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Ebola epidemic

Indian peacekeepers in Congo garner appreciation for their professionalism

India is the second largest troop contributor to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), with 2,624 peacekeepers and 274 police personnel deployed as of March 2019. 

Jun 11, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola virus is ruled out

United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus.

Apr 28, 2017, 21:21 PM IST

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.

Feb 21, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2016, 19:06 PM IST

Confirmed! Ebola virus persists in semen 9 months after recovery

The results recall the importance of monitoring survivors in order to prevent the risks of new epidemic outbreaks.

May 16, 2016, 10:46 AM IST

Ebola no longer poses global health risk: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Mar 30, 2016, 21:04 PM IST

Guinea declared Ebola-free

President Alpha Conde has doubled the health budget since winning re-election in October.

Dec 29, 2015, 21:09 PM IST

UN Ebola chief says priority now is helping 15,000 survivors

UN Ebola chief says the survivors should be treated as "heroes" not outcasts.

Nov 19, 2015, 04:44 AM IST

Ebola could be defeated by year-end: WHO

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be completely over by the end of the year if efforts to root out new cases are kept up, the WHO chief said Thursday.

Aug 13, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

Ebola could hit again and we would hardly do better: MSF

The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Saturday.

Jun 13, 2015, 22:49 PM IST

Ebola virus evolved at normal rates during epidemic: Study

The Ebola virus responsible for the outbreak in West Africa last year mutated at a normal rate, according to a new study which suggests the virus has not evolved to become more virulent or deadly.

May 14, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

Ebola deaths pass 11,000 mark: WHO

 The number of deaths from the Ebola epidemic now exceeds 11,000, figures from the World Health Organization showed on Wednesday.

May 07, 2015, 07:03 AM IST

India need not be too concerned about Ebola: Expert

India need not be too concerned about the current Ebola outbreak but the country must be prepared to deal with any contingency in the event of an unexpected outbreak of such diseases, said an expert.

Apr 19, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

One year on, MSF slams global response to Ebola

A year on from the start of the Ebola outbreak, a report published Monday by frontline aid agency Doctors Without Borders slammed the international community`s slow response and detailed the "indescribable horror" faced by its staff.

Mar 23, 2015, 04:51 AM IST

Sierra Leone orders three-day lock down against Ebola

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma ordered the country's entire population Saturday to stay in their homes for three days in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Mar 22, 2015, 02:26 AM IST

Liberia reports first Ebola infection in a month: Government

Liberia said on Friday a patient in the capital has tested positive for Ebola, more than a month after the last new case of the disease was registered.

Mar 21, 2015, 05:34 AM IST

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to lock down 2.5 million people

Sierra Leone said Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic.

Mar 19, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games

Bill Gates opened a mock Ebola field hospital at the prestigious TED Conference on Wednesday as part of a call to be battle-ready for a deadly global epidemic.

Mar 19, 2015, 07:14 AM IST

Ebola epidemic: Why kids are at higher risk

The Ebola crisis has caused major disruptions in the healthcare systems in West Africa, which has led to significant decreases in vaccinations for childhood diseases.

Mar 13, 2015, 20:19 PM IST

U.S. military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

The United States military officially ended a mission to build treatment facilities to combat an Ebola outbreak in Liberia on Thursday, months earlier than expected, in the latest indication that a year-long epidemic in West Africa is waning.

Feb 27, 2015, 04:32 AM IST