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Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017

News Scan for Feb 28, 2017

Zika study rejected
Asymptomatic Ebola
MERS cases
CEPI names CEO
Biosecurity lab in China

Oct 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016
ZMapp Ebola drug research

Trial offers mixed view of Ebola drug ZMapp

"I would view the results . . . in an optimistic light," said lead author Richard Davey after the drug showed more than 90% efficacy.

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
Ebola virus

Trial suggests potential for sequential use of 2 Ebola vaccines

Meanwhile, a different study met with disappointing results for an experimental Ebola drug in the Sierra Leone trial.

Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016
Ebola survivor in Liberia

Studies on Ebola survivors show range of complications

Findings include neurologic problems and a potential for virus survival in semen for 18 months.

Nov 04, 2015

Nov 04, 2015
Ebola baby

Newborn's Ebola infection adds to Guinea's total

The child's case is the 4th—including a death—from the same family in Forecariah district.

Jul 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015
Freetown street scene

Ebola activity steady, back in Guinea and Sierra Leone capitals

Also, phase 2 trials just launched for two prime-boost Ebola vaccine regimens.

Mar 31, 2015

Mar 31, 2015
Lab worker with test tubes

BioCryst gets HHS contract for Ebola drug development

Funding will be used to continue trials of BCX4430 and prepare for its large-scale manufacture.

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
Syringe on vials

Two Ebola vaccines shown safe as next step pondered

The findings clear the way for the next step, which may require a change in venue.

Mar 26, 2015

Mar 26, 2015
Ebola virus

Gene study finds no worrisome changes in Ebola virus

The virus may be more stable than a study in August found.

Mar 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015
Vials and syringe

Emergent announces human trial for boosted Ebola vaccine

Other Ebola developments include the departure of Cuba's team from Liberia, new information on evacuee contact monitoring, and outbreak case totals.

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