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After a two-week battle with Ebola, Teresa Romero, the Spanish nursing assistant infected with the disease is confirmed cured of the virus, CBS News reports. Four blood tests showed that Romero was able to overcome the virus, though details of her treatment have not been disclosed. Romero tested positive...
According to CBS News, a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus may be ready for medical trials in Africa as early as January 2015. Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general said clinical trials are planned or underway in Africa, Europe, and the US, and should yield safety data by December. Vaccines...
According to The New York Times, the CDC issued new guidelines for healthcare workers in contact with Ebola patients. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the new guidelines are based on the protocols use by Doctors Without Borders. Changes include leaving no skin uncovered, and replacing ordinary clothes and...