First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirms first case of Ebola diagnosed in Glasgow – A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is now being treated in hospital in Glasgow.
Study identifies 53 approved drugs that may block Ebola infection — Compounds may keep virus from entering cells; may accelerate drug development – Researchers found 53 existing drugs that may keep the Ebola virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection. Among the better known drug types shown to hinder infection by an Ebola virus model: several cancer drugs, antihistamines and antibiotics.
Ebola vaccine ‘promising’ after first human trial — Ebola vaccine from Glaxo passes early safety test – A 39-year-old woman has become the first volunteer to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine, which scientists have described as “promising”.
Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia – WHO – Ebola epidemic is declining in the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia, says WHO. WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward told a news conference the number of burials and new admissions had fallen and there was a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases.
Five U.S. Airports Are Enacting New Screening Measures to Protect Against Ebola – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USA announced that the following five U.S. airports will soon begin enhanced Ebola screening for all travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries
U.S. working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban — U.S. will augment Ebola screenings for airline passengers in U.S. and Africa – U.S. President Barack Obama met with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the administration’s response efforts at the White House in Washington October 6, 2014.
Dr Kent Brantly – Ebola patient released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta – Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan’s Purse doctor who contracted Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia, was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after completing his recovery from the deadly virus.
As West Africa Ebola outbreak worsens, CDC issues Level 3 Travel Warning — CDC surge scaling up response in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3 travel warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in this region.
Novel ‘antisense’ therapies protect primates from lethal Ebola and Marburg viruses – Treatments targeting specific viral genes protected monkeys infected with deadly Ebola or Marburg viruses, revealed in a new research.
Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says WHO. – The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared on 25 December an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Mweka District, Kasai Occidental province based on laboratory results from the Centre International de Recherches M?dicales de Franceville (CIRMF) in Gabon.