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Ebola appears to be curable, following successful drug tests

Scientists have raised the possibility that Ebola virus infection is curable. A new study found that over 90 percent of infected people can survive if treated early using one of two newly assessed drugs.

U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola in Sierra Leone

Kenema - Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone was part of a project that started 10 years ago to test for and treat Lassa Fever, a hemorrhagic disease like Ebola. Now it is being used to treat patients with Ebola, a disease that has hit the country hard.

WHO decides today to call Ebola an international emergency

An emergency committee of international health experts at the World Health Organization in Geneva has announced its decision to declare a global health emergency because of the four-country Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

New variant of Ebola virus detected

Researchers have published some initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.

Ebola treatment success

Scientists have successfully treated the deadly Ebola virus in infected animals following onset of disease symptoms. This could be the first step towards treating the infection in people.

Is a treatment for Ebola possible?

Treatment of many of the most deadly viruses, like Ebola, is current not possible. However, a new compound could have the potential to combat some of the world’s most serious diseases.

MIT scientists develop novel drug to fight viral infections

Scientists operating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an antiviral drug that promises to end infections from virtually all known viruses, from the common cold to exotic hemorrhagic fevers.
 

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