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2014-10-15 14:18:17

Provided by Britt Faulstick, Drexel University As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the safety and treatment procedures for treating the virus and preventing its spread are being reexamined. One of the tenets for minimizing the risk of spreading the disease has been a 21-day quarantine period for individuals who might have been exposed to the virus. But a new study by Charles Haas, PhD, a...

2014-10-15 12:32:52

Call Follows NNU Release of Statement from Texas Health Presbyterian RNs Citing Concerns about Hospital Preparedness OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With news Wednesday morning that a second Dallas health worker has now tested positive for Ebola, more than 10,000 registered nurses from across the U.S. are expected to join a conference call Wednesday hosted by National Nurses United to discuss what U.S. hospitals are doing to prepare for Ebola to improve safety for patients,...

2014-10-15 12:31:36

Company Working Closely with CDC, Relief Organizations to Assess Need for Medical Supplies MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that, together with supplier partners, it will donate more than $1 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to help prevent the spread of Ebola. The Company is...

2014-10-15 12:30:41

Until we are prepared, outbound flights from Ebola-ridden countries should stop. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi is taking a stand. With a second healthcare worker from Dallas now infected with the Ebola virus, Dr. Samadi, chairman of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, is urging that outbound flights from West African countries dealing with the Ebola epidemic stay grounded until the rest of the world can prepare to deal with the...

2014-10-15 08:32:03

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested that the first Dallas nurse who became infected while caring for the index patient may have "breached protocol" by touching the outer, contaminated surface of her protective equipment. Now that a second worker is infected, spokesmen are noting that the protective equipment leaves the neck exposed. "But what if they got the disease by breathing?" asks the Association...

2014-10-14 23:06:50

Social Promise's African Adventure gives children a hands-on opportunity to experience parts of life for families living in Uganda. Sharon Crary traveled to Lacor Hospital in 1999 as part of the International Ebola Response Team and will be present at this year’s event to discuss how the outbreak was contained and to answer questions about symptoms and transmission of the virus. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Social Promise – a nonprofit which works to assist the...

2014-10-14 23:02:04

AORN Provides Guidelines for Perioperative Personnel Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 As hospitals and health care systems across the country evaluate their infection prevention practices for Ebola safety, medical specialties are providing their practitioners with recommendations to prevent contamination and spread of the disease. To date none of the patients treated in the US have required surgical treatment, however, perioperative RNs should be prepared to meet this patient need...

2014-10-14 20:23:26

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentamer Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has begun a crowdfunding campaign for the development of its Ebola vaccine. Dr. Stephen Hall, the Founder and CEO of Pentamer, developed a vaccine technology called NodaVax that has produced protective vaccines against other pathogens like Anthrax. Pentamer developed an Ebola vaccine (called NoBola) using this technology and has begun the crowdfunding campaign to help support vaccine...

2014-10-14 16:28:48

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and territorial health departments have been mobilizing for months to respond to possible imported cases of Ebola. Since the summer, they have been creating Ebola guidelines and algorithms for their healthcare facilities and providers, collaborating with their West African populations, and communicating with the public about the disease and how to prevent an outbreak. "The biggest thing the states are working on right...

2014-10-14 16:28:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The soon coming Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Whole Blood Test can be done in 20 minutes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152046-INFO Detecting proteins by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and detecting antibodies against the virus using an antibody / antigen binding lateral flow device, are used on other virus detection. These methods have been proven for years to be fast and accurate. With the experience of WholeHealth...


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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