Tag: Ebola

Nov 05 2014

Ebola: a diagnostic test in 15 minutes developed by French researchers

The test, a same as a pregnancy test format “will be used in the field without special equipment, from a drop of blood, plasma or urine,” says the Commissioner of Atomic Energy. To identify patients infected with the Ebola virus to prevent its spread is one of the challenges in the fight against the epidemic.

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Sep 04 2014

Successful Marburg Virus Treatment Offers Hope for Ebola Patients

A new treatment has successfully protected monkeys infected with Marburg virus, a disease with a course so similar to Ebola‘s that it’s impossible to clinically differentiate the two. Though the technique has not yet been tested in people, the development has researchers noting that what’s helpful for Marburg could well be helpful for Ebola, which …

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