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I'm not an expert in the field, but it seems like there are almost countless ways in which an increased number of cases increases the risk of further exponential growth. It's encouraging to hear that in countries with better healthcare, death rates would likely be much lower, but at this point, isn't it inevitable that the outbreak will run its ...


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I found this safety sheet in the topic. SECTION IV – STABILITY AND VIABILITY DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY: Unknown. S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase inhibitors have been found to have complete mortality protection in mice infected with a lethal dose of Ebola virus (30). DRUG RESISTANCE: There are no known antiviral treatments available for human ...


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It is not airborne, because if it had be we would have a really big problem. Normal immunocompetent mice are not susceptible to non-adapted filoviruses. There are therefore two strategies available to establish a murine model of filovirus infection: adaptation of the virus to the host or the use of genetically modified mice that are susceptible to ...


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Interesting question and hard to answer definitively. First of all: It seems still pretty clear that the major (and by far most important) infection route comes from direct contact with infected people or their body fluids and that aerosol transmission is of far less significance. Ebola is infecting cells of the immune system (mostly macrophages and ...


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I think the disadvantages are mostly economical in that region and so they has nothing to do with epidemiology. Possibly a long term effect can be, that the economy of the region turns from bad to worse, which can affect the healthcare too, but that's just speculation. The advantages are obvious, ebola is quarantined at some level, so these measures prevent ...


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This really depends on the environment, one study (listed below as reference 1) found that the Ebola virus can survive under ideal conditions on flat surfaces in the dark for up to six days - see the figure from the same publication. However, the virus is quite sensitive to UV radiation (see reference 2 for all the details) and most viral particles are ...



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