Ebola found in rodents!!
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Associate Professor in Virology
"Infectious disease is one of the few genuine adventures left in the world. The
dragons are all dead and the lance grows rusty in the chimney corner... About the only
sporting proposition that remains unimpaired by the relentless domestication of a once
free-living human species is the war against those ferocious little fellow creatures,
which lurk in dark corners and stalk us in the bodies of rats, mice and all kinds of
domestic animals; which fly and crawl with the insects, and waylay us in our food and
drink and even in our love."
-Hans Zinsser, `Rats, Lice and History' (1934) [courtesy Alison Jacobson]
Electron Micrograph of Ebola Virus
Old News Items:
EBOLA - OUTBREAK IN TEXAS!!
WHO News | ProMED News | General News
"Bricks of bad information and fear-mongering set
up a highly-efficient, deadly cycle of hysteria replication in the populace. The public
hemorrages, spilling hysteria to the next unwitting victim. Fear gushes from every media
orifice. No one is safe from the hype."
- Brian Hjelle, 24/8/95 (after the style of
Richard Preston in "The Hot Zone")
...and a whole new Ebola strain: "Ebola Preston", which
attacks via print and visual media!!
(Thanks to Ed Regis in
WHO News Releases
PROMED Releases on Ebola
- UPDATE US ARMY TEAM; EBOLA SKIN IMAGES
- EBOLA HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER UPDATE; DELAYED INFO; RESURGENCE OF
EBOLA FEVER IN ZAIRE
- Up to 24/6/95: Index Case; Ebola in Zambia [NOT!]; Serum
- Suggestion on serum therapy - 26-27/6/95, SUCCESS!
- EBOLA INFO FROM CDC (MMWR, 30 JUNE 1995)
- 6th July: EBOLA - ZAIRE: REPORT FROM MISSIONS, 6 JULY
- Update from USAMRIID: Seminar on Responding to the
Consequences of Chemical & Biological Terrorism 12/7/95
- Ebo-terrorrists in Japan?
- 26/7/95: EID VOL.1 NO.3: Reemergence of Ebola Virus in Africa;
Anthony Sanchez et al.
- EBOLA - ZAIRE: HOST NOT MONKEYS?
- EBOLA - ZAIRE: ONE MORE CASE and: EBOLA - ZAIRE: SKIN
AND SWEAT GLANDS REPORTED INFECTED
- EBOLA - COTE D'IVOIRE (2): Chimps
in Ivory Coast get Ebola regularly??
- EBOLA - ZAIRE: NEW OUTBREAK? 3 people reported dead - possibly of Ebola fever - in Vanga in Zaire.
- EBOLA - ZAIRE: NEW OUTBREAK NOT EBOLA
- EBOLA CURE? - and a comment from bionet.virology
- EBOLA: CNN SPECIAL, NOV.12 (USA),
- [VANGA] HEMORRHAGIC FEVER - ZAIRE:
a report-back from Vanga
- Ebola outbreak in Ivory Coast / Liberia confirmed
- Ebola in West Africa and Angola
- 2cases of Ebola in West Africa, NONE in Angola (18th Dec)
- Ebola in Gabon: 20/2/96
- Newest on Gabon Ebola outbreak
- WHO SETS INTERNATIONAL EBOLA CONFERENCE
- Newest from WHO via ProMED 29th Feb
- More WHO news via ProMED 1st March
- Recent ProMED Speculations and Argument: Ebola in arthropods,
- Speculation on origins, etc.
- ProMED Digest v96.n086: 16/04/96
PROMED-AHEAD-EDR: Ebola Reston - Texas, USA
PROMED-AHEAD-EDR: Ebola Reston - Texas, USA (2)
- ProMED Digest v96.n087: 16/04/96
PROMED-AHEAD-EDR: Ebola Reston - Texas , USA (3)
- ProMED Digest v96.n088: 17/04/94
PROMED-AHEAD-EDR: Ebola Reston - Texas, USA (4)
- ProMED Digest v96.n089: 18/04/96
PROMED-AHEAD-EDR: Ebola Reston - Texas, USA (5)
PROMED-AHEAD-EDR: Ebola Reston - Texas, USA (6)
"Management of Patients with Suspected Viral Hemorrhagic Fever": The
article originally ran in the CDC's MMWR of February 6, 1988. Phone numbers noted in the
article are current.
See an excerpt on Ebola virus from "Emerging and Re-Emerging Viruses": an essay by Ms
Alison Jacobson of the Department of Microbiology, University of Cape Town, which
discusses current and potential problems with viruses such as Ebola and influenza.
...and "The Student, the Web and the Ebola
Connection": an introduction to Alison Jacobson, in an HTML version of an
article in UCT News, our alumni magazine.
See also "Ebola and Marburg Virus: Genomic Structure,
Comparative and Molecular Biology"; provided by John Crowley and Ted Crusberg [filched from the Ornstein site].
And an account of the replication of Ebola
And How prevalent is filovirus exposure worldwide? [filched
The Natural Nidality of Transmissible Diseases: Searching for the "McGuffin"
John Marr, MD, MPH, FACP; New York State Department of Health
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by Ed Rybicki
unless otherwise stated