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Ebola Fundamentally Alters the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Phuoc Le, MD | MONROVIA — About a year ago I cared for Sharon, a 60-year-old woman who had traveled from California’s central valley to Read More

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Ebola: The Ripple Effects

GWU Public Health | Ebola: The Ripple Effects. This graphic explores some of the larger ramifications of the outbreak in West Africa, from economic instability to Read More

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

What Factors Might Have Led to the Emergence of Ebola in West Africa?

Alexander et al, PLOS NTD | “An Ebola outbreak of unprecedented scope emerged in West Africa in December 2013 and presently continues unabated in the countries Read More

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Ebola Fundamentally Alters the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Ebola

Phuoc Le, MD | MONROVIA — About a year ago I cared for Sharon, a 60-year-old woman who had traveled from California’s central valley to Read More


Ebola: The Ripple Effects

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GWU Public Health | Ebola: The Ripple Effects. This graphic explores some of the larger ramifications of the outbreak in West Africa, from economic instability to Read More


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