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Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO

BBC News October 21, 2014 Michelle Roberts

Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization. 25 more words

Science - General

Ebola crisis: Australia's chief medical officers to discuss safety of health workers after US upgrades protective guidelines

ABC News October 21, 2014 Sophie Scott

Australia’s chief medical officers will meet in Sydney on Thursday to discuss the safety of the nation’s health workers after authorities in the United States upgraded the initial guidelines for workers exposed to Ebola. 34 more words

Forensic Pathology

World-first discovery by Griffith Uni researchers could lead to cure for infectious viruses

Gold Coast Bulletin 21 October 2014

A WORLD-first discovery that looks set to lead to a cure for highly infectious viruses has been uncovered at Griffith University. 67 more words

Virology

Ebola crisis: Tests show Spanish nurse Teresa Romero no longer has the virus

ABC News Michael Vincent 20 October 2014

Medical tests have shown that a Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa no longer has the virus. 49 more words

Virology

Mathematician Nalini Joshi on modelling Ebola

ABC News 21 October 2014

Mathematician Nalini Joshi says the latest mathematical models from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention shows that if you could isolate or hospitalise 70 per cent of patients infected by Ebola by December, then the epidemic would be over in January. 10 more words

Virology

Measles warning

Via ABC Radio Brisbane on twitter

Measles warning for travellers: 3 infectious passengers were on Denpasar to Brisbane Jetstar flight JQ46 on Oct 15

Measles warning for travellers: 3 infectious passengers were on Denpasar to Brisbane Jetstar flight JQ46 on Oct 15…

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Virology

Ebola special issue includes clinician primer

EurekAlert 17 October 2014

Special feature from the Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Rockville, MD – Accurate knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent for practicing physicians and clinicians given the current risk of hazardous global outbreak and epidemic. 238 more words

Leadership / Management