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Tekmira Pharmaceuticals' new Ebola treatment has been approved for emergency use in the U.S. and Canada, a Reuters article reports. The drug, TKM-Ebola, has been given to patients in emergency cases, and has been well-tolerated. Currently, the drug is being developed under a contract with the U.S....
According to a Reuters article, the Ebola virus may soon meet its end in Nigeria and Senegal. Despite rises in the overall numbers of cases and deaths in the African continent, these two countries have managed to control the spread of the disease, a statement by the World Health Organization said. Though...
According to a New York Times article,  a group of eight officials and journalists in Guinea were killed by a mob believing that the officials came to spread the Ebola virus to their village. The deputation was sent to raise community awareness about the virus when the mob closed in and began hurling rocks...