Infectious Diseases


Ebola is a highly deadly disease caused by infection with the Ebola virus. Ebola symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding from multiple orifices. Read more about how to avoid this disease here.

Ebola vaccines show lasting effect

Three experimental Ebola vaccines trigger an immune response that lasts for more than two years against the deadly disease, researchers report.

Ebola mutations make virus more contageous

Research teams say they found mutations that increase Ebola's ability to infect humans and other primates. It's possible these mutations increased the spread of the virus during the epidemic.

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