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Publication - Study verifies accuracy of rapid Ebola test

According to an independent field validation study recently published in The Lancet, a new 15 minute rapid Ebola test co-developed by VHFC researchers from Tulane University and Corgenix Medical Corporation is as accurate as much more time consuming traditional lab testing for the disease.

Publication - New Ebola study in Cell

In a large collaboration between Kenema Government Hospital, Harvard University, Broad Institute, Tulane University, Edinburgh University, the Centers for Disease Control, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, and others, the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium has published a paper in Cell detailing the epidemiology, transmission, and evolution of Ebola virus ove

VHFC partner Corgenix announces 15-minute Ebola test

Corgenix, together with Tulane University, Autoimmune Technologies, Zalgen Labs, and other VHFC partners have received approval for their bedside 15-minute ReEBOV Ebola virus test. This will allow patients to be identified and cared for as quickly as possible.

Press Release - Corgenix announces new grants to advance work on Ebola test kit

Corgenix Medical Corporation, a VHFC partner, and worldwide developer of diagnostics test kits, has been awarded two grants totaling $818,000 to advance the development of an Ebola rapid diagnostic test kit.

Scientific journal Nature pays tribute to VHFC partner and friend, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan

In a News Feature published on December 17, 2014, the scientific journal Nature honored Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan as one of “Nature’s 10 - Ten people who mattered this year.” Dr.

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2014 - the Ebola Fighters

With the ebola epidemic still out of control in West Africa, we applaud Time Magazine’s decision to honor the heroic work of ebola fighters worldwide. This fight is far from over, and it is important that we pay tribute to, recognize and continue to support the selfless work by local healthcare workers, scientists, ministries of health, and aid organizations in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Press Release - VHFC researchers release largest clinical study of Ebola outbreak

A feared hallmark of Ebola – uncontrolled bleeding – is a rare symptom in the current outbreak, according to an article in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine that is the largest clinical analysis to date of the West African epidemic.

Press Release - VHFC researchers publish key findings on the 2014 Ebola outbreak

Genomic sequencing reveals mutations, insights into 2014 Ebola outbreak
Broad researchers and colleagues find clues about origin, transmission of deadly virus

In Memoriam - Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan

It is with great sadness that the VHFC mourns the loss of our colleague and friend Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, Physician In-Charge of the Lassa Fever Program at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. Dr. Khan was a leading expert in the clinical care of viral hemorrhagic fevers, devoted to the care of his fellow nationals. Dr.

Press Release - VHFC continues response to ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease

KENEMA, Sierra Leone - The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium (VHFC) remains deeply concerned about the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. As of 27 June 2014, the WHO reports 176 cases and 46 deaths from confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.

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