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In an effort to increase the amount of time doctors and nurses can battle the tropical heat while treating Ebola, 1,500 submissions have been made to the Ebola "Grand Challenges" Contest, reports The New York Times. The contest has seen submissions such as  an Ebola-repellant lotion, protective gear...
Reuters reports that an Ebola vaccine trial has been put on hiatus after four patients alleged that they were experiencing joint pains. The vaccine, developed by Merck and NewLink has been tested on fifty nine volunteers to date. Trials on the GlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccine yielded no serious side effects in...
According to Reuters, patients with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could be saved by something as simple as intravenous fluids. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Copenhagen University say many patients with the disease aren't dying from the well-known hemorrhaging...