News Stories relating to "ebola"
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ebola may not be the only viral threat to come out of Africa. Another family of viruses, deadly in some cases, may have already jumped from fruit bats into humans in Africa, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Communications.
The study provides the first, preliminary scientific evidence that “spillover...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
We are all programmed to have strong reactions to the vivid color of the life-giving fluid that runs through our veins. For some, it is a morbid fascination that causes them to watch horror movies, but for others it evokes terror and can often have a deeply profound effect when witnessed; phobia of blood is very common and can cause fainting in...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The search for 132 potential Ebola victims has now begun in the United States after an infected nurse flew from Ohio to Dallas on a Frontier Airlines flight.
The nurse, Amber Vincent, had been treating Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who has since died in a Dallas hospital. She was unaware that she had contracted the disease and...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The world is waiting to see if Ebola has made the leap from the African continent to make a serious assault on the rest of the world.
As two cases were confirmed in the U.S. and another in Spain during the past few days, the primary focus of global governments is to contain the virus and prevent its spread; an armament of...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
As the infamous Ebola virus continues to spread across the African continent, world leaders are now sending aid in an attempt to stop the virus from escalating out of control.
But have they left it too late?
Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg thinks so. He told Germany...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Ebola virus appears to be rampaging unchecked across the globe, and there are predictions that the current, already significant, death toll of around 2,400 deaths could escalate into hundreds of thousands by the end of this year.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Ken Isaacs, a vice-president of Christian charitable organization Samaritan's Purse, has said that the actual number of Ebola cases is 25 to 50 percent higher than has been reported to the World Health Organization. Isaacs appeared before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He warned that the situation in Liberia is out of...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
West Africa is currently being assailed by the worst outbreak of Ebola virus ever recorded. As of 17th July, World Health Organisation (WHO) reports indicated that out of more than 1048 confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, 632 people had fallen victim to the deadly disease, and its rapid spread across the...
Sunday, June 25, 2006
The problem is not only that many Africans don't have enough to eat, it's that they're very fond of bush meat, which is the wild game of Africa. The problem is that this includes monkey meat, which is being illegally imported into the UK?and it often carries the lethal Ebola virus along with it. Last year, smuggled bush meat was implicated in 25,...
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
The host for the devastating African disease Ebola, which has no cure and kills quickly and painfully, has not yet been found. The host is an animal which carries the virus but is not itself affected by it, and if it could be found, diseased creatures could be eradicated, ending the plague. Scientists haven't yet found the host, but they have...
Thursday, March 27, 2003
Scientists are studying African birds in an attempt to identify the mysterious source of the Ebola virus. In the Republic of Congo, where there was a recent outbreak, people probably got the disease from infected gorilla meat. But gorillas are also being killed by Ebola, so they're not the source of the disease. "As long as we haven't...
Thursday, December 19, 2002
The dreaded killer disease Ebola passes easily from person to person, but no one knows where it starts. Ebola was discovered in 1976 and infects humans and monkeys. It's caused hundreds of deaths in central Africa, and is fatal 50 to 90% of the time. Now scientists think it may be spread by birds.
The Ebola virus is similar to viruses...
Thursday, January 10, 2002
Ebola is back in Africa. It?s one of the most deadly viral diseases known and can incubate for up to three weeks before flu-like symptoms set in. It then starts attacking internal organs, causing bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Within two weeks, the victim usually is dead from massive blood loss. There is no cure. But the virus usually kills its...
Tuesday, July 31, 2001
History textbooks have got it wrong about the Plague, also known as the Black Death, which they say was caused by bubonic plague spread by rats and their fleas. A new study suggests that it was in fact caused by an Ebola-like virus transmitted directly from person to person.