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News tag: Ebola


France, Britain just weeks before facing Ebola

8 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Based on Ebola disease spread and airline traffic, scientists have predicted a 75 percent chance the virus will reach France, and a 50 percent chance it might hit Britain by October 24. The predictions use air traffic at full capacity. If traffic capacity is reduced by 80 percent to reflect…


Screening for Ebola obstructed by Ibuprofen, experts warn

3 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Health expert Sean Kaufman, specialized in disease screening, recently put forth a horrifying hypothesis: Ebola check procedures performed in airports might be marred by using plain ibuprofen, which reduces the patient’s fever, making the disease less likely to be identified. Liberian authorities have announced the recently Ebola infected American citizen,…


Ebola outbreak at scale impossible to predict

17 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The mathematical model used to represent Ebola outbreaks cannot predict the eventual scale of the epidemic anymore, a recent study reveals. At University Warwick Mathematics Institute, Dr. Thomas House created the mathematical model by incorporating data from past outbreaks. The model successfully replicated the scale of past outbreaks. The new…


Ebola virus infected aid worker’s treatment in US is „acceptable risk”

19 Aug, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Fears over the decision to treat Dr. Kent Brantly are unjustified, says head to US disease control organization. Dr. Thomas Friedan, responsible for controlling the spread of Ebola-virus in US, supports the decision to bring the US aid worker back to US for treatment after being infected with the virus.…