The goal is noble.
It is rare to find a mention of Giliead's remdesivir, arguably the most promising drug in the fight against coronavirus, without also hearing that it failed miserably in fighting Ebola.
Much is still unknown about the Ebola virus. The microbe, which re-emerges from time to time usually in Africa, causes a hemorrhagic fever with a fatality rate as high as 90%.
It's been three and a half years since the last Ebola outbreak in West Africa, when 28,600 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were infected and over 11,300 killed.
Microbiologist Stanley Falkow is credited with saying, "The goal of every bacterium is to become bacteria." Similarly, the goal of every pathogen is to infect a new host.
Let’s wax nostalgic. Do you recall the Ebola outbreak a few years ago that brought fear into many American’s lives and ravaged our television screens?
Our public health system has a very bad habit of fighting the last war. This has resulted in a real-life version of American Horror Story.
For a week now, there have been no new reported cases of Ebola in the three Wes