Amadou A. Bah

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The Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa is the largest on record, responsible for over 28,599 cases and more than 11,299 deaths. Genome sequencing in viral outbreaks is desirable to characterize the infectious agent and determine its evolutionary rate. Genome sequencing also allows the identification of signatures of host adaptation, identification(More)
West Africa is currently witnessing the most extensive Ebola virus (EBOV) outbreak so far recorded. Until now, there have been 27,013 reported cases and 11,134 deaths. The origin of the virus is thought to have been a zoonotic transmission from a bat to a two-year-old boy in December 2013 (ref. 2). From this index case the virus was spread by human-to-human(More)
Despite the magnitude of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, there is still a fundamental lack of knowledge about the pathophysiology of EVD. In particular, very little is known about human immune responses to Ebola virus. Here we evaluate the physiology of the human T cell immune response in EVD patients at the time of admission to the(More)
Medicinal plants play a very important role in the provision of primary health care m tropical countries (Farnsworth et al 1985). Contemporary research in medical ethnobotany revolves collaboration with traditional healers, local communities, scientists, scientific institutions, medical clinics, non-governmental orgamzatmns, and local and national(More)
In vitro shoot proliferation from stem disc of Allium chinense, a vegetatively propagated plant, was investigated in this experiment. In the present study, shoots were formed directly on stem discs on a medium containing 1 mg/l N6-benzyladenine (BA) and 0.5 mg/lα-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). These shoots were further cultured on MS media supplemented with(More)
A new arbovirus named "Forécariah" has been isolated from ticks Boophylus geigy in Republic of Guinea (West Africa), district Forecariah. This virus is classified into Bhanja antigen group, due to its physico-chemical, biological and antigenic properties.
BACKGROUND  A unit of the European Mobile Laboratory (EMLab) consortium was deployed to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) treatment unit in Guéckédou, Guinea, from March 2014 through March 2015. METHODS  The unit diagnosed EVD and malaria, using the RealStar Filovirus Screen reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit and a malaria rapid(More)
Virological studies conducted in the Republic of Guinea led to the isolation, for the first time, of M'Poko virus from Culex cinereus mosquitoes. The biological, physical and antigenic characteristics of this virus are studied. Serological tests are carried out in human and animal populations.
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