International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic
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  April 13, 2017  
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 International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemicInternational research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic
 
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for using real-time sequencing and data-sharing to contain future viral disease outbreaks.
 
 
 Guidelines for disposal of liquid waste from Ebola patients could put sewer workers at riskGuidelines for disposal of liquid waste from Ebola patients could put sewer workers at risk
 
Research from Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed.
 
   NIH study provides unprecedented detail on host response to Ebola virus diseaseNIH study provides unprecedented detail on host response to Ebola virus disease
 
Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pinpointed key transition points in the response to infection.
 
   Experimental treatment cures Marburg and Ravn virus infection in animalsExperimental treatment cures Marburg and Ravn virus infection in animals
 
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that an experimental treatment cured 100 percent of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys in late stages of infection with lethal levels of Marburg and Ravn viruses, relatives of the Ebola virus.
 
 Antibody treatment protects non-human primates against deadly Marburg and Ravn viruses
 
Antibody treatment protects non-human primates against deadly Marburg and Ravn virusesAn antibody treatment successfully protected nonhuman primates against the deadly Marburg and Ravn viruses even when given five days after becoming infected, according to the latest findings of a collaborative team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., and Vanderbilt University. The findings are now available in Science Translational Medicine.
 
 
 Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to track emergence of new diseases
 
Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to track emergence of new diseasesBlood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to detect emerging infectious diseases in wild animals before they spread to humans, according to research published in the journal eLife.