The deadly ebola virus is ravaging West Africa with an outbreak that's spanned multiple countries in the region, and caused the highest death toll yet. The outbreak has been a wake up call for health officials who are trying to keep it from spreading, as well as educate people on how to avoid getting infected. It's also prompted governments to green light new efforts to treat patients with experimental drugs, and reform future disaster response plans. You can follow along here for the latest.
To fully control the epidemic, decision makers have to fix broken medical and research strategies
'If proven effective, this is going to be a game changer'
Bad news on the Ebola front
Until they’re tested on primates, it’s hard to know if they will work on humans
A human trial is already under way in Sierra Leone
A trial involving people who are at risk for Ebola will start soon in Sierra Leone
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Study shows how Ebola enters and infects cells
The delayed response by international health agencies might be to blame
It was made by introducing an Ebola gene in a chimpanzee cold virus
A lab mistake on Monday led to the exposures
There's still a long way to go
Infectious disease science marches on
Craig Spencer, the 33-year-old doctor whose positive test for Ebola made New York unusually panicky, is set to check out of Bellevue Hospital tomorrow, the New York Times reports.
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Some doctors who were planning to come from the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won't be going to the tropical medicine meeting in New Orleans, if Louisiana has its way.
But there's still more testing to be done