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Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


WHO: First Ebola Case In Senegal Is ‘Top Priority Emergency’

By Christin Roby The World Health Organization said it is treating as a “top priority emergency” Senegal’s first confirmed case of Ebola and has sent personnel to Dakar. A 21-year-old Guinean university student, who was exposed in his home country, traveled overland from his town in southern Guinea three weeks ago to stay with relatives […]

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A New Way To Diagnose Malaria

Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye, and looks under a microscope for the Plasmodium parasite, which causes the disease. This approach gives an accurate count of how […]

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Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Study Reveals How Ebola Blocks Immune System

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have identified one way the Ebola virus dodges the body’s antiviral defenses, providing important insight that could lead to new therapies, in research results published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. In work performed at Beamline 19ID at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source, the researchers […]