There's been a recent Ebola scare in Denver as a man traveling from Congo fell ill on Sunday morning. Now, residents can rest easy knowing that his tests came back negative for the potentially fatal disease.
Most of the affected people attended the funeral of a religious leader in Greenville, Sinoe County
We are here. Researchers have finally developed an Ebola virus vaccine that is able to provide 100-percent protection against one particularly deadly strain of the disease based on final field tests on thousands of people in West Africa.
A recent study provides more insight about Ebola transmissions and launches new interactive tool to map threatened areas.
MIT engineers have designed a programmable RNA vaccine that could be delivered to Ebola-affected countries fast.
Scientists have developed a model that can predict zoonotic diseases, such as Zika and Ebola, based on changes in the environment.
For the first time, scientists document monkey feeding on bats. Experts say this could provide clues on how zoonotic pathogens spread to other animal groups, including humans.
The U.S. Senate advanced $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus.
IBM develops macromolecules that has the ability to trap viruses, disrupt viral replication and block viruses from infecting a cell.
Bats have a remarkably strong immune system that helps protect them from deadly diseases like Ebola. Researchers suggest this unique ability could be adapted to improve human health.
While some bat species have evolved with a resistance to Ebola, the virus in turn has evolved to overcome that resistance. Researchers have targeted the biological factors responsible for this resistance, which may aid Ebola prevention and outbreak management in the future.
A 16-year-old's design of a silk-containing card that will transport disease antibodies (Ebola, HIV and others) without refrigeration for up to a week. It is low-cost and intended to test even patients who lack symptoms.
A collaborative team of researchers recently developed an online portal for scientists studying diseases threatening global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. This new system could aid in future outbreaks.
Admittedly, Ebola is still a very real issue, with a grand total of 18 confirmed cases of the often fatal disease indentified in West Africa, as of this week. However, compared to the whopping 450 to 1,000 weekly cases reported in the peak of last year's epidemic, it's safe to say that the worst is over. But now, experts are looking back and wondering what could have been done better. The burial of victims, according to a new report, is one issue that should have been better addressed.
The Ebola outbreak, which made headlines just last year, is slowly-but-surely coming under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health initiatives. It's no secret that to prevent future outbreaks, experts are scrambling to create an effective vaccine. However, that kind of work takes time, and immunization isn't always available. That's why it's equally good news to hear that, for the first time, a medicinal approach for treating Ebola has seen some success in early trials.