Ebola: Background and current Status

Image Credit: bhossfeld (CC0) Ebola is a highly virulent viral disease that spreads to humans from infected animals. Predominantly spreading throughout Africa, it was relatively obscure until 2013. Starting in 2013, a large scale outbreak shocked the world with the possibility that it could spread trans-nationally. Although it does seem that the defences against Ebola […]

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‘Prevention is better than cure’ – Oxford leads in vaccine research

Like wars and famine, infectious diseases are an eternal challenge to human progress and development. They remain among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and their links with climate change are making the scenario worse. The ongoing problems of Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV and recent outbreaks of the […]

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