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Ebola treatment

Horse antibodies for Ebola infection: Effective, economical treatment developed

The post-exposure treatment made with antibodies from horses could be used in the next Ebola outbreak.

Feb 07, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Anti-HIV drugs may be effective against Ebola

Interferon beta, the most potent inhibitor of Ebola which the team identified as a result of the screening, is now part of a clinical trial of individuals who were infected with Ebola during the recent outbreak in Guinea.

Jan 12, 2016, 14:37 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

Ebola treatment effective 3 days after infection developed

A team of researchers has successfully developed a post- exposure treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa.

Apr 23, 2015, 13:59 PM IST

New insights in how to treat Ebola patients

Fresh insights into Ebola treatment show new ways of hydrating patients in critical care environments across the world.

Feb 26, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

'Scientific breakthrough for Ebola possible this year'

Emphasising the need for smart public policy and action in the field of research, scientists and experts have said that scientific breakthrough with regard to Ebola is possible in 2015.

Jan 24, 2015, 21:32 PM IST

Improving basic measures can help tackle Ebola menace: Lancet

Scientists have said that the number of Ebola can be tackled if the basic medical care is improved and followed properly.

Dec 05, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

Long wait yet for Ebola vaccine: Experts

 It will be months, at least, before a vaccine becomes available to tackle Ebola, experts said Thursday as researchers reported success in early, safety tests with a leading candidate.

Nov 27, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

British health volunteers heading to S. Leone to tackle Ebola

A first group of volunteers from Britain`s state National Health Service were to depart Saturday for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fightback, the UK government said.

Nov 22, 2014, 07:18 AM IST

UN warns Ebola still far from over

The head of the UN Ebola mission warned Friday that the world was "far, far away" from beating the deadly outbreak and said a huge increase in aid was needed to fight the virus in Africa.

Nov 22, 2014, 06:00 AM IST

Mali doctor dies of Ebola, taking toll up to seven

A doctor in Mali died of Ebola on Thursday after treating an imam who succumbed to the disease, taking the total toll in the west African country up to seven, health authorities said.

Nov 21, 2014, 05:30 AM IST

Thai hospital claims to have developed treatment against Ebola

A Thai hospital Monday claimed to have successfully developed an "antibody treatment" against the dreaded Ebola virus that has killed over 3,000 people in West Africa this year.

Sep 29, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

Fifth American with Ebola returns home

An American infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has returned home and admitted to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Sep 29, 2014, 09:31 AM IST

Fourth American with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

A fourth American infected with Ebola virus disease arrived back home from West Africa Tuesday morning and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where the first two Americans successfully recovered.

Sep 09, 2014, 22:41 PM IST

Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment

Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday.

Sep 02, 2014, 08:26 AM IST

Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world`s worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea`s remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.

Aug 30, 2014, 02:08 AM IST

Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week

The US government announced Thursday that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine next week.

Aug 29, 2014, 02:15 AM IST

Ebola genomes study suggests virus is mutating fast

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: The deadly virus, Ebola has induced panic all over the world. Ever thought where did this Ebola virus come from?

Aug 29, 2014, 01:34 AM IST

Ebola outbreak to get worse, says top US public health official

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

Aug 28, 2014, 10:04 AM IST

Japan ready to offer unapproved drug for possible Ebola treatment

Japan ready to offer unapproved drug for possible Ebola treatment,Favipiravir,T-705,ZmappJapan said Monday that it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus.

Aug 25, 2014, 18:01 PM IST