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Ermias D. Belay, MD, Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), talks about the symptoms and prognosis of the Ebola virus. Symptoms of...
After returning from a trip to West Africa and exhibiting symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, a New York City man has tested negative for the disease, a New York Times article reports. The man, whose name is currently being withheld, has been kept in isolation at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital since...
Tobacco is rarely thought of as healthy, however, the plant responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year may play a vital role in the treatment of the Ebola virus, a Reuters article reports. The new Ebola treatment, ZMapp, was produced by Mapp Pharmaceuticals in a tobacco plant owned by R.J...