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Jan 05, 2015

Jan 05, 2015
UNMEER's Banbury and Alpha Conde

Ebola deaths top 8,000; exposures trigger health worker evacuations

As deaths top 8,000, UNMEER leadership changes hands, and Guinea launches a new effort.

Dec 11, 2014

Dec 11, 2014
Ebola treatment center

WHO, Ebola-hit countries air steps to boost health systems

Officials discuss health system recovery in West Africa, while Swiss vaccine trials hit a snag.

Aug 21, 2014

Aug 21, 2014

News Scan for Aug 21, 2014

Controlling MRSA
Marburg virus drug trial
Vaccine-linked polio in Texas
A new animal model for MERS

Jun 25, 2013

Jun 25, 2013

HHS awards grant for antibiotic to fight melioidosis, glanders

HHS awarded $16.8 million to a Swiss company for a new antibiotic for melioidosis and glanders.

Apr 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

Study: Lab-derived H5N1 virus component binds to human receptors

(CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that a lab-derived hybrid H5N1 influenza virus that is capable of airborne transmission among ferrets may well be capable of doing the same thing in humans.

Mar 14, 2013

Mar 14, 2013

Human cell receptor for novel coronavirus discovered

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists reported yesterday that they have found the protein handle on human cell membranes that a recently identified coronavirus uses to latch onto the cells, a discovery that may open the way to drugs or vaccines to block the often-fatal infection and also may shed light on how the virus crosses species barriers.

Feb 19, 2013

Feb 19, 2013

British man dies from novel coronavirus infection

(CIDRAP News) – One patient in a British family cluster of novel coronavirus (NCoV) infections, a 38-year-old man with an underlying medical condition, has died, and fresh details about a recently reported mild case have sparked new questions about how the virus is spreading and how big a threat it poses.

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