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Microbe Talk: November 2016

When pathogenic viruses pass from their animal reservoir into humans – known as ‘spillover events’ – the consequences can be severe. For example, it is thought that the West African Ebola outbreak began with an 18-month-old child in Guinea contracting … Continue reading

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Ebola in West Africa

Over the past few months, there has been an unprecedented outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa. Jon Fuhrmann tells us about the outbreak and efforts to control the virus. Ebola virus disease (EVD) kills up to 90% … Continue reading

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