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Fears of Ebola slow tourist flow to Africa

Aug 21, 2014

Fears of Ebola slow tourist flow to Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations far from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a hemorrhagic disease that can kill ...

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

Aug 21, 2014

Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might ...

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

Aug 21, 2014

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing officials considering how to distribute the tiny quantities of ...