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Yes, we can stop viruses such as Ebola and rabies -- here's how

(World Scientific 27 February 2015) With a group of like-minded scientists, editors Asit K Pattanaik and Michael Whitt have compiled a timely publication entitled ‘Biology and Pathogenesis of Rhabdo- and Filoviruses’ discussing the most recent findings on processes and current status of development of vaccines and antivirals to mitigate the diseases caused by viruses like Ebola and Rabies. 26 more words


Airport screening for viruses misses half of infected travelers but can be improved

(University of California – Los Angeles 24 February 2015) Airport screening for diseases often misses at least half of infected travelers, but can be improved, scientists reported Feb. 47 more words


Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

USA Today Alison Young 2 March 2015

A dangerous, often deadly, type of bacteria that lives in soil and water has been released from a high-security laboratory at the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Louisiana. 52 more words

Leadership / Management

T cell exhaustion during persistent viral infections

Why does the immune system fail to clear some virus (and other infections) and allow a state of chronic infection to occur? And when it does, how are immune responses different from a non-infected individual? 188 more words


FDA and WHO grant Corgenix emergency Ebola rapid diagnostic test use

BioPrepWatch 27 February 2015

Corginex Medical Corp., a company that develops and sells diagnostic test kits, recently received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use its ReEBOV™ Antigen Rapid Test to detect the Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Forget 'no jab, no pay' schemes, there are better ways to boost vaccination

The Conversation Kristine Macartney 27 February 2015

The McClure Review recommendation that child and youth welfare payments be conditional on having up-to-date immunisation is not the answer to maintaining or improving vaccine uptake. 32 more words


Further tests confirm girls in Melbourne do not have Ebola

ABC News 1 March 2015

Further tests confirm two girls suspected of having the Ebola virus in Melbourne do not have the disease, Victoria’s Health Department says.

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