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Employers may play an important role in informing their workforce of the dangers of a virus. Brooksville, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frontline health care workers gathered this morning for the largest Ebola safety educational session on the West Coast.
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov.
The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) is proud that plasmapheresis is used as a treatment for Ebola. Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Snow, Inc.
Infectious Disease and Mental Health Specialists Bring Global Perspective RADNOR, Pa., Nov.
Partnership Unites Thought Leaders to Share Perspectives on Ebola Crisis and Generate Solutions San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
On behalf of the members of the American Society of Parasitologists (ASP), the governing Council publicly supports the members of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) that
Experts on West Africa and infectious disease control/prevention will present their recommendations to assist the global Ebola crisis response during a public forum on Friday, Nov.
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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