Ebola

Why The Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo Keeps Getting Worse

Efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face a daunting obstacle: A multitude of local and national players are using the disease as a weapon in their struggle for power.

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Who: Ebola Strategies Need Adjusting In Congo

A panel of World Health Organization experts says strategies must be strengthened to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO's latest report counted 1,738 cases of Ebola in Congo, including 1,218...

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Morning Break: #thisisourlane Therapy; Brain Boosts; Ebola Docs In Disguise

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff

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Antibody Responses Vs. Ebola Keep Evolving In Survivors, Months After Recovery

Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses in four people who received care at Emory University Hospital in 2014. High levels of neutralizing...
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Threats By Text, A Mob Outside The Door: What Health Workers Face In The Ebola Zone

... and why it's prompting a radical rethink of the Ebola strategy in Congo.(Image credit: John Wessels /AFP/Getty Images)

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Who Unveils Faster, Better Ebola Vax Strategy In Drc

(MedPage Today) -- Pop-up vaccination sites, second vaccine offered to combat outbreak in light of security issues
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Study Could Lead To Fast, Simple Test For Ebola Virus

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus. The antibodies, which are inexpensive to produce, potentially could be used in a simple filter...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Groundbreaking Study Could Lead To Fast, Simple Test For Ebola Virus

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus. The antibodies, which are inexpensive to produce, potentially could be used in a simple filter...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000

MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo now stands at 1,008, the country's health minister reported. The outbreak was declared nearly nine months ago and is the second deadliest outbreak of the virus, the...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Health Highlights: May 6, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000 The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo now stands at 1,008, the country's health...

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Ebola Outbreak Deaths Top 1,000 Amid Worsening Security Situation

More than 1,000 people have died in two provinces of Congo in the second-worst outbreak of the Ebola virus recorded in modern times. The Congolese health ministry said Friday that 1,529 people had been infected in the outbreak, which is...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Changing Climate May Affect Animal-to-human Disease Transfer

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer. Researchers have been looking at how different environments...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research

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Doctors In Congo Threaten To Strike If Ebola Attacks Continue

Health care workers in the center of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo say if the government doesn't improve their security in one week, they will walk off the job.

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The Doctor Killed In Friday's Ebola Attack Was Dedicated ... But Also Afraid

Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just four weeks ago – and was increasingly worried about his safety.(Image credit: DRC Ministry of Health & WHO)

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Armed Groups Are Attacking Health Workers Responding To Ebola Outbreak

There's been a deadly escalation of the violence against health workers trying to curb the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since Friday there have been two separate attacks.

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Open Border Could Mean Ebola

It is not only Central America invading through the open border, but the entire Third World. Consequently, to the many splendors of multicultural enrichment may soon be added Ebola: A public health official in Laredo, Texas, said 20 Congolese...

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Who: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not A Global Emergency

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of "deep concern" but does not yet qualify as a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018, and is the second deadliest in history, with...

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Experts: Drc Ebola Outbreak Does Not Pose Global Threat

Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization agree the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. The experts say the Ebola outbreak does...

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Who Declines To Designate Ebola Outbreak As International Emergency

GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Friday declined to declare an international health emergency over a rapidly accelerating outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, even as case counts climb dramatically...
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Universal Standards Of Care To Ebola Virus Disease

Medical researchers are calling for universal standards of care to be applied in relation to Ebola virus disease.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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