Ebola

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Towards the end of his life, almost two millennia ago now, the naturalist Pliny the Elder noted that there was always something new coming out of Africa. Today’s virologists would surely agree....

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As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis unfolds in West Africa at this writing, the number of confirmed or suspected cases, as compiled by the World Health Organization, exceeds 2,000, with deaths...

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There’s nothing quite like a deadly disease to excite the science writer. The news, just weeks ago as I write this, that the Ebola virus is now “airborne”—meaning it no longer needs close contact...