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WHO Solidarity trial testing antiviral drug remdesivir, as it could stop coronavirus from replicating

In an observational study, 68 per cent or two out of three patients after treatment with the drug did not require ventilator support

14 Apr 2020 1:51 PM

Human trials of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to begin in September

US pharmaceutical Moderna has already moved into human trials for its vaccine candidate, as has China's CanSinoBIO.

31 Mar 2020 6:02 PM

Saudi Arabia suspends visas to pilgrims from Congo fearing spread of Ebola

About three per cent of Congo's population is Muslim who had planned to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia next month.

27 Jul 2019 11:48 AM

Congolese city of Goma confirms case of Ebola

The passengers and the bus driver will begin getting vaccinations on Monday.

15 Jul 2019 5:43 PM

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda in current outbreak

The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo, died late on Tuesday.

13 Jun 2019 2:28 PM

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World Health Organization plagued by travel expense abuses

The UN health agency struggles with travel abuses, while they try to raise funds their fight against Ebola, according to the latest auditors' report.

21 May 2019 4:58 PM

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, says WHO

WHO emergencies chief Dr. Peter Salama late Thursday called it 'a sad toll'.

30 Nov 2018 9:01 AM

Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies: WHO

Six cases were reported in children aged between 2 and 17 and one case was in a pregnant woman.

23 Nov 2018 8:31 PM

Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola safe, effective, say scientists

Researchers designed optimised synthetic DNA vaccine candidates targeting a virus surface protein called glycoprotein.

12 Oct 2018 6:18 PM

Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in 'dreaded' scenario: WHO

Doctor living in town of Oicha in North Kivu has been re-hospitalised with Ebola symptoms after his wife was confirmed as having disease.

25 Aug 2018 2:49 PM

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Ebola death toll 41, outbreak ‘hard to control’ because cases are in conflict zone

Virologists have already warned the situation is ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone, roamed by armed militias.

16 Aug 2018 12:06 PM

4 new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment

The treatment was developed using the antibodies of the survivor of an Ebola outbreak in the western Congolese city of Kikwit in 1995.

13 Aug 2018 9:37 AM

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak has killed 33: Health ministry

Thirteen cases of the haemorrhagic fever have been confirmed, including three deaths, the ministry said in a statement.

06 Aug 2018 8:31 AM

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

Ebola is believed to be spread over long distances by bats and can turn up in bush meat sold at food markets throughout Congo.

02 Aug 2018 8:24 AM

Anti-bodies that fight Ebola viruses are now a reality

Researchers at Vanderbilt University closer to developing effective antibody treatment against viruses causing lethal disease.

01 Aug 2018 9:02 AM

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Antibodies that fight Ebola viruses are now a reality

Here is what a new study has found.

31 Jul 2018 4:31 PM

New Ebola virus found in Sierra Leone

Researchers are now working with the Sierra Leone government to determine whether any humans were infected.

27 Jul 2018 1:24 PM

Semen can cause Ebola virus disease, says study

Protein fragments, called amyloid fibrils, in human semen significantly increase Ebola virus infection.

27 Jun 2018 8:16 AM

'We are still at war' with Ebola: WHO chief

In contrast to past Ebola outbreaks health workers have moved quickly to halt Congo’s latest epidemic.

13 Jun 2018 9:28 AM

WHO's Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over three months

The plan also sets out targets for the disease response, including that 100 percent of new cases should come from known contacts.

30 May 2018 9:22 AM

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