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

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

The research team also observed the detection of Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test of their semen in some cases.

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

The World Health Organization regional director for Africa Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti said on Wednesday that she was currently working with the DRC ministry of health to announce the end of Ebola outbreak in the country, Efe news reported.

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Only mild to moderate side-effects were seen, with only three severe reactions, including headache, diarrhoea and fatigue, which were completely resolved, the researchers said.

Scientists discover natural human antibodies to fight ebola virus

Scientists discover natural human antibodies to fight ebola virus

The broadly neutralising natural human antibodies were discovered in the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 ebola outbreak in Western Africa, which caused more than 11,000 deaths and infected over 29,000 people.

Deadly Ebola cases on the rise in Congo, number goes upto 29

Deadly Ebola cases on the rise in Congo, number goes upto 29

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier today said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths.

400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak: WHO

400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thrusday said that health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the deadly virus.

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Ebola is an infectious and frequently fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirusIn 2014, Ebola epidemic resulted in 28,646 cases and claimed 11,323 lives by March 2016.

Ebola survivors may have a unique retinal scar: Study

Ebola survivors may have a unique retinal scar: Study

Researchers from University of Liverpool determined if the virus can have any specific effects on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.

Ebola returns to Congo: WHO assessing extent of outbreak; things to know about the disease

Ebola returns to Congo: WHO assessing extent of outbreak; things to know about the disease

WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti on May 13 visited Kinshasa to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

The UN agency said yesterday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo's northern Bas-Uele Province. WHO said one death has tested positive for an Ebola strain seen in the country before.

A cure for Ebola? Hepatitis drug shows promising results in treating disease

A cure for Ebola? Hepatitis drug shows promising results in treating disease

To date, no treatments or post-exposure prophylaxis are available for Ebola although clinical trials for several vaccines are in various phases, with promising published results in humans.

Two-part vaccine regimen to fight Ebola may offer a year's protection

Two-part vaccine regimen to fight Ebola may offer a year's protection

 The trial, conducted by Matthew D. Snape of the University of Oxford and colleagues, enrolled healthy participants aged 18-50 years in Britain.

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

The vaccine is given orally, the developers said, which means it could be disguised in food and left out for the animals to eat – easier and less traumatic than darting.

Ebola nurse named Time magazine's person of the year dies during chidbirth

Ebola nurse named Time magazine's person of the year dies during chidbirth

The mother-of-four, from Liberia, who tested negative for the disease, was re-admitted to hospital as she experienced complications after the birth.

Semen of Ebola's male survivors can carry the deadly virus for more than a year!

Semen of Ebola's male survivors can carry the deadly virus for more than a year!

Unprotected sexual intercourse was strongly suspected in the transmission of Ebola virus disease from a male survivor… to his female partner.

Breathalyser to detect flu made; one for Ebola next?

Breathalyser to detect flu made; one for Ebola next?

The difference is that these sensors are specific to the gas detected and can isolate biomarkers associated with the virus and indicate whether or not the patient has flu.

Now, blood test will predict survival outcome in patients suffering from Ebola virus

Now, blood test will predict survival outcome in patients suffering from Ebola virus

The new research provides data on the underlying causes of Ebola virus infection.

Lung-specific Ebola infection found: Study

Lung-specific Ebola infection found: Study

From 2013 to 2016, West Africa experienced an unprecedented outbreak of hemorrhagic Ebola.

Vaccine to combat deadly Ebola virus developed; found 100 percent effective in human trials!

Vaccine to combat deadly Ebola virus developed; found 100 percent effective in human trials!

The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, according to the results published in The Lancet journal.  

Ebola virus may have mutated to become lethal for humans, says study

Ebola virus may have mutated to become lethal for humans, says study

Scientists say that the Ebola virus may have mutated to become more lethal to infect humans during the recent outbreak in West Africa.