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Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea

(US News & World Report) The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to have led to an increase in malaria deaths last year, a new study finds. Research in Guinea, one of the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, indicates an extra 74,000 cases of malaria went untreated in 2014, compared to previous years.  Read More »

UC Davis Working to Help Speed Ebola Drug Production

Researchers at the University of California, Davis will explore ways to speed production of the Ebola drug with a $200,000 rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation. Developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, in collaboration with the U.S. government and partners in Canada, Zmapp is a cocktail of antibodies produced in and extracted  Read More »

HIV’s ability to cause AIDS is weakening over time

Rapid evolution of HIV is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa

New 15-Minute Ebola Diagnostic to be Trialed in Guinea

A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialed in the coming weeks at the Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea

Ebola Response in Liberia Is Hampered by Infighting

The global response to the Ebola virus in Liberia is being hampered by poor coordination and serious disagreements between Liberian officials and the donors and health agencies fighting the epidemic