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Ebola Outbreak Latest News Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Latest news about the ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)updated often by rss feeds.

Ebola – Google News

WHO admits slow response to Ebola – Premium Times


Premium Times

WHO admits slow response to Ebola
Premium Times
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday admitted it responded “too slow” in its handling of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, also regretted that …
Hong Kong health experts laud outgoing WHO chief Margaret Chan for her achievements despite Ebola crisis errorsSouth China Morning Post
Reform on the menu as WHO votes for new chiefMedical Xpress
WHO Spends More on Travel Than on AIDS, MalariaNBCNews.com

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 6:58 am

FG unveils plans to check Ebola at seaports – Vanguard


Vanguard

FG unveils plans to check Ebola at seaports
Vanguard
The country began health screening at the seaports and international airports during the 2014 Ebola crisis. The Ebola disease first found its way into Nigeria on July 20, 2014 when an acutely infected Liberian, Patrick Sawyer entered the country

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 2:13 am

Ebola death toll in remote Congo likely has risen to 4, WHO says – CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Ebola death toll in remote Congo likely has risen to 4, WHO says
CBC.ca
A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo during the most recent outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. The overall number of cases is now at 37 from 29. WHO's Congo …
WHO: 37 Ebola cases in DRC, 4 deathsCIDRAP
WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In CongoHuffPost
Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHOReuters
Premium Times –Voice of America
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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 5:52 pm

Gbudue state forms Ebola monitoring task force – South Sudan … – Reliefweb


Gbudue state forms Ebola monitoring task force – South Sudan …
Reliefweb
May 18, 2017 (YAMBIO) – The Government Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly states, has formed a task force to monitor an Ebola disease outbreak. The state …

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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 9:07 am

Human antibodies in Ebola survivor’s blood effective against all strains – New Atlas


New Atlas

Human antibodies in Ebola survivor's blood effective against all strains
New Atlas
The fight against Ebola continues with news of a new outbreak in the Republic of Congo. That said, a discovery by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of …

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Posted on 20 May 2017 | 9:05 am

Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary is in Liberia – Newsweek


Newsweek

Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump's Health Secretary is in Liberia
Newsweek
Of the three West African countries where the Ebola outbreak was concentrated, Liberia was the worst hit: 4,810 people died as a result of the virus in Liberia, more than in Sierra Leone and Guinea. Liberia was also the last of the three countries to
What is Ebola, has there been an outbreak in 2017, what are the …The Sun
Portland grad playing a critical role in fighting Ebola in West AfricaLansing State Journal
Liberia: US Official Visits Post-Ebola ZonesAllAfrica.com

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Posted on 19 May 2017 | 4:50 pm

Ebola Survivor’s Blood Could Lead to Future Vaccine – Live Science


Live Science

Ebola Survivor's Blood Could Lead to Future Vaccine
Live Science
Researchers report today (May 18) in the journal Cell that the blood from one of the survivors contains remarkable antibodies that block not just one strain of Ebola from infecting animal cells, but stops all five known strains. The antibodies could
Ebola Survivor's Antibodies Stop All Strains of the Virus, Study FindsNewsweek
Antibodies from Ebola survivor protect mice and ferrets against related virusesNational Institutes of Health (press release)
Scientists Discover Human Antibodies to Fight Ebola VirusVoice of America
The Scientist
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Posted on 18 May 2017 | 7:15 pm

As Ebola outbreak grows, question of using vaccine becomes more urgent – Science Magazine


Science Magazine

As Ebola outbreak grows, question of using vaccine becomes more urgent
Science Magazine
As health officials and aid workers head to a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to respond to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, a key question remains: Will the government authorize the use of a promising experimental vaccine?
Ebola Is Back. Here Are the Challenges AheadTIME
Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of CongoNew York Times
Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo to Cost $10 Million, WHO SaysNBCNews.com
Washington Post –Reuters
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Posted on 18 May 2017 | 2:01 pm

Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Outbreak – TIME


TIME

Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Outbreak
TIME
A second case of Ebola was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by the World Health Organization on Sunday, following an outbreak of 17 suspected cases last week. WHO's Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi told Reuters that health officials …
WHO prepares experimental Ebola vaccine for possible first use in Democratic Republic of CongoSTAT
Ebola once again on the prowl as emergency teams stand readyNew Scientist
WHO confirms 2nd Ebola case in DRC; 17 suspectedCIDRAP
Fox News –The Sun –Voice of America –WHO-Afro – World Health Organization
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Posted on 15 May 2017 | 7:40 pm

Ebola Returns, and Central Africa’s Virus Hunters Are Ready – WIRED


WIRED

Ebola Returns, and Central Africa's Virus Hunters Are Ready
WIRED
A catastrophic Ebola epidemic killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa between 2013 and 2016; so far this new outbreak looks small and containable. It's also a chance for the world's disease response infrastructure to get its act together; report
Ebola Returns in Congo, a Test of 'Next Time'Foreign Policy (blog)
Ebola Kills 3 in Democratic Republic of Congo: WHOKTLA
Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deathsWashington Post
Vox –NPR –Quartz –WHO-Afro – World Health Organization
all 351 news articles »

Posted on 14 May 2017 | 5:42 pm

Ebola – BingNews

Mozambique reactivates Ebola safeguards at borders and airports

The Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) has announced that it will reinforce surveillance measures at the country’s airports and borders to prevent the contamination with the Ebola virus resurgent in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According World …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 4:17 am

DRC neighbors step up efforts to prevent Ebola spread

Countries bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo have heightened surveillance in their border regions to prevent the spread of Ebola disease. Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda have set up checking points at the border posts to ensure suspected cases do not …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 3:45 am

Indian-origin Scientist part of the team that discovered natural Human Antibodies to fight Ebola viruses

New York, May 23, 2017: In a first, scientists led by one of Indian-origin have discovered natural human antibodies that can neutralise and protect animals against three virulent ebola viruses, an advance that could lead to vaccines against the deadly …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 2:25 am

Fourth person has died from Ebola in the DRC

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 1:30 am

WHO admits slow response to Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday admitted it responded “too slow” in its handling of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, also regretted that …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 1:01 am

Ebola Spreading: Infections Up 800% In Last Week, Officials Race To Track Down 400 Possible Contacts

Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus. Their efforts appear to have failed. The contagion continues to spread, and …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 12:20 pm

Ebola Survivor’s Blood Could Lead to Future Vaccine

The West African Ebola outbreak, which peaked between August and September 2014, killed 11,310 people, according to the World Health Organization. But some people survived, and from one comes hope. Researchers report today (May 18) in the journal Cell that …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 12:17 pm

WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Africa reports prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good. While not underestimating the difficulties that lie ahead in bringing …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 8:09 am

New Ebola Outbreak? Or Is It A Hoax?

News outlets are reporting a new Ebola outbreak in Africa. Here is a quick summary of the basic mainstream story— The Huffington Post cites a World Health Organization (WHO) statement: four people are believed to have died from Ebola in the Congo.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 6:08 am

WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In Congo

A fourth person is believed to have died of Ebola in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. The WHO first confirmed the discovery of the new outbreak on May 12, after a 39-year-old man …

Posted on 21 May 2017 | 3:32 pm

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