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Ebola: Fifteen Years of Silence

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  “The music is not in the notes, but the silence in between.”   – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   If one were to describe the history of Ebola outbreaks, one method would be to construct a timeline, with a point on the line for each outbreak.  You could create this timeline with a varying number of […]

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Remembering Tandala, 1977: Elucidating Ebola

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Forty years ago, in June 1977, a nine-year old girl died of acute hemorrhagic fever at a hospital in Tandala, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo).[i] Her post-mortem blood sample arrived at CDC-Atlanta nine days later, and despite the lack of refrigeration during shipping and its subsequent bacterial infection, scientists were able to positively […]

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