Apr 11, 2014 — There's no treatment yet for the deadly viral disease, but several approaches are in the works. At least one experimental drug seems effective in monkeys. Next step: safety tests in people.
Apr 8, 2014 — In Guinea, an aggressive strain of the virus has claimed over 100 lives and invaded the capital city. But while it may take months to contain the outbreak, there already are survivors.
Apr 2, 2014 — All the medical care in the world won't help if you don't know how to persuade the locals to take proper precautions.
Apr 1, 2014 — The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.
Mar 24, 2014 — A deadly form of Ebola has killed 59 people in Guinea. Early reports suggested the disease had spread to other neighboring countries. But none of the more far-flung cases have been confirmed.
Mar 23, 2014 — This marks the first time an outbreak of the virus among humans has been detected in the country.
Aug 21, 2013 — An experimental drug rescued three out of seven monkeys from lethal doses of Ebola. The study marks the first time researchers have shown that a drug can successfully treat Ebola in animals even after the infection is well underway.
Nov 1, 2012 — Although there's no cure for Ebola, scientists have been experimenting with a vaccine for years. But there's been no easy way to test it in people. A study in monkeys offers a way around this obstacle and sheds light on how the immune systems fights off the deadly virus.
Oct 5, 2012 — To curb a recent Ebola outbreak in Uganda, health workers quarantined over 40 people suspected of infection with the virus. Their belongings were burned and buried in case they were harboring the virus.
Sep 27, 2012 — So far only three people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are known to have contracted Bas-Congo hemorrhagic fever, two of whom died. But the small number means that scientists may have found an emerging disease very soon after it made its jump from whatever species it came from into humans.