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Study Reveals Arms Race Between Ebola Virus and Bats, Waged for Millions of Years

Ebola virus and bats have been waging a molecular battle for survival that may have started at least 25 million years ago, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) that published online today in the journal eLife. The findings shed light on the biological factors that determine which bat species may harbor the virus between outbreaks in humans and how bats may transmit the virus to people.

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Love in the Time of Ebola: Study Reveals Factors Bolstering Altruism in Face of Risk

Study explores why some people react altruistically to news about an Ebola outbreak while others do not.

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As 2nd Anniversary Nears of Ebola Breakout in West Africa, Nurse Provides Firsthand Account of Combating Ebola

International nurse volunteers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West African encountered death on nearly every shift and worked under conditions that challenged their ingenuity in providing even basic care. That is according to one nurse's account in American Journal of Nursing, published by Wolters Kluwer, which provides a rare glimpse of the realities clinicians and patients with Ebola faced inside one Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).

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A Notable Honor for Ebola Response Team as It Planned and Prepared for the Ebola Virus

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Ebola Response Team has been honored with the 2015 Patient Safety Award from the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA). The award recognizes the team’s outstanding efforts in its Ebola-related plans and training to care for potential or confirmed patients with the Ebola virus.

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TIME Magazine’s Ebola Doctor in First US Appearance: What’s Needed for Next Epidemic

Ebola doctor and a TIME Magazine Person of the Year Jerry Brown, MD, will make a first public appearance in the United States. He will be part of an Ebola summit gathering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.

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Ebola Can Linger in Semen of Survivors for 9 Months After the Onset of Symptoms

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The WHO report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides the first results of a long-term study on male Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone.

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Johns Hopkins and DuPont Join Forces to Produce an Improved Ebola Protection Suit

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The Johns Hopkins University and DuPont have signed license and collaboration agreements allowing DuPont to commercialize a garment with innovative features from Johns Hopkins to help protect people on the front lines of the Ebola crisis and future deadly infectious disease outbreaks.

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Portable, Rapid DNA Test Can Detect Ebola and other Pathogens

UCSF-led scientists completed a proof-of-principle study on a real-time blood test based on DNA sequencing that can be used to rapidly diagnose Ebola and other acute infections.

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NEI Team in Liberia Investigates Ocular Effects Among Ebola Survivors

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Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that took the lives of more than 11,200 people in the region, the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has deployed a team of clinicians and technical experts to Monrovia, Liberia to investigate the long-term effects of Ebola on the eye.

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