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It's not just COVID; here’s all you need to know about the new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Here’s all you need to know about the new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

This new outbreak of the Ebola virus disease is reported from the Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province of the country.

Other infectious diseases close in as Africa focuses on COVID-19

Other infectious diseases close in as Africa focuses on COVID-19

Lockdowns prove counterproductive for Africa as they may mean a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Inadequate public healthcare ...Read More

Lassa fever kills 41 in Nigeria

Lassa fever kills 41 in Nigeria

Lagos: The death toll from Lassa fever in Nigeria since the beginning of January has risen to 41 as cases were confirmed in more regions,...Read More

Bats in Nagaland may carry Ebola family of viruses: Study

Bats in Nagaland may carry Ebola family of viruses: Study

New Delhi: Bats in some parts of northeast India's Nagaland state may harbour filoviruses, a family of viruses that includes the Ebola an...Read More

Rwanda closes border with Congo over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda closes border with Congo over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda closed its border with Congo over the deadly Ebola outbreak on Thursday, while a Congolese official said a person who had contact ...Read More

Second Ebola death in Uganda as outbreak crosses border

Second Ebola death in Uganda as outbreak crosses border

A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said on Thursday, after a family exposed to the dis...Read More

Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark

Ebola cases in DR Congo break 2,000 mark

DR Congo's health ministry said late Monday that it had recorded more than 2,000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal

Ebola outbreak: Death toll breaches 650-mark in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak: Death toll breaches 650-mark in DR Congo

Kinshasa [DR Congo]: At least 655 people have lost their lives due to Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) since th...Read More

Congo’s Ebola outbreak second largest in history

Congo’s Ebola outbreak second largest in history

Johannesburg: The World Health Organisation says Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastati...Read More

Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

Kinshasa, Congo’s Ministry of Health said today the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected ...Read More

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as emergency meeting held

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as emergency meeting held

Kinshasa: There are now 14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo’s latest outbreak as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in...Read More

Ebola can persist in survivor’s semen 2 years after infection

Ebola can persist in survivor’s semen 2 years after infection

New York: Researchers have found that the Ebola virus can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of the in...Read More

Ebola vaccine found safe and effective in human trial: WHO

Ebola vaccine found safe and effective in human trial: WHO

London: In a major milestone in the fight against future Ebola outbreak, an experimental vaccine has been found to be highly protective a...Read More

New online tool lets everyone track epidemic outbreaks

New online tool lets everyone track epidemic outbreaks

London: Researchers have developed a free, real-time epidemic visualisation and tracking platform that can be used to monitor outbreaks o...Read More

New customisable vaccine can fight Ebola, H1NI quickly

New customisable vaccine can fight Ebola, H1NI quickly

Washington: MIT scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new easily customisable vaccine that can be rapidly deployed...Read More

Simple urine tests for Zika, Ebola in the offing

Simple urine tests for Zika, Ebola in the offing

New York: Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine, a technique that the researchers believe coul...Read More

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Ebola spread in tail end of epidemic through sex, breast milk

London: Some of the final cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone were transmitted via unconventional routes, such as semen and breast milk, shows...Read More

Single antibody from human survivor show promise against Ebola

Single antibody from human survivor show promise against Ebola

New York: In an important advancement towards an effective treatment against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), researchers have found...Read More

New portable device to accurately diagnose diseases

New portable device to accurately diagnose diseases

Geneva : Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable device that can accurately diagnose diseases such as Ebola and may help monitor e...Read More

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New Ebola-fighting antibodies from outbreak survivor identified

New York : Researchers have identified a new group of powerful Ebola-fighting antibodies from the blood of a survivor of the 2014 outbrea...Read More

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