Tag: Ebola

New Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo: WHO
New Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo: WHO

In December 2021, DRC has declared the end of its 13th Ebola outbreak in which eight cases were confirmed and three probable, including six deaths in North Kivu province.

  • Thursday, 05 May 2022
Potent antibodies against 3 Ebola viruses found

New York: Researchers are a step closer to developing a broadly effective antibody treatment against the three major Ebola viruses that cause the lethal disease in humans. The study found that the isolation of two potent monoclonal antibodies from human survivors of Ebola virus disease that — in cell culture studies — efficiently neutralised the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Ebola cases on rise, reach 14 in DRC

Kinshasa: The number of confirmed Ebola cases of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 14 after the Health Ministry announced 11 new confirmed cases and one new related death. A government statement late on Thursday said the 11 new confirmed cases and one new related death were reported in the town of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Enzyme that could stop Ebola infection identified

London: Raising hope for an effective drug to treat people with Ebola virus, researchers have found that an enzyme could help prevent the deadly virus from spreading. The enzyme takes away the virus’ ability to copy itself and thus produce more virus particles and more infection, said the study published in the journal Molecular Cell. […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Ebola can transmit through organ donation

Ebola can pass from one individual to another through organ donation, but the risk is very small and the simplest safety precautions can prevent transmission, according to a new study

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Global health
Donor funding declining for health issues- study

Washington: Only one-fifth of international health aid is targeted at pandemic preparedness, research for neglected diseases like Ebola, tackling drug-resistant bacteria, and other key global health issues, finds a study. A new approach is needed for classifying funding that reflects the functions that funding serves, rather than the specific disease or country, said the study. […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
UN chief warns of setbacks in tackling Ebola

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has applauded the progress made in fighting Ebola and warned of possible setbacks in case of lapse in vigilance, media reported today. As repoted by Xinhua news agency while addressing at the General Assembly Informal Plenary on Ebola yesterday, he said, “We have made great strides towards bringing the […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Twitter useful for information on epidemics: Study

New York: The world had come to know of the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa last year much before the official announcement thanks to Twitter, a new study says. Tweets regarding the Ebola outbreak had reached more than 60 million people in three days prior to official announcements of the outbreak, as per the […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Ebola may persist in survivors' eyeballs for months

The Ebola virus can persist within the eyeballs for months after a patient recovers from the deadly disease, researchers have found

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
WHO reiterates support towards defeating Ebola

Addis Ababa: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reiterated its continued support towards defeating the Ebola virus disease which has killed almost 10,000 people since its outbreak. On the sidelines of the annual African Ministers of Planning, Economy and Finance Conference jointly organised by the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa held in […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
House search launched in Sierra Leone to stop Ebola

FREETOWN: A two-week house to house search began Wednesday in the Port Loki District of Sierra Leone, some 100 kilometers from the capital Freetown, a local journalist said. Most of the confirmed cases are reported in the Lokomasama chiefdom in the district, Xinhua reported. The journalist said that the spike in the cases prompted the […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
3,600 kids orphaned by Ebola in West Africa: UN

At least 3,600 children have been orphaned due to the Ebola outbreak in West African countries, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Weekly Ebola cases rise for time this year

The weekly Ebola cases in the three most affected countries -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- rose for the first time this year, according to the latest tally released Wednesday by the World Health Organization(WHO)

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Ebola vaccine safe, generates immune response, shows trial

London: The first trial results of Ebola vaccine at Oxford University suggest the vaccine has an acceptable safety profile and is able to generate an immune response. “The Ebola vaccine was well tolerated. Its safety profile is pretty much as we had hoped,” said professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University who […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out plans for reform, admitting that it was too slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa

  • Monday, 21 June 2021