Ebola

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"Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976. The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized. The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the Filoviridae. Three of the four species of Ebola virus identified so far have caused disease in humans: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, and Ebola-Ivory Coast. The fourth, Ebola-Reston, has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans."  (Source: WebMD http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ebola-hemorrhagic)

In the past week, Ebola has caused several deaths in Uganda prompting a significant local and international response - http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/01/health/uganda-ebola-virus/index.html.  In assistance, many of the therapies and treatments used in the early stages of infection can be used open source in Uganda.  As such, we have compiled a set of technologies and collaborators who could be useful in the current situation. Please click on the link below to view the following set: