The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has infected 1,720 and killed 1,136, giving the viral disease a whopping 66 percent fatality rate. And the situation is making public health experts on the ground increasingly nervous. Continue reading Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Is Now Killing 66 Percent of People Who Become Infected
Doctors in London, UK have seemingly accomplished a momentous feat in HIV treatment. They claim to have used a stem cell transplant to successfully clear any traces of the virus in their HIV-positive male patient. It’s the second time such a procedure has appeared to permanently treat the lifelong infection, though the doctors caution it’s not a confirmed cure just yet. Continue reading For the Second Time, Doctors Say They’ve Cleared an HIV Infection Using Stem Cells
An American medical worker in Africa may have had too close a brush with the deadly Ebola virus that is currently devastating the Democratic Republic of Congo. He returned to the U.S. and is now at a hospital in Nebraska, where doctors are keeping a close eye on him. Continue reading An American Aid Worker Is Being Monitored for Signs of Ebola at a Nebraska Hospital
A man was recently diagnosed with HIV after 24 months on a drug intended to prevent HIV infection. A physician at the Maple Leaf Medical Clinic in Toronto, Canada who treated the patient presented the case study last week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston. Here’s what happened, and why it matters.