Challenges Remain for Technologies to Fight Ebola

August 6, 2014 4:00 AM

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As of last week, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed the lives of 88 percent of the more than 1,000 confirmed cases. While several technologies for controlling the spread of the disease are under development, deploying them will not be straightforward.

Ebola is a virus that causes fever, headache, sore throat, and other symptoms, followed by vomiting and diarrhea. It can lead to internal and external bleeding, and often death. In the U.S., there is currently no FDA-approved treatment or vaccine for Ebola, and patients are currently treated with “s...

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