Marburg Virus Disease Detected in West Africa for First Time
Marburg Virus Disease Detected in West Africa for First Time
The finding of the Ebola-like disease, which killed a man in Guinea, has prompted public health measures.
Marburg Virus Disease Detected in West Africa for First Time
Marburg Virus Disease Detected in West Africa for First Time

The finding of the Ebola-like disease, which killed a man in Guinea, has prompted public health measures.

The finding of the Ebola-like disease, which killed a man in Guinea, has prompted public health measures.

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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Asher Jones | Mar 15, 2021
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013–2016 West African outbreak.
Antibody Spike Months After Ebola Infection Surprisingly Common
Antibody Spike Months After Ebola Infection Surprisingly Common
Catherine Offord | Jan 27, 2021
A study of people in Sierra Leone suggests that the virus can lie in hiding from the immune system before re-emerging later and sparking a new response—although researchers didn’t examine whether this could make people infectious again.
Image of the Day: Lion Cam
Image of the Day: Lion Cam
Amy Schleunes | Apr 2, 2020
A wildlife camera trap survey of critically endangered West African lions finds they have no preference for parks over trophy-hunting areas, possibly because of poor habitat quality in the no-hunting zones.
New Species of Ebola Discovered
New Species of Ebola Discovered
Catherine Offord | Jul 30, 2018
The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease.
Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak
Planning for the Next Ebola Outbreak
Bob Grant | Jan 20, 2016
A public-health nonprofit and an international drugmaker team up to stockpile hundreds of thousands of doses of a promising vaccine and to speed along the approval process.
Trialed Ebola Treatment Ineffective
Trialed Ebola Treatment Ineffective
Catherine Offord | Jan 7, 2016
Field tests fail to show improved prognosis for Ebola-infected patients treated with survivors’ blood plasma.
Ebola Drug Trial Canceled
Ebola Drug Trial Canceled
Jef Akst | Feb 2, 2015
As the number of Ebola cases declines, Chimerix is unable to recruit enough patients for its trial in Liberia testing the antiviral drug brincidofovir.
Bats the Source of Ebola?
Bats the Source of Ebola?
Bob Grant | Dec 30, 2014
The epidemic in West Africa may have been sparked by bats in Guinea, researchers propose, but concrete evidence of the route of zoonotic infection is lacking.
Ebola Drug Trials to Start in Africa
Ebola Drug Trials to Start in Africa
Bob Grant | Nov 13, 2014
Researchers will test antiviral drugs and transfusions of blood from Ebola survivors in the West African countries hardest hit by the epidemic.