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Ebola (Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF)) is caused by the Ebola virus. The virus disease occurred first in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then there have been repeated outbreaks of the deadly disease. Since February 2014, the Ebola fever is spreading again in western Africa. First suspected cases have also been reported in Europe. Our topic focus Ebola bundles current news and background information on the Ebola fever.

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  • € 1 Million Research Grant Awarded for the First Time

    Merck awarded a grant known as the Future Insight Prize for the first time. Pardis Sabeti, Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and James Crowe, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, were recognized for their scienti more

  • Viral decoys - how the Ebola virus leads the immune system astray

    A research team from Tübingen and Göttingen has described in the journal Cell Reports a new mechanism how the Ebola virus escapes the immune system. The virus causes infected cells to release decoys that inactivate neutralizing antibodies and prevent immune cells from releasing important messenger m more

  • Investigational monoclonal antibody to treat Ebola is safe in adults

    The investigational Ebola treatment mAb114 is safe, well-tolerated, and easy to administer, according to findings from an early-stage clinical trial. Eighteen healthy adults received the monoclonal antibody as part of a Phase 1 clinical trial that began in May 2018 at the National Institutes of Heal more

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Trial Drugs for Treatment of the Ebola Virus

The current ebola virus epidemic in West Africa has dominated the news in recent months, and in the past week, several medical organisations have announced their intention to commence trials with possible treatments for the virus in the coming months. Two of these treatments are the anti-viral drugs more

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Ebola Ebola is the common term for a group of virus es belonging to genus Ebolavirus , family Filoviridae , and for the disease which they cause, Ebola hemorrhagic fever . The viruses are characterised by a long, filamentous morphology surro ... more


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