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New method to sequence genomes of the Ebola,makes surveillance quicker

A new cost-effective method to sequence genomes of the Ebola virus may eventually lead to quicker surveillance of the disease and effectively keep track of the outbreak even with limited resources. “Since the cost of preparation and sequencing is relatively low, and samples are the most precious commodity, our approach provides a great initial strategy for sequencing viral samples,” said ...

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How Wikipedia can predict the next disease outbreak ?

Any rush to read more about a disease on global knowledge base Wikipedia surely indicate the direction and researchers can predict it as the next possible outbreak, suggests a recent study. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. ...

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Cost-Effective Method Likely to Lead for Quicker Surveillance of Ebola

A research finds a new cost-effective method to sequence genomes of the Ebola virus may lead to quicker surveillance of the disease and help West African nations rapidly and effectively track outbreaks with limited resources. “Since the cost of preparation and sequencing is relatively low, and samples are the most precious commodity, our approach provides a great initial strategy for ...

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Ebola Fight: Gates Foundation Gives $5.7 Million

After World Bank has approved a grant, an aid of $5.7 million is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation too for the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease. The foundation has decided to support efforts in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries to scale up the production and evaluation of convalescent plasma and other convalescent blood products as ...

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Kenya’s Medical Workers Ready to Move to Ebola-Hit West Africa

Health Ministry of Kenya is all prepared to send its 700 medical workers to Ebola-hit West African countries by November last, on Friday. According to the country’s Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia, about 700 doctors and nurses have enrolled in a regional voluntary programme to assist Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in fighting against Ebola, Xinhua reported. Macharia told ...

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Ebola Scare: US Ropes in Defence Dept. to Keep Nab on Deadly Virus

The US Obama administration is taking all precautions and even roping the defence department to keep an eye on the possible outbreak of Ebola. The Department of Defense has already formed a military team of 30-members, which will be tasked with providing emergency assistance in case of Ebola virus infection in the country. The Defense department’s spokesman John Kirby said ...

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Ebola Outbreak: WHO Ponders Ethics Behind Experimental Treatment of American Victims

World Health Organization said it will convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa as there is no registered medicine or vaccine against the virus. There are mainly three experimental options underway currently. The recent treatment of two health workers from Samaritan’s Purse with experimental medicine has ...

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