Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola holding units, Western Area, Sierra Leone, January to February 2015.
Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola holding units, Western Area, Sierra Leone, January to February 2015. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(12) Authors: Walker NF, Brown CS, Youkee D, Baker P, Williams N, Kalawa A, Russell K, Samba AF, Bentley N, Koroma F, King MB, Parker BE, Thompson M, Boyles T, Healey B, Kargbo B, Bash-Taqi D, Simpson AJ, Kamara A, Kamara TB, Lado M, Johnson O, Brooks T PMID: 25846490 [PubMed - in process]
In recognition of his groundbreaking work on the mechanisms underlying the cellular response to infection, Dr. Zhijian “James” Chen of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has received the 2019 Switzer Prize awarded by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.At the prize ceremony on the UCLA campus, during which Chen delivered a lecture about his research focused on the role of DNA in triggering immune defense and autoimmune diseases, the scientist said he was honored to receive the award and then joked that “to this day, I still don’t know who nominated me.”C...
Seven new confirmed cases were reported in the past week (13 to 19 November) in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.
Publication date: November 2019Source: Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Volume 47, Issue 11Author(s): Can-Can ZHU, Jun-Sheng CUI, An-Zhong HU, Ke YANG, Jun ZHAO, Yong LIU, Guo-Qing DENG, Ling ZHUAbstractInfectious diseases caused by highly pathogenic microorganisms are the main factors threatening human health and causing social panic. To simultaneously detect bacteria and viruses in a single test, a PCR-Array chip based on solid phase PCR (SP-PCR) was developed, in which an ultraviolet cross-linking method was used to fix oligonucleotide sequence on the grass to develop a PCR array chip for detection of Crimea-Con...
[RSF] Since a radio presenter's murder two weeks ago in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, people are readier to talk and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has documented a dozen cases of attacks and threats against journalists and media in connection with the Ebola epidemic. The authorities must do what is necessary to protect them, RSF said.
[MSF] The current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the worst on record in the country and the second-largest epidemic of the disease recorded anywhere. Almost a year after the declaration of the outbreak, more than 2,180 people have died from the virus.
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): C. Reed Hranac, Jonathan C. Marshall, Ara Monadjem, David T.S. HaymanAbstractEbola virus disease (EVD) presents a threat to public health throughout equatorial Africa. Despite numerous ‘spillover’ events into humans and apes, the maintenance reservoirs and mechanism of spillover are poorly understood. Evidence suggests fruit bats play a role in both instances, yet data remain sparse and bats exhibit a wide range of life history traits. Here we pool sparse data and use a mechanistic approach to examine how birthing cycles of African f...
Congo’s president hopes deadly Ebola outbreak will end in the coming weeks
An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Friday.
[Deutsche Welle] Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have started using a second vaccine to fight Ebola. The country is struggling to contain what is now the world's second-worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record.
This study provides a better understanding of GP expression and processing in BmN cells, which may lay a foundation for EBOV-GP expression using the BmNPV baculovirus expression system.