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WHO notified of EVD outbreak in DRC

BioPrepWatch Paul Tinder 29 August 2014

The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that it was recently informed of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Equateur Province.

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ASM issues lab guidelines for handling Ebola specimens

BioPrepWatch Paul Tinder 27 August 2014

The American Society for Microbiology issued interim laboratory guidelines on Thursday for handling and testing specimens from cases or suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever viruses (HFV) like Ebola. 51 more words

Clinical Pathology

The Ebola virus is mutating faster in humans than in animal hosts

ScienceAlert Australia Felicity Nelson 30 August 2014

A study that some early researchers in Sierra Leone gave their lives for has yielded incredibly important results, reports ABC Science. 47 more words


Sweden Ebola case suspected as patient isolated

News.com.au AFP 1 September 2014

A SUSPECTED case of the Ebola virus has been discovered in the Swedish capital Stockholm, a local official says. “So far it’s just a suspected case,” the official said, without giving more details. 85 more words


Monkey tests raise hope for ebola drug

The Australian | The Times Chris Smyth, Ruth Maclean

HOPES of an effective treatment for ebola have received a boost after monkeys infected with the virus were cured by the experimental drug ZMapp. 28 more words


Queensland government hands out $25m in HIV and STI funding

Brisbane Times Cameron Atfield 31 August 2014

The Queensland government will provide $25.1 million over three years to help community groups combat HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and other blood-borne viruses. 22 more words


ZMapp: The Promising Ebola Experimental Drug

It’s been a long time coming, but things are starting to pick up speed in the race to cure Ebola. ZMapp, an experimental drug, has shown perfect results when tested on Ebola infected monkeys. 45 more words