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WHO updates fact sheet on Ebola virus disease (13 May 2017)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its fact sheet on Ebola virus disease.

Background information:

The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. 939 more words


Again, FG Raises Ebola Alert

Nearly three years after Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Federal Government has again raised red alert at all ports of entry into the country.

Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole this evening directed all healthcare providers and members of the public to be extra vigilant “and maintain a high index of suspicion by screening all fevers for Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers”. 374 more words


Bellas durmientes y cadáveres excelentes

En 2004, Anthony F. J. van Raan llamó bellas durmientes a las publicaciones científicas que, tras largo tiempo desapercibidas, atraen de repente una gran atención. A pesar de que está jubilado, ha insistido hace poco en la misma metáfora, esta vez para referirse a “invenciones olvidadas”. 891 more words

Scientific Communication

Survivors of Ebola virus disease have cross-reactive antibodies

For many people, the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak was the first time they had heard of Ebola virus disease. It was not the first outbreak of the disease, but it was the largest, with approximately 28,500 suspected cases. 760 more words


Drug shows promise in treating Ebola virus disease

The 2014 – 2016 Ebola outbreak was the largest in history. It began with a few cases in Guinea, but quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, with some limited cases occurring in other countries. 590 more words