Ebola Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in ebola. Ebola (Ebola hemorrhagic fever), is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. There are five identified Ebolavirus species, four of which have caused disease in humans. Ebola is found in several African countries. The first Ebola species was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa. The largest outbreak to date was the epidemic in West Africa, which occurred from December 2013, to January 2016, with 28,646 cases and 11,323 deaths. Other outbreaks in Africa began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May 2017 and 2018. In July 2019, the World Health Organization declared the Congo Ebola outbreak a world health emergency.
When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread to others through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola, or through contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. Until recent, no vaccines were effective. In December 2016, Ebola was found to be 70–100% prevented by rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, making it the first proven vaccine against the disease. More than 100,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola as of 2019.
The objectives of Ebola Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for ebola and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to ebola.
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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00 GMT
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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:06 GMT
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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:10 GMT
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Ebola Situation Report #37 - January 8, 2021 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:00 GMT
- Hunting for 'Disease X' - CNN
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00 GMT
- Hunting for ‘Disease X’: The doctor who discovered Ebola warns of deadly viruses yet to come - The Mercury News
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:00 GMT
- Africa May Not Get COVID-19 Vaccine Until 2022, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Says : Coronavirus Updates - NPR
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:35 GMT
- New disease as contagious as Covid and fatal like Ebola approaching humanity: Report - BusinessLine
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:00 GMT
- Behind Africa's Delayed Coronavirus Vaccine Access - NPR
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:06 GMT
- Supply delays hit planned Ebola vaccine stockpile - Sub-Saharan Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa English
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:34 GMT
- Global Ebola vaccine stockpile created - ITIJ
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:51 GMT
- Health and humanitarian organizations announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile - Continuity Central
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:32 GMT
- SARS-CoV-2 Cellular Infection and Therapeutic Opportunities: Lessons Learned from Ebola Virus - DocWire News
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 06:00 GMT
- Doctor who discovered Ebola warns new deadly viruses set to hit mankind as medics fear new Disease X - Daily Mail
Sat, 02 Jan 2021 08:00 GMT
- International health and humanitarian organizations join to create global Ebola vaccine stockpile - Homeland Preparedness News
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:05 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (03): Ebanga monoclonal antibody
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:32:25 -0500
Ebola -- Worldwide/Unknown
Biotechnology company, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved EbangaTM for the treatment of Ebola.
Ebanga is now approved for treatment of infection caused by _Zaire ebolavirus_ in adult and pediatric patients (including neonates born to a mother who is RT-PCR positive for _Zaire ebolavirus_ infection).
Ebanga is the only FDA approved, single injection Ebola treatment which is available in a lyophilized form.
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