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Fears Rise of Ebola Spreading to U.S.

August 6th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald posted on August 6, 2014. By Lindsay Kalter The deadly Ebola virus continues to tear through West Africa at an alarming rate, heightening fears among American doctors that the disease could make its way past U.S. borders. “It’s very simple: The more people who are infected, the... More

Cambridge Firm’s Ebola Drug Carries Hope, Risk

August 6th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on August 6, 2014. By Tracy Jan & Felice J. Freyer A Cambridge-based biotech company that has developed an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus is urging federal officials to consider allowing the unproven medication to be used on patients who have been infected in... More

Challenges Remain for Technologies to Fight Ebola

August 6th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: MIT Technology Review posted on August 6, 2014. By Alexandra Morris As of last week, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had claimed the lives of 88 percent of the more than 1,000 confirmed cases. While several technologies for controlling the spread of the disease are under development, More

Ebola Epidemic: How does the Virus Strike?

August 5th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Al Arabiya News posted on August 5, 2014. By Saffiya Ansari As the Ebola virus spreads in its worst outbreak in history, find out exactly what the virus is, how to spot the signs, and whether we should be as afraid as the media says we should be. The outbreak, More

NYC Hospital Isolates, Tests Patient for Ebola

August 5th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald posted on August 5, 2014. By Chris Cassidy A patient with possible Ebola symptoms who had recently returned from West Africa was being tested in isolation at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital yesterday, as the death toll from the terrifying virus rose and the outbreak spread... More

50 U.S. health care workers to fight Ebola in West Africa (Video)

August 5th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Video.

Original article from: CBS This Morning posted on August 5, 2014 No one is immune to the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, including the health care workers trying to stop its spread. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 100 health care workers have been infected so... More

N.Y. Patient Likely Doesn’t have Ebola

August 5th, 2014 in In The News.

Original article from: WTSP.com (Tampa) posted on August 4, 2014 New York, N.Y. -- A man who visited West Africa last month and is at a New York City hospital being tested for possible Ebola likely doesn't have it, according to a report from The Associated Press. A doctor at Mount Sinai... More

How Ebola Kills; MED’s John Connor is Devising Diagnostics to Spot Ebola and Antivirals to Treat the Disease

August 5th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on August 5, 2014. by Art Jahnke The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia has now infected more than 1,600 people, according to the World Health Organization. To learn about how the virus kills and efforts being made at BU to devise diagnostics... More

Boston Medical Center Doctor to Head to West Africa to Help Contain Ebola

August 4th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston.com posted on August 4, 2014. by Megan Turchi Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston Medical Center will soon head to Sierra Leone in West Africa to help contain and stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to WHDH. NECN reported that “She’ll be doing the same kind... More

Battling Ebola: Heading Into the Outbreak; NEIDL’s Nahid Bhadelia to Care for Patients, Share Expertise

August 4th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on August 4, 2014. by Carey Goldberg On Saturday, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help... More