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.
- Eyes a haven for Ebola and other viruses - Ophthalmology Times
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 07:00 GMT
- Rapid Ebola diagnosis may be possible with new technology – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Wed, 08 Jun 2022 07:00 GMT
- What happened to… Ebola virus? - Global News
Thu, 09 Jun 2022 07:00 GMT
- Ghana: Ebola outbreak simulation exercise in Tamale - Graphic Online
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:19 GMT
- Ebola Virus Vaccine Market Size, Scope and Forecast | Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Serepata Therapeutics, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, NewLink Genetics Corp., BioCryst Pharmaceutical Inc. – Designer Women - Designer Women
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 04:34 GMT
- UNICEF DRC Ebola Situation Report #6 for 26 May - 01 June 2022 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:00 GMT
- After Covid-19, Ebola, Zika virus and polio, will WHO declare monkeypox as international health emergency?... - Zee News
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:11 GMT
- Impact BioMedical Announces License Agreement with ProPhase Labs to Produce and Distribute Viral-Fighting Compound Equivir - Yahoo Finance
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:00 GMT
- Ebola virus vaccine Market Witnessing High Growth, Dynamics, Production, Demand Analysis and Forecasts 2022-2028 – Indian Defence News - Indian Defence News
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:14 GMT
- Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health Organization
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 07:00 GMT
- How does one study a deadly virus? Carefully. - Scope
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:00 GMT
- Ebola virus hides out in brain - ASBMB Today
Sun, 17 Apr 2022 04:56 GMT
- Ebola virus persistence and disease recrudescence in the brains of antibody-treated nonhuman primate survivors - Science
Wed, 09 Feb 2022 18:59 GMT
- Democratic Republic of the Congo declares Ebola outbreak over - WHO | Regional Office for Africa
Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:00 GMT
- ProPhase Labs Announces Formation of ProPhase BioPharma, Inc. (PBIO) for the Licensing and ... - KULR-TV
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:30 GMT
- PRO/AH/EDR> Ebola update (44): Burkina Faso ex Cote d'Ivoire, 2nd case, NOT
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 11:01:25 -0400
Ebola -- Burkina Faso
On 22 Aug 2021, the Ministry of Health informed the population of the admission to the Medical Emergencies of the Bogodogo University Hospital (CHU-B) of a 22-year-old patient who had stayed in the Republic of [Cote d'Ivoire]. The diagnostic procedure consisted of sampling analysis at the National Reference Laboratory for Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (LNR-FHV at the Muraz Centre) and the Pasteur Institute of Dakar for confirmation. The results obtained make it possible to permanently rule out
- Ebola, Informal Settlements and the Role of Place in Infectious Disease Vulnerability: Evidence from the 2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak in Urban Sierra Leone Tue, 28 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Often studies of vulnerability focus on the differential susceptibility of marginalized groups to the effects of disaster. In this paper, we consider how vulnerability is also associated with the characteristics of place, especially the social setting of the informal settlement. In this light, we consider specifically how the cultural, historical and political economic forces have resulted in increased vulnerability to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) within informal settlements in Sierra Leone during...
- Rumor Spread and Control During the West African Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Tue, 28 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
The severity of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola epidemic in Liberia was coupled with widespread misunderstanding about Ebola among Liberian citizens and the proliferation of rumors. Rumor control during outbreaks is imperative to reduce the public's fears about a disease. In Liberia, a rumor tracker system was developed to detect rumors as quickly as possible through SMS text messaging. The focus of this study was to assess rumor circulation in newspapers and radio and rumor control over time....
- Geospatial clustering and correlates of deaths during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia: a Bayesian geoadditive semiparametric analysis of nationally representative cross-sectional survey data Mon, 27 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: Reported deaths during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia were not randomly distributed at the district level but clustered. The findings highlight the need to identify at-risk populations during epidemics and respond with the needed interventions to save lives.
- Recombinant vesicular stomatitis vaccine against nipah virus has a favorable safety profile: Model for assessment of live vaccines with neurotropic potential Mon, 27 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Nipah virus (NiV) disease is a bat-borne zoonosis responsible for outbreaks with high lethality and is a priority for vaccine development. With funding from the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), we are developing a chimeric vaccine (PHV02) composed of recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) expressing the envelope glycoproteins of both Ebola virus (EBOV) and NiV. The EBOV glycoprotein (GP) mediates fusion and viral entry and the NiV attachment glycoprotein (G) is a...
- Strengthening vaccines and medicines manufacturing capabilities in Africa: challenges and perspectives Mon, 27 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Africa carries a high burden of infectious diseases. Every year, millions of Africans contract tuberculosis, malaria, and many other diseases. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five years annually. More than 11,000 people died during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa; still, occasional cases of Ebola, as well as monkeypox, periodically appear in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since most of the African countries gained their independence during the...
- Ebola virus outbreak returns to the Democratic Republic of Congo: An urgent rising concern Mon, 27 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
On April 23, 2022, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced an EVD outbreak after discovering 2 confirmed cases and identifying 267 contacts. With collaboration from the WHO, the MoH are taking many interventions to prevent further expansion of this outbreak. Forty-six years ago, the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the DRC. Since then, 13 outbreaks of EVD have occurred in the DRC and, in 2020, it witnessed the second largest EVD...
- A sequential test for assessing the effectiveness of response strategies during an emerging epidemic Mon, 27 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
In epidemiology, the fatality rate is an important indicator of disease severity and has been used to evaluate the effects of new treatments. During an emerging epidemic with limited resources, monitoring the changes in fatality rate can also provide signals on the evaluation of government policies and healthcare quality, which helps to guide public health decision. A statistical test is developed in this paper to detect changes in fatality rate over time during the course of an emerging...
- Comparative value-based pricing of an Ebola vaccine in resource-constrained countries based on cost-effectiveness analysis Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSION: Despite the concerns with the cost-effectiveness-based approach, we illustrated that it is an easily comprehensible method for determining the VBP of a vaccine using a cost-effectiveness analysis. Choice of data, population characteristics, and disease dynamics among factors that need to be considered when comparisons are made across countries.
- Ophthalmic sequelae and psychosocial impact in pediatric ebola survivors Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
BACKGROUND: Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks in West Africa (2013-2016) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2018-2020) have resulted in thousands of EVD survivors who remain at-risk for survivor sequelae. While EVD survivorship has been broadly reported in adult populations, pediatric EVD survivors are under-represented. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated the prevalence of eye disease, health-related quality-of-life, vision-related quality-of-life, and the burden of mental...
- Repurposing Molnupiravir for COVID-19: The Mechanisms of Antiviral Activity Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:00:00 -0400
Molnupiravir is a β-d-N4-hydroxycytidine-5'-isopropyl ester (NHC) compound that exerts antiviral activity against various RNA viruses such as influenza, SARS, and Ebola viruses. Thus, the repurposing of Molnupiravir has gained significant attention for combatting infection with SARS-CoV-2, the etiological agent of COVID-19. Recently, Molnupiravir was granted authorization for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults. Findings from in vitro experiments, in vivo studies and clinical...