Ebola outbreak shows public trust is vital in health crises

The 2014 Ebola outbreak shows that low trust in government can have disastrous consequences during health crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 ebola trust government outbreaks health-and-medicine

Ethicist: Hydroxychloroquine hype could bungle the science

"Before we encourage widespread use of a drug, we need better evidence that it's worth it," says ethicist Alex John London of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

Jason Maderer-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics ebola clinical-trials featured health-and-medicine medications

Adding a mutation to Ebola could sap its infectious power

Creating a mutation in a key protein could stop the Ebola virus from evading immune defenses and making its hosts sick, researchers say.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: ebola viruses proteins health-and-medicine

Ebola treatment massively cuts death rate, but it’s no cure

A new treatment for Ebola shows huge promise for cutting the mortality rate, but researchers caution that we haven't cured the disease yet.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Aug. 16, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: ebola antibodies outbreak viruses health-and-medicine

Is the Ebola emergency declaration in Congo too late?

Last week, the World Health Organization declared the year-long Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency. Did they wait too long?

Boston University • futurity
July 22, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: ebola epidemics viruses west-africa health-and-medicine

Delays can limit how well Ebola vaccines work

A delay of just one week can drastically reduce the efficacy of Ebola vaccines in highly populated areas, research in the Democratic Republic of Congo finds.

Gigi Marino-Florida • futurity
May 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: ebola vaccines epidemics viruses democratic-republic-of-congo health-and-medicine

Ebola-fighting human protein offers hope for new drugs

During 2014's Ebola outbreak, there were no treatments on hand to fight the virus. Now, researchers have found a human protein that could change that.

Northwestern U. • futurity
Dec. 30, 2018 ~4 min

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Speedy, portable Ebola test fits in a backpack

When there's risk of a viral outbreak, fast diagnosis and treatment are key. A new test could change the time it takes to spot Ebola from days to minutes.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Dec. 17, 2018 ~9 min

Tags: ebola malaria viruses featured health-and-medicine medical-tests

Malaria drug shows promise for treating Ebola

Based on observations from the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, new research finds that a modified malaria drug can also combat the Ebola virus.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
Nov. 30, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: ebola malaria viruses health-and-medicine medications

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