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Part of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.
IBM's SoftLayer cloud-enabled World Community Grid to provide free virtual supercomputer power to The Scripps Research Institute to speed screening of promising chemical compounds ARMONK,
Public education campaign emphasizes vital role of healthcare workers and features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa, including 'We've Got Your Back' PSA ATLANTA
Donation of Bleach Will Support PCI’s Efforts to Treat and Prevent Spread of Ebola San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 PCI (Project Concern International)
Handheld, Battery-Powered Freedom4 Enables Rapid Field Deployment of Gold Standard Molecular Test CORALVILLE, Iowa and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec.
OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Eve Adams and Dr.
Global Humanitarian organization to raise funds during the month of December to help children ages five and under who have been abandoned and orphaned due to the Ebola epidemic Greenwood
IES Diagnostics, Inc.’s New “Rapid Ebola Pre-Symptom Screening Test” designed for use before visible symptoms; can help redefine quarantine policies and ultimately save lives.
Canada launches "Join The Fight Against Ebola" recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa
An experimental Ebola vaccine caused no serious side effects and triggered a positive response in the immune systems of all 20 healthy volunteers who received the treatment, according to research published in Wednesday’s journal of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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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