Ebola News
June 17, 2019

Top Headlines

Antibody Responses Vs. Ebola Keep Evolving in Survivors, Months After Recovery

Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses ... read more

Secrets of Ebola Unlocked in the Heart of Devastating Outbreak

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, a scientific team has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future ... read more

Experimental Ebola Vaccines Elicit Year-Long Immune Response

Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after ... read more

Ebola Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years After Infection

Researchers have found Ebola RNA in the semen of survivors two years after infection. They are calling on the World Health Organization to update its guidelines on sexual ... read more
Latest Headlines
updated 12:15pm EDT

Earlier Headlines

Vulnerability to Ebola and Lassa Fever Can Now Be Properly Assessed

Identifying vulnerabilities to outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever is possible following new research. This will aid government agencies and health organizations in evaluating a country's ... read more

Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease

Medical researchers are calling for universal standards of care to be applied in relation to Ebola virus ... read more

Ebola Survivors in Liberia Face Ongoing Health Issues, Study Finds

Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues -- including uveitis (eye redness and pain), abdominal, chest, neurologic, and musculoskeletal ... read more

Protecting Those on the Frontline from Ebola

Online training has increased the knowledge of health care workers about effective prevention of Ebola up to 19 percent and reduced critical errors to 2.3 percent in a small cohort. These findings ... read more

Synthetic DNA-Delivered Antibodies Protect Against Ebola in Preclinical Studies

Scientists have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results showed that DMAbs were ... read more

Durable Immune Response to 3 Experimental Ebola Vaccines: Broad Vaccine Implications

In the midst of an increasingly volatile Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a new study finds that the immune response generated by three experimental Ebola vaccines -- including one ... read more

Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity

A new Lassa fever and rabies vaccine shows lasting immunity and suggests a new way to test for ... read more

DNA Vaccine Against Ebola Virus Shows Potent and Long-Term Efficacy in Preclinical Studies

A novel synthetic DNA vaccine developed based on technology pioneered and offers complete protection from Zaire Ebolavirus (EBOV) infection in promising preclinical ... read more

Text Messages Quickly Track Health Care Use During Ebola Outbreak

A new study used text message surveys to determine in real time how people used maternal health services during a recent Ebola outbreak and measured a drop in hospital-based births during the ... read more

Rare Antibodies Show Scientists How to Neutralize the Many Types of Ebola

Two new studies are bringing Ebola virus's weaknesses into the spotlight, showing for the first time exactly how human and mouse antibodies can bind to the virus and stop infection -- not only ... read more

Mechanism of Marburg Virus Sexual Transmission Identified in Nonhuman Primates

New research elucidates the mechanism of sexual transmission of filoviruses, which have been shown to persist in the testes and other immune privileged sites. Sexual transmission of filoviruses was ... read more

How the Human Immune System Protects Against Ebola

'The current approach for treatment of filovirus infections with antibody cocktails tested in animal models utilizes the principle of targeting of non-overlapping epitopes. Our study suggests ... read more

Rapid Development in Central Africa Increases the Risk of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

The Central Africa region is experiencing rapid urbanization, economic growth and infrastructure development. These changes, while generally positive, also make the region more vulnerable to ... read more

Experts Highlight Ebola Vaccine Progress and Suggest Next Steps

Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research ... read more

Ebola Virus Experts Discover Powerful, New Approach for Future Therapeutics

A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of ... read more

Pathways Ebola Virus Uses to Enter Cells

A new study is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter cells to establish ... read more

Potent Antibodies Against Three Ebola Viruses

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues are a step closer to developing a broadly effective antibody treatment against the three major Ebola viruses that cause lethal ... read more

Broadly Acting Antibodies Found in Plasma of Ebola Survivors

Recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks highlight the need for licensed treatments. ZMapp, an experimental therapy, has shown promise in a clinical trial, but targets only one of five known ... read more

Ebola Survivors Suffer from Severe Neurological Problems

Researchers have shed new light on the psychiatric and neurological problems that Ebola survivors can suffer from, and call for more specialist support for the most severely affected ... read more

Proteins Found in Semen Increase the Spread of Ebola Virus Infection

Protein fragments, called amyloid fibrils, in human semen significantly increase Ebola virus infection and protect the virus against harsh environmental conditions such as heat and dehydration. ... read more

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Friday, December 29, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016