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Algae Virus Can Infect Mammalian Cells
The virus may also infect humans and affect the brain.
'Leaky' Vaccines May Create Stronger Viruses
Experiments conducted with so-called “leaky vaccines” confirmed a long-debated theory.
VirScan Can Identify Your Past Viruses From a Drop of Blood
The tool is expected to help doctors find hard-to-detect infections in time to stop them in their tracks.
The Flu Has Reached Epidemic Levels, CDC Says
Fifteen children have died so far, and it’s likely to get worse.
A Virus You Can Take to Dinner
Scientists find the first indications that there may be healthy viruses living in your gut.
So-Called HIV ‘Cure’ Is Not Actually a Cure
Shoddy methods and incomplete science don’t support the cure claim.
Quora Question: Why You Should Trust the CDC on Ebola
"For those living in the U.S., the discovery of a case in Dallas should not be cause for panic or alarm," writes, Jae Won Joh, MD.
Could Ebola Medical Waste Help Spread the Disease?
There is some disagreement over how to properly handle Ebola medical waste.
1.4 Million Ebola Infections Possible by January, U.S. Forecasts
The worst Ebola outbreak on record has already killed over 2,800 people - more than the combined total of all previous outbreaks
Ebola Frontline: Lack of Support for African Doctors
The death of Dr. Olivet Buck throws into stark contrast the difference in how the west and the World Health Organization treat foreign vs. African health care workers.
Obama to Send 3,000 Military Personnel to Fight Ebola
U.S. personnel will build treatment centers and train healthcare workers to stem the rapid spread of Ebola
Rare Virus Sickens Thousands of Kids in Midwest
Luckily the virus isn't usually deadly, but has caused many hospitalizations.
Quarantine Could Save Sierra Leone, or Break It
People are already starting to doubt the government's plan to keep everyone in their homes for 3 days
Ebola Spread 'Exponential' in Liberia, WHO Warns
The organization noted that motorbike-taxis and regular taxis are "a hot source of potential virus transmission"
Dead Ebola Doctor Leaves 60 at High Risk for Infection
A Nigerian doctor met scores of friends, relatives and medics before his death and even performed a "laying on of hands" at a church
Riots as Ebola Spreads in Guinea, Senegal
Ebola cases rose last week at the fastest pace since the epidemic began in West Africa in March
Ebola Frontline: Surviving the Quarantines
"We can't visit each other, but we need life to continue."
Ebola Frontline: The Sick Have Nowhere to Go
The Kailahun Ebola treatment center was shut down on Tuesday, damaging Sierra Leone’s already weak health care infrastructure.
Ebola Frontline: Life Inside a Quarantined Village
Quarantines to fight Ebola are a necessary evil that are having serious repercussions on small, at-risk villages.
Ebola Kills 1,427: WHO
The WHO said the scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak had been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes
Study Suggests Ebola Unlikely to Become Global Pandemic
Ebola has a high mortality rate, but in the right conditions its rate of infection can be kept low.
Ebola Frontline: End Ignorance, End the Outbreak
To end the Ebola outbreak, public health officials need to focus on attacking ignorance.
Ebola Frontline: Unrest in Liberia & Sierra Leone
A recent hospital looting in Monrovia, Liberia, may have been the result in the misplaced belief that Ebola is a government lie.
Bioterror Lab Accidents Happen Far More Often Than We Thought
Report details numerous accidents at labs handling potentially dangerous viruses
Ebola Frontline: The Government's Broken Promises
An Ebola treatment center the Sierra Leone government promised they would build outside Kenema is still an open, muddy field.
Ebola Outbreak Vastly Underestimated: WHO
The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola stood on Wednesday at 1,069 from 1,975 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, the agency said
Ebola and Climate Change
Man-made climate change may be making outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases more common, and more devastating
Spanish Priest Miguel Pajares Becomes First European to Die in Ebola Outbreak
The Health Ministry said he was being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, manufactured by U.S. company Mapp Biopharmaceutical
Feverish Man Being Tested for Ebola in New York City
The deadly virus may have arrived in America's most crowded, populous city with a man who recently visited west Africa
West African Leaders Vow Tough Measures on Ebola
An official said the focus of action would be on the cross-border area where 70 percent of the more than 1,323 Ebola cases have been located