak in our history continues to spread and leave an unprecedented body count in its path, fear strikes around the globe. With inside access to families devastated by the death of their loved ones and the healthcare workers...

2014-09-10 12:28:46

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus. The foundation will immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and...

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2014-09-10 03:30:37

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology Researchers have identified a novel virus that could be the source of a severe, sometimes fatal respiratory disease that has been observed in captive ball pythons since the 1990s. The work is published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Investigators observed the virus, which they named ball python nidovirus, in eight snakes with pneumonia; virus levels were highest in the animals’...

2014-09-08 16:26:03

UCSF Spinoff to Test Investigational Drug Against Ebola Virus SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- OncoSynergy announced that it has raised over 50% of their crowdfunding goal to support a study testing their experimental drug targeting the CD29 molecule, OS2966, for ebola infection. The growing ebola crisis in west Africa has been declared a Public Health Emergency of Global Concern by the World Health Organization. The projected death toll is now expected to be as...


Latest Ebola Reference Libraries

Franquet's Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomops franqueti
2012-08-14 08:12:01

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...

Western Red Colobus, Procolobus badius
2012-06-21 13:40:23

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....

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2011-02-17 16:29:01

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...

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2011-01-11 13:37:27

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...

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2011-01-11 10:59:51

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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