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Single Drug May Combat Several Deadly Viruses

A single compound could stop several viruses, including rabies and Ebola, in their tracks, new research suggests. Full story

Long-lived bats offer clues on diseases, aging

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The bat, a reservoir for viruses like Ebola, SARS and Nipah, has for decades stumped scientists trying to figure out how it is immune to many deadly bugs but a recent study into its genes may finally shed some light, scientists said on Friday. Full story

Step Taken Toward Ebola Vaccine

Vaccines tested on monkeys, guinea pigs and mice have revealed a chemical marker that can accurately indicate whether one is protected from the deadly Ebola virus, bringing a human vaccine closer to reality. Full story

10 people die of suspected Ebola in Congo

The World Health Organization says an outbreak of suspected Ebola in eastern Congo has infected at least 15 people, 10 of whom died. Full story

Ebola warning: Ugandans told to avoid handshakes

   Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni advised people to avoid shaking hands and promiscuity to reduce the chance of contracting the Ebola virus after a deadly outbreak. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

Officials: Uganda Ebola outbreak kills 14

The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease. Full story

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Death toll of ebola outbreak rises to 16 in Uganda

epa03331733 An isolation camp for the Ebola patients is pictured at the National Refferal hospital in Mulago in the capital Kampala, Uganda, 01 August 2012. Three new cases of the deadly Ebola virus were confirmed on 31 July 2012 in Uganda, as 15 patients including health workers suspected of contra

A woman walks on July 31, 2012 near the
A woman walks on July 31, 2012 near the

A woman walks on July 31, 2012 near the entrance to the Mulago Hospital in Kampala, where one person who contracted the deadly Ebola virus died. Uganda's president on July 30 warned against shaking hands and other physical contact after the first death from the deadly Ebola virus in the capital Kamp