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Systematic review of the literature on viral persistence and sexual transmission from recovered Ebola survivors

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The use of latex condoms has been found to be somewhat effective to minimize sexual transmission of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), but the risk will subsist for those that have contracted EVD or currently recovering.
Sexual transmission has been concluded to …

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Repurposed Therapeutic Agents Targeting the Ebola Virus

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Repurposed drugs for the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have not been recommended for use.
Eleven repurposed drugs were reviewed for the treatment of EVD. Prior to recommending these repurposed drugs, strong evidence about the quantity and quality of the …

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Role of contact tracing in containing the 2014 Ebola outbreak

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Contact tracing cannot be a successful tool of disease management without a coherent relationship between the local communities and public health authorities and an adequate health care system. 
Contact tracing is the act of “identifying, assessing, and managing people who have …

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The link between the West African Ebola outbreak and health systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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An adequate and efficient health workforce is of the utmost importance to a strong health care system and ensures a quick response to outbreaks.
The Ebola outbreak of Guinea 2013 had spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014. Observations of the …

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A systematic review of computational drug discovery, development, and repurposing for Ebola Virus Disease treatment

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Utilization of computational modeling to explore drug mechanisms and drug options for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is time saving, safe, and cost effective. This mechanism for drug discovery should be taken advantage of due to the alarming speed of Ebola virus …

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A systematic review of Ebola treatment trials to assess the extent to which they adhere to ethical guidelines

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Even in the midst of a disastrous condition, it is critical for clinical trials dealing with infectious diseases to align with ethical guidelines to avert poor ethical oversight.
The majority of the articles that were reviewed adhered with the ethical criteria …

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Live neonates born to mothers with Ebola virus disease

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Ebola transmission from a mother to a neonate is not fully understood, but it is assumed to have a high association of transmission during gestation, delivery, and breast feeding.
A total of five reports …

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of seroprevalence surveys of Ebola Virus infection

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In the past, several cases of asymptomatic Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) were reported during or after outbreaks. It remains uncertain as to how critical asymptomatic EVD is to the general transmission of EVD and its prevalence.
A meta-analysis of fifty-one studies …

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Infecciones virales por dengue en Pakistán y otros países asiáticos

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El dengue se está expandiendo geográficamente, especialmente en los países en vías de desarrollo. En Pakistán, la incidencia del Dengue ha sido extraordinaria en las ciudades metropolitanas, en los últimos dos años.
Las infecciones debidas al virus del Dengue se han diseminado …

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Les infections virales de la dengue au Pakistan et dans d’autres pays d’Asie

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La dengue se répand géographiquement, en particulier dans les pays en développement. Au cours des dernières années, l’incidence de la dengue a été phénoménale dans les centres métropolitains du Pakistan.
Les infections dues au virus de la dengue sont répandues dans le …

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