Ebola virus 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.

May 15, 2017, 17:03 PM IST

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.

Mar 22, 2017, 11:59 AM IST

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

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

WHO confirms new Ebola case in Liberia

WHO said a 30-year-old woman died of Ebola on Thursday while being transferred to a hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

Apr 01, 2016, 22:59 PM IST

Inovio Ebola vaccine shows positive results in phase I human trials

The vaccine was safe, tolerable, and generated strong T cell and antibody responses in its fully enrolled phase I study of 75 healthy subjects.

Mar 30, 2016, 21:49 PM 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

Ebola survivors face long-term health problems

Most Ebola survivors were found to be suffering from neurological issues six months after infection.

Feb 25, 2016, 22:09 PM IST

Low-cost portable device that can detect Ebola

The device could be particularly useful to monitor endemic, epidemic and pandemic disease outbreaks in resource-limited developing countries that need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital.

Feb 22, 2016, 19:28 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

Ebola survivors deal with vision, hearing, joint pain problems

Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) experience complications relating to vision, hearing and joint pain for months after being discharged from hospital, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Dec 23, 2015, 14:03 PM 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

Antiviral compound fully protects monkeys from Ebola

The research team used cell culture and animal models to assess the compound's efficacy against several pathogens, including Ebola virus.

Oct 12, 2015, 14:58 PM IST

New Ebola case in Sierra Leone quarantine village: President

Another woman was tested positive for Ebola in a village in northern Sierra Leone already under quarantine after the death of a 67-year-old woman a week ago, President Ernest Bai Koroma has said.

Sep 07, 2015, 08:44 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 toll exceeds 11,250 in West Africa: WHO

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the number of people killed by Ebola in West Africa has exceeded 11,250.

Jul 17, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

EU pledges 450 mn euros for Ebola recovery in west Africa

The EU on Friday pledged 450 million euros to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierre Leone recover from Ebola after the deadly disease killed thousands in the three West African countries hardest hit.

Jul 10, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone come to the United Nations today hoping to raise USD 3.2 billion to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

Jul 10, 2015, 18:13 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

Patient trial validates Ebola rapid test

A 15-minute, on-the-spot blood test for Ebola was as accurate in a patient trial as the most widely-used laboratory-based test, its US-based developers said Friday.

Jun 26, 2015, 07:28 AM IST