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Ebola virus found in lungs of health care workerJan062017

From the Washington Post: Ebola has proven itself a tricky foe to get rid of in the human body. In numerous cases in which it was thought to be gone and patients fully recovered, the virus has been found in the eyes, semen, amniotic fluid, placenta, breast milk and central nervous system. Now a paper published… Read more »

Canadian vaccine for Ebola virus proves effective in Guinea trialDec232016

Excerpted from The Globe and Mail: A Canadian-developed vaccine for the Ebola virus has proven to be extremely effective in a full-scale clinical trial, opening the possibility that future outbreaks of the disease can be successfully contained. The trial, led by the World Health Organization, was staged in Guinea, a country that was ravaged by… Read more »

Ebola vaccine trial resultsDec232016

Excerpted from: The New York Times  In a scientific triumph that will change the way the world fights a terrifying killer, an experimental Ebola vaccine tested on humans in the waning days of the West African epidemic has been shown to provide 100 percent protection against the lethal disease. The vaccine has not yet been… Read more »