Ebola

Some Russians Don't Believe Assurances That An Explosion At A Disease Research Lab Didn't Release...

A gas explosion hit a research lab storing anthrax, Ebola, and smallpox in Koltsovo on Monday. Officials claim there is no danger to the public.
Related topics: Medical Research, Smallpox

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Uninfected Patients Key To Improving Ebola Response

Research on the logistics of responding to Ebola outbreaks has revealed that an often-overlooked, but critical, factor in resource deployment to treat victims of the disease is how many of the people in treatment centers are...
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Azar Calls For Transparency In Ebola-like Death In Tanzania

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday called for transparency from Tanzanian officials in the case of a patient who recently died after suffering Ebola-like symptoms, The Associated Press reported.Azar told reporters in Uganda...
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Us Health Secretary Applauds Uganda’s Ebola Control Efforts

U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services Alex Azar has applauded Uganda's efforts to control the spread of Ebola in east and central Africa; however, while the U.S. remains the primary funder of Uganda's health care sector, the secretary did not...
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Who Warns It's Running Out Of Money To Fight Ebola

The largest force against the yearlong outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo says it only has enough money for the fight to last through the end of the month.The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that it has received about $55...
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Mortality Rates In Ebola Survivors After Hospital Discharge Could Be Five Times Higher Compared...

In the first year after hospital discharge, mortality in Ebola survivors was five times higher than would be expected in general Guinean population (55 deaths versus 11 deaths), according to an observational study of 1,130 people.
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High Post-hospital Death Rate Trails Ebola Survivors

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- The overall death rate of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have been underestimated, with new research finding survivors could have a five times higher death rate after leaving the hospital than the general...
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Former Congo Health Minister Questioned Over Ebola Spending

Democratic Republic of Congo's former health minister has been questioned by police over his management of funds in the country's response to the Ebola epidemic, his lawyers said on Monday.They denied any wrongdoing by Oly Ilunga and said no formal...
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Alarming Number Of Ebola Deaths In Drc A ‘rallying Cry’ To Scale Up Treatment

Since the Ebola epidemic struck in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one year ago, almost 600 of around 850 children who have caught the virus have now died, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday.
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Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: CDC Boosts Efforts to Fight Congp Ebola Outbreak The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stepped up its efforts to help fight...
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Community-based Wildlife Carcass Surveillance Is Key For Early Detection Of Ebola Virus

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) scientists partnered with the Republic of Congo Ministry of Health to develop a low-cost educational outreach program and surveillance system for wildlife mortality that has...
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Community-based Wildlife Carcass Surveillance Is Key For Early Detection Of Ebola Virus

Scientists have developed a low-cost educational outreach program and surveillance system for wildlife mortality that has continued now for over a decade.
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Jean-jacques Muyembe-tamfum: The Congolese Scientist Behind The Cure For Ebola

‘We will no longer say that Ebola is not curable’Sierra Leone: Health workers prepare to enter an area where Ebola patients get treatment. Flickr image by EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre, August 2, 2014. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) On August 12, the World...
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Ebola: Science Is Making Progress

Good news! Research on Ebola has identified a 100% effective vaccine and medications that produce a 90% survival rate.
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines

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Ebola Is Now Largely Curable, New Clinical Trials Suggest

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been suffering a major Ebola outbreak since August 2018.In November 2018, a clinical trial began comparing the efficacy of four Ebola treatments.Two of those treatments — based on monoclonal antibodies — are...
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What This Congolese City Is Doing To Stop Ebola From Spreading

The eastern Congolese city of Goma is grappling with Ebola. Antiseptic washes, thermometers and road blocks are in place. But Congolese say they have far bigger things to worry about then infection.

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Number Of Ebola Orphans Spikes As Epidemic Spreads In Eastern Drc

The U.N. children's fund reports the number of children orphaned by Ebola or separated from their parents because of the disease in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has more than doubled since April.Since the epidemic was declared more than one...

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2 Experimental Ebola Treatments Appear To Improve Survival Rates

Scientists say two experimental drugs developed in the Democratic Republic of Congo appear to improve survival rates among people with Ebola.

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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Help For Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola Vaccine Drive, Paraguay Poison Probe...

Our main stories today cover: Scaled-up assistance for Venezuelans; Ebola vaccinations for Burundi health workers; reports of civilian deaths following an Afghan-sponsored security operation; agrochemical spray probe urged in Paraguay; Libya...
Related topics: Vaccines

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Two Mab Therapies Stand Out In Ebola Patients

(MedPage Today) -- REGN-EB3 and mAb114 most effective, preliminary trial data finds

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