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Malaria Diagnostic Test Safely Determines Infection During Ebola Outbreak
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that PCR-based testing is the most effective diagnostic test to assist with case-patient management during Ebola virus outbreaks in malaria-endemic areas.
Ebola Virus Can Persist in Wastewater for Over a Week
Current epidemic response procedures may change due to the finding that the Ebola virus can persist in wastewater longer than previously believed.
Ebola Present in Eyes Even After Blood Test Clears Patient
Research has shown that Ebola virus disease (EVD) not only has the power to survive on plastic surfaces and spread through sexual transmission, the disease has also proven to last in another place.
Ebola Drug Funding Ramps Up
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to spend $2.7 billion in emergency funds to counter the spread of Ebola. Spending categories range from over a half billion dollars for international projects to a half million dollars for regulatory work that includes monitoring for fraudulent Ebola products.
CDC Provides More Answers About ZMapp
Now that the two American patients infected with Ebola have arrived safely in Atlanta, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released more information about ZMapp, the experimental medication the patients were treated with before being flown back to the US.
Two Americans Infected with Ebola Virus Treated with the Experimental Medication ZMapp
While hundreds of people have died in Africa from the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus, two infected Americans appear to be recovering after receiving doses of an experimental serum that has never been tested in human subjects
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