Ebola Outbreak

Red Cross admits to $6-million fraud during Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus killed more than 11,300 people and infected an estimated 29,000, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

Nov 05, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2017, 13:17 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2017, 00:51 AM IST

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.

May 15, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

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.  

Dec 23, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

Sexual transmission of Ebola may reignite outbreaks

The potential for sexual transmission is high for three to four months after the Ebola

Jun 08, 2016, 15:46 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

WHO confirms death from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone was declared Ebola-free on November 7, last year but remained under a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance to ensure no hidden chains of transmission have been missed.

Jan 15, 2016, 22:12 PM IST

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over, as Liberia gets all-clear

 The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.

Jan 14, 2016, 08:31 AM IST

Three new confirmed cases in previously Ebola-free Liberia: WHO

WHO said the first confirmed case in the new outbreak was a 10-year-old boy who fell sick on November 14 and was hospitalised in the capital Monrovia three days later.

Nov 20, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Ebola treatment beds prevented 40,000 deaths in Sierra Leone: Study

With many cases in Sierra Leone potentially going unreported, the real figure is likely to be much higher, the study said.

Oct 13, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

WHO hails first full week with no new Ebola cases since March 2014

No new Ebola cases were confirmed last week, marking the first full week without fresh cases of the deadly disease in a year an a half, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Oct 08, 2015, 01:06 AM IST

WHO declares Liberia ebola free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of ebola virus transmission.

Sep 03, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Global vaccine fund could prevent deadly disease outbreak

Creation of a $2 billion global vaccine-development fund could prevent the future outbreak of Ebola and such other deadly diseases, an international team of physicians has proposed.

Aug 04, 2015, 13:14 PM IST

Experts call for immediate WHO reform after Ebola exposes failings

Experts called on Tuesday for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organization after an inadequate response to West Africa`s vast and deadly Ebola outbreak.

Jul 07, 2015, 20:10 PM IST

Religious groups crucial in addressing current global health challenges

 Religious groups could play a vital role in tackling global health challenges, claims a new research.

Jul 07, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

Congo and WHO investigate possible Ebola outbreak

Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Jul 03, 2015, 10:33 AM IST

Liberia finds second Ebola case, raising fears of resurgence

Liberia confirmed a second new case of Ebola on Wednesday and warned of possible new infections, as the re-emergence of the virus nearly two months after its elimination in the West African country raised fears of hidden pockets of the disease.

Jul 02, 2015, 02:08 AM IST

Twitter useful for information on epidemics: Study

 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.

Jun 02, 2015, 20:13 PM IST