Tag Archives: Ebola

Have the Public Health Restrictions Gone Too Far for COVID-19?

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — On January 31, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a formal public health emergency in response to the rising number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) around the world and in …

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Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help

News Picture: Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new study shows promise for an oral vaccine to protect wild apes against the Ebola virus. The virus is a real threat to Africa’s great apes — for example, Ebola is estimated to have killed one …

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How an Ebola Drug Might Fight COVID-19

News Picture: How an Ebola Drug Might Fight COVID-19

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An Ebola drug that’s proven effective against some coronaviruses may also work against the new COVID-19 coronavirus, scientists say. Remdesivir was developed by Gilead Sciences in response to the 2014 West African Ebola virus epidemic. “We know …

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White House says Trump’s vaccine claims about Ebola, not coronavirus

White House says Trump's vaccine claims about Ebola, not coronavirus

U.S President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. T. Narayan | Bloomberg via Getty Images The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump was referring to Ebola — not the deadly coronavirus — when he claimed …

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