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2009-05-29 10:54:18

A new deadly virus has been discovered in Africa, scientists report. The "Lujo" virus has been found in five people in Zambia and South Africa. Of the five people infected, only one survived. Researchers attribute the survival to medicine received. "This one is really, really aggressive," Dr. Ian Lipkin, a Columbia University epidemiologist who helped discover the virus, told the Associated Press. Lipkin and colleagues reported on the virus in the online edition of PLoS Pathogens. The first...

2009-05-28 06:15:00

SAN DIEGO, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) announced today that the Chairman and CEO, James A. Joyce, will present at the 2009 RedChip Small-Cap Investor Conference and Health Information Technology Summit being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Joyce's presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:30 EDT on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. The full presentation will be webcast live at www.RedChip.com. (Logo:...

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2009-05-13 16:37:59

U.S. and Canadian authorities reported Wednesday that a Canadian scientist had been arrested for carrying 22 vials used in Ebola and HIV research into the United States. Konan Michel Yao, 42, was taken in to custody May 5 while crossing from Manitoba province into North Dakota, said a spokeswoman for Canada's Public Health Agency, which runs the National Microbiology Lab from which the vials were stolen. U.S. prosecutor Lynn Jordheim said Yao was detained for possession of unidentified...

2009-05-07 08:15:00

Recent Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any clinical or field lab DENVER and NEW ORLEANS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced an extension of the collaborative effort for developing test kits for the detection of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year...

2009-04-16 07:31:54

 Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington, along with a number of partner institutions across the Northwest, have received federal funding to form a regional research center aimed at combating emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases that pose a serious threat to human health.Based at OHSU, the collaborative Pacific Northwest Regional Center for Excellence (PNWRCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases was established through a five-year, $40.7...

2009-04-08 06:20:00

SAN DIEGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) announced today that the videotaped CEO television interview and corporate presentation made by Chairman and CEO, James A. Joyce, at the 2009 RedChip Small-Cap Investor Conference and Health Tech Investment Forum in San Francisco on March 24, 2009 are now available online. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b) Aethlon Medical's full company presentation and CEO...

2009-03-31 09:00:00

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Viroblock SA has announced today that the first generation of VCCD Tech antiviral nasal spray formulation is active against human influenza. Viroblock's patented Cholesterol Catalytic Depletion Technology (VCCD Tech) inactivates enveloped viruses during the extra-cellular phase, by altering and destabilizing cholesterol-rich viral envelopes. The two pre-clinical studies exposed ferrets to Influenza A Wisconsin/67/2005 and influenza A...

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2009-03-29 07:10:00

On March 12, a scientist accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject the Ebola virus into lab mice.  Quickly after, many virologists, biologists, and other scientists gathered on a conference call to try and devise a way to save her life. Within 24 hours, an experimental vaccine was sent to Germany from a Canadian lab, although the vaccine had never been tested on humans. Soon after, the 45-year-old scientist was injected with the vaccine. If she remains healthy through...

2009-03-06 15:06:00

Existing, low-cost anti-malaria treatment found effective in laboratory test tube experiments Two highly lethal viruses that have emerged in recent outbreaks are susceptible to chloroquine, an established drug used to prevent and treat malaria, according to a new basic science study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Journal of Virology. Due to the study's significance, a manuscript was published yesterday online, in advance of the print issue, and will be highlighted as...

2009-02-09 13:36:23

Health officials say they've treated the first known case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in the United States. An unidentified patient treated a year ago at Lutheran Medical Center in Denver was later found to have the disease, apparently contracting it in Uganda, the Rocky Mountain News reported Monday. Hospital officials told the newspaper they are working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control to determine the risk to doctors and...


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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