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2008-12-05 15:05:00

Countries with laws against gorilla poaching are vowing to step up their enforcement of such laws in light of claims from environmental groups that countries don't do enough to implement them. The United Nations on Monday proclaimed as 2009 the Year of the Gorilla in order to raise funds for protection of the primates from disease, hunting and deforestation.The Year of the Gorilla (YoG) campaign is spearheaded by a number of top experts including Jane Goodall, the renowned biologist and...

2008-11-28 09:00:58

Scientists discovered a new species of the Ebola virus, and they say it was responsible for a hemorrhagic fever outbreak in western Uganda in 2007. A team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the Uganda Ministry of Health and Columbia University identified the new virus. Ebola virus infection in humans causes severe disease. Currently, there is no vaccine or other treatment against the infection, which...

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2008-11-24 10:25:00

U.S. researchers said on Sunday that an experimental drug cured guinea pigs infected with a fatal hemorrhagic fever virus, raising hope for its use in a broad range of viral diseases including influenza, hepatitis C, HIV, Ebola and others. Dr. Philip Thorpe, professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, said the study sparks a whole new strategy for making antiviral drugs. Thorpe said rather than attacking the virus directly, bavituximab, made by...

2008-10-09 00:00:39

Conservationists meeting in Spain outlined 12 deadly diseases that could spread into new regions because of global warming. The list of pathogens includes diseases such as avian influenza, Ebola, cholera, and tuberculosis. The Wildlife Conservation Society said the diseases -- dubbed the "Deadly Dozen" -- are examples of illnesses that could spread as a result of changes in temperatures and precipitation levels. The report was released Tuesday at the International Union for the...

2008-10-07 12:00:52

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc. (IBT), a biotechnology company focused on development of medical countermeasures for biodefense and emerging infectious diseases, announced they have been awarded a multiyear contract for advanced development of a vaccine to protect against Ebola and Marburg viruses from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The contract is valued at approximately...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company"), commented on the recent and temporary change of its quotation symbol from NNVC.OB to NNVCE.OB. The "E" reflects that the Company has not yet filed its Form 10-KSB, annual report to shareholders. The Company's symbol will return to NNVC.OB once the Form 10-KSB is filed. The Company anticipates it will file our annual report within the time provided and expects there to be no significant change in its financial statements. Commenting...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

Netherlands-based biopharmaceutical company Crucell has received a National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health contract aimed at advancing the development of a multivalent filovirus vaccine that includes both Ebola and Marburg viruses. The contract provides funding of up to $30 million, with additional options that may be triggered at the discretion of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) worth a further $40 million. Crucell will be the primary...

2008-10-03 06:00:25

Dutch biopharma company Crucell N.V. (Euronext, Nasdaq: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: CRX) today announced that it received a National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) contract aimed at advancing the development of a multivalent filovirus vaccine that includes both Ebola and Marburg viruses. The contract provides funding of up to $30 million, with additional options that may be triggered at the discretion of...

2008-10-01 12:00:31

AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based drugs, today announced that Dr. Leslie Hudson, AVI's President and CEO, will present at two upcoming healthcare conferences. The first is the JMP Securities Healthcare Focus Conference, to be held October 6-7, 2008 at Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City. Dr. Hudson's presentation is scheduled on October 6 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Slides and the webcast link will be available on the Company's website at www.avibio.com...

2008-09-25 15:00:56

QualSec (OTCBB: QLSCB): In 1918, a strain of influenza, popularly known as the Spanish flu, ravaged the globe, killing an estimated 2.5% of the world's population. Now, concerns about new pandemics have led the global public health community to seek early warning systems to identify disease "hot spots" and enable rapid responses to prevent epidemics. The technological breakthrough that epidemiologists are looking for exists with QualSec's NanoNose. As environmental changes worldwide...


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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