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Canada Ebola vaccine clinical trials 2014

Third Ebola vaccine to be tested in Europe, Gabob and Kenya. Another experimental Ebola vaccine, developed by the Canadian government will undergo clinical trials in Europe, Gabon and Kenya, after being initially tested in the US. The vaccine, licensed to NewLink Genetics, will be injected into healthy volunteers, mostly...

milk calcium study fractures

New research in Sweden suggests that milk might not provide total protection from fractured bones. A new research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that drinking large amounts of milk might not be a guard against bone fractures. The research, which was conducted in Sweden, suggests that women...

US Doctor tests positive for Ebola in New York

A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) physician has tested positive for Ebola in New York after working in west Africa.   A doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), who recently returned to New York from Ebola-affected west Africa, has tested positive for the virus, as per the state health officials of the city. Craig...

Microscopic view of the ebola virus

A rapid diagnostic test for Ebola may be available for clinical trials by October end, say French developers.   French scientists have devised a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola akin to the easy-to-use home pregnancy tests, through which a diagnosis can be made under 15 minutes, it was announced...

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

Post six weeks of no new instances of the virus, Nigeria has been officially declared Ebola-free. After Senegal, now Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), since the disease has showed no signs of occurrence or recurrence for six weeks, on October 20, 2014.  The...

Ebola screening London airport

Britain has begun screening for Ebola at Heathrow airport.   Screenings for the Ebola virus began in Britain on October 14, 2014, in light of the breach in protocol in the US. Passengers flying in from West African countries are being scanned for the disease at London’s busiest Heathrow airport. The...

ebola on trial

Oxford in south-east London to host Ebola vaccine trial. Trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine have begun in the UK, under which the first of the 60 volunteers will be injected with the vaccine that contains negligible part of genetic material from the Ebola virus. The vaccine is being...