Now Confirmed case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

BUT WHAT IS IT? A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports. But what is this disease, and how is it different from other hemorrhagic fevers, like Ebola? A few days ago (Jan. 15), health [...]

A very Deadly ‘Ebola-like’ plague shakes Jamaica…

…As 8-year-old boy dies of ‘internal bleeding’ fever. A rare and deadly disease that causes severe internal bleeding has tragically killed an eight-year-old boy in Jamaica. Dr. Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s health minister, said the boy was killed by dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) – a lethal viral [...]

A federal ban on creating lethal viruses is now lifted

Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits [...]

Unique retinal scar identified in Ebola survivors

Steptoe PJ, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;doi:10.3201/eid2307.161608. Unique retinal lesions have been observed in some survivors of Ebola virus infection, according to a study. In a case-control prospective study, University of Liverpool researchers compared retinal images of 82 Ebola virus [...]

Ebola Wiki

Ebola virus disease Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebolavirus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, andheadaches. Typically, [...]

Ebola virus disease 

Introduction Timeline of the disease 1976 – Ebola virus disease emerged, with outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan 1979 – Ebola virus disappeared and wasn’t recognised again until 1994 1994 and onwards – further outbreaks in Central Africa happened with increasing [...]
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