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  • Are Insects Ebola's Natural Host/Reservoir?
    the first Ebola Sudan outbreak DDT was sprayed around the hospital and the surrounding area 2 3 Recent studies to ascertain whether Ebola repilicates in A aegypti have failed to reproduce the result of the Kunz study 4 6 However the recent study did not use the strains of Ebola Ebola Cote d Ivoire Ebola Sudan and Ebola Zaire that are the causative agents of the outbreaks Unresolved Issues Only a small fraction of of the specimens collected have actually been tested for Ebola 2 Insects that were present at the beginning of the outbreaks have yet to be collected and analyzed The reservoir insect could be a seasonal insect and not be present when insect species are collected for analysis A particular type insect could be an intermediate host and not the natural reservoir or another organism could be the intermediate host obtaining Ebola from a particular insect species References Breman Joel et al A Search for Ebola Virus in Animals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecologic Virologic and Serologic Surveys 1979 1980 Journal of Infectious Diseases 1999 179 Suppl 1 S139 47 Monath Thomas Ecology of Marburg and Ebola Viruses Speculations and Directions for Future Research

    Original URL path: http://virus.stanford.edu/filo/insects.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Interview with Karl M. Johnson, M.D.
    we were able to relax a bit and keep going What do you think of the media s coverage of Ebola and Marburg Mixed bag Preston s original article in New Yorker 24 Oct 94 was a gem The Hot Zone book had a bit of exxageration Garret get s some things right makes many errors Outbreak was a horrid cartoon after early scenes that did good job of showing

    Original URL path: http://virus.stanford.edu/filo/kmj.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Interview with Colonel Arthur Anderson, M.D.
    lymph node stained for ebola antigen and the antigen was being expressed in the reticular cells that surround high endothelial venules It struck me as interesting but how this might be applied to understanding pathogenesis had not become my objective until my interest in the fibroblastic reticular cell conduit was juxtaposed with seeing these pathological images This interest lead to collaboration with Kelly Davis Tom Geisbert and others on a paper entitled Pathology of Experimental Ebola Virus Infection in African Green Monkeys Involvement Fibroblastic Reticular Cells Arch Pathol Lab Med 121 805 8191997 Had you known what you know now about Ebola would you still have been involved with it at the same level Yes Viruses are very clever in the ways they borrow normal physiological systems for infection persistence and spread When ebola showed me that it likes cells that belong to an organ system that I hold expertise about there was no further reason for me to not work with ebola What do you think of the media s coverage of the Ebola and Marburg outbreaks Ebola is a frightening disease Fortunately outbreaks occur infrequently and usually do not propagate beyond the initial contacts I think the fear

    Original URL path: http://virus.stanford.edu/filo/Anderson.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Interview with Colonel Nancy Jaax, D.V.M., PhD
    unique virus was irresistible to me I also had contracted Hepatitis C from an emergency blood transfusion at the time there was no test for this disease and it was called non A nonB hepatitis Whenever I got immunized for a BSL 3 agent I would experience liver enzyme elevations so I volunteered to work in a BSL4 lab where those vaccinations were not a requirement Had you known what

    Original URL path: http://virus.stanford.edu/filo/jaax.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Interview with Hans G. Andersson
    do you think of the media s coverage of Ebola and Marburg Well I don t like it except for Laurie Garrett and a few others that are doing a really good job I think the media s coverage of Ebola and Marburg is as bad as the coverage of Bill Clinton s sex affairs It s a focus on sensation and surface I don t like media story s

    Original URL path: http://virus.stanford.edu/filo/hga.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Dead Kikwit Patients Movie

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    Original URL path: /filo/deadbodymovie.html (2016-02-13)


  • Mourning the 1995 Zaire Ebola Victims

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    Original URL path: /filo/ebola_23movie.html (2016-02-13)


  • Manhunt for the Infected

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    Original URL path: /filo/manhuntfortheinfectedcnnmovie.html (2016-02-13)