Ebola Virus

What is Ebola?

Ebola, also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola viral disease, is a rare and deadly illness caused by one of the strains of Ebola virus. This viral agent is regarded as a prototype pathogen of viral hemorrhagic fever, with high fatality rates in humans and primates. The natural reservoir of Ebola virus remains unknown, although bats seem to be the most likely reservoir.

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African countries at highest risk when the coronavirus spreads

African countries at highest risk when the coronavirus spreads

Plasma from recovered patients used to treat coronavirus a valid approach, WHO says

Plasma from recovered patients used to treat coronavirus a valid approach, WHO says

Research shows how Ebola virus interacts with human lipids

Research shows how Ebola virus interacts with human lipids

Effectiveness of travel bans to control infectious disease outbreaks is mostly unknown

Effectiveness of travel bans to control infectious disease outbreaks is mostly unknown

Experimental antiviral prevents MERS-CoV in rhesus macaques

Experimental antiviral prevents MERS-CoV in rhesus macaques

To fight Chinese outbreak, doctors deploy drugs targeting HIV, malaria and Ebola

To fight Chinese outbreak, doctors deploy drugs targeting HIV, malaria and Ebola

Yale scientists enlist most unlikely ally in efforts to treat glioblastoma

Yale scientists enlist most unlikely ally in efforts to treat glioblastoma

Individual response to Ebola predicted by new method

Individual response to Ebola predicted by new method

Coronavirus update: Crucial information about transmission, diagnosis, treatment

Coronavirus update: Crucial information about transmission, diagnosis, treatment

Coronavirus outbreak now a global health emergency says WHO

Coronavirus outbreak now a global health emergency says WHO

FDA issues stern warning to Purell hand sanitizer maker

FDA issues stern warning to Purell hand sanitizer maker

Marburg virus detected in fruit bats of Sierra Leone

Marburg virus detected in fruit bats of Sierra Leone

Scientists detect Marburg virus in Sierra Leone fruit bats

Scientists detect Marburg virus in Sierra Leone fruit bats

Domesticated animals hold the key to spread of viruses among humans and wildlife

Domesticated animals hold the key to spread of viruses among humans and wildlife

Experimental therapies offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease

Experimental therapies offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease

First Ebola vaccine prequalified by WHO for use in high-risk countries

First Ebola vaccine prequalified by WHO for use in high-risk countries

New approach may help kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis

New approach may help kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Investigational vaccine protects macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses

Investigational vaccine protects macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses

Risk assessment model for Ebola transmission accurately predicted Uganda cases

Risk assessment model for Ebola transmission accurately predicted Uganda cases

Tightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s death

Tightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s death