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The Ebola 'Nightmare Scenario' Is Closer To Becoming Reality

The UN's Ebola chief Anthony Branbury has warned that the Ebola virus could mutate and go airborne, which would make the epidemic much harder to control.<p>"The longer it moves around in human hosts in the virulent melting pot that is West Africa, the more chances increase that it could mutate," …

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Ebola As ISIS Bio-Weapon?

ISIS may already be thinking of using Ebola as a low-tech weapon of bio-terror, says a national security expert, who notes that the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and terror groups like it wouldn’t even have to weaponize the virus to attempt to wreak strategic global infection.<p>Such groups could …

Top Four Possible Global Impacts of the Ebola Outbreak

Wikistrat recently concluded a crowdsourced strategic simulation to study the implications of the Ebola virus outbreak. The infographic released …

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Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed

U.S. officials leading the fight against history's worst outbreak of<p>Ebolahave said they know the ways the virus is spread and how to stop it. They say that unless an air traveler from disease-ravaged West Africa has a fever of at least 101.5 degrees or other symptoms, co-passengers are not at …

13 dangerous myths about Ebola that just won’t go away

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has been brought close to home for Americans with the diagnosis of the first patient ever to develop Ebola symptoms in …

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"We Can't Exclude The Possibility That Ebola Can Spread Through The Air," Expert Warns

<b>"At this point there is zero risk of transmission on flights," said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden</b>, supporting other public health officials who …

What it feels like to get Ebola

Gloria Tumwijuke can't forget the patient who gave her Ebola: she was a young mother, five months pregnant with another child. She arrived at the hospital on a blood-drenched mattress, blood rushing out of her eyes, nose, and ears. Gloria, a midwife, didn't suspect Ebola. She tried to save her …

Map: Where Ebola is likely to go next

Ebola already reached the US when a patient was diagnosed in Texas on September 30. But where is the disease likely to go next? A map from MOBS Lab and Northeastern University shows the risks:<p>To develop these estimates, researchers used a computer model that tracks the frequency of international …

Here's What We Know About How Ebola Spreads

Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea.<p>Through close contact with a symptomatic person's bodily fluids, such as blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen. Those …

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What is Ebola? What are the symptoms? How is transmitted? Is the repatriation...

+Lilian Moraru Virus's evolve and this virus has had little interaction with humans and with that we do not know how fast it will evolve and become …

Ebola: from local outbreak to global epidemic | News | European Parliament

According to the World Health Organization, 4,447 people have already died because of Ebola. In the resolution adopted in September, MEPs said that …

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5 Reasons Ebola Was Contained in the Congo

Daniel Berehulak—The New York Times/Redux<p>Daniel Berehulak—The New York Times/Redux<p>Daniel Berehulak—The New York Times/Redux<p>Daniel Berehulak—The New …

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Ebola by the numbers

The numbers behind the worst Ebola outbreak in history.<p>The worst Ebola outbreak ever<p>People infected with Ebola in the 2014 outbreak: <b>8,914</b><p>People infected in the second deadliest (and first recorded) Ebola outbreak in 1976: <b>318</b><p>Average death for Ebola Zaire, the strain that's circulating this year: …

Vox Sentences: We did it, folks. We politicized Ebola

<i>Sign up for Vox Sentences</i> here<i>.</i><p>1. Ebola gets political<p>Over 40 members of Congress (most of them Republicans) have called for a ban on travel between West Africa and the US.<p>The calls came up in a House hearing featuring CDC chief Tom Frieden today; Frieden said he's leaving the option open, even …

Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype)

Americans are inundated with media coverage and politicians warning them of dire threats: Ebola, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the war on Christmas.<p>The truth, though, is that the most-hyped threats are often not actually that threatening to Americans, while larger dangers go mostly …

How Ebola Kills: What The Deadly Virus Does To The Human Body

Fever, vomiting, a raised rash and weight loss. These are the familiar symptoms of Ebola, a deadly virus currently wreaking havoc across West Africa. …

Portrait of a virus: A killer in close up

EBOLA is a simple virus, but also a subtle one. The stringy looking particles consist of a genome wrapped up in two layers of protein (see diagram). This long, thin package, along with a large protein called a polymerase, is packed into a membrane that is studded with a glycoproteins--that is, …

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Ebola Virus 'Is Becoming More Contagious', Say Experts

The Ebola virus may be becoming even more contagious as the West Africa outbreak continues, experts fear.<p>Doctors in the U.S. and U.K. have warned …

This Ebola Diagram Shows What The Deadly Virus Really Looks Like & How It Works

We're guessing that by now, you're pretty familiar with this little squiggle. But if you want to know what Ebola <i>really</i> looks like -- and how it hijacks cells to wreak havoc inside the human body -- you need a detailed diagram of an Ebola virus particle.<p>The infographic below affords an up-close look …

The bigger questions around the Ebola outbreak

Kofi Annan is right to criticise the slow reaction by the west to the Ebola crisis (Follow Britain’s example on Ebola, David Cameron tells world leaders, 17 October 2014). However, I do not agree that “if the crisis had hit some other region it probably would have been handled very differently. In …

Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this …

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