Evening Ebola Update, Mon, 11/17: Dr. Salia passes/bio litmus test for EBOV   Leave a comment

11/17/14

Dear Colleagues:

l.  NY Times reports this afternoon that Dr. Salia has passed away at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He was admitted in severe respiratory distress and renal failure on Saturday (Day #5 of his course).  Despite heroic measures and ZMapp and convalescent serum transfusion, he did not survive.  I thank Secretary Burwell and Chancellor Gold at the University for bringing this brave and faithful physician to the University for the most advanced care known.

2.  1 November New Scientist (delivered today) gives details on the Wyss Institute at Harvard’s new ‘bio-filter paper’ to detect EBOV by a color change produced when a particular viral RNA ‘activates’ a synthetic matching DNA segment.  See the entire report and the citations in Cell at: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26451-biological-litmus-paper-detects-ebola-strains.html#.VGp_MnLu2cy

Many EBOV websites worldwide are quiet today, perhaps in mourning for Dr. Salia.

RGL, MD

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Posted November 17, 2014 by levittrg in Ebola

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