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Ebola virus

Congo's new Ebola outbreak can't be tackled by vaccines, says WHO; triggers panic

Congo declared the outbreak of new Ebola on Wednesday of which it may be impossible to use a vaccine to tackle new Ebola virus, said WHO.

Aug 03, 2018, 10:36 AM IST

Ebola virus can persist in human reproductive organs: Study

Ebola virus disease has a maternal death rate of more than 80 percent and a fetal death rate of nearly 100 percent.

Feb 09, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Enzyme that could stop Ebola infection identified

Initially the researchers hope to be able to test it on animals and, in the long term, develop a drug that inhibits the relevant enzyme.

Dec 30, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

New Ebola vaccine safe for adults and children, say scientists

The first known human cases of Ebola occurred in 1976 during two simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, which sickened more than 600 people, according to the World Health Organization.

Oct 09, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

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.

Aug 03, 2017, 15:43 PM 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

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.

May 19, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2017, 18:40 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

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.

May 14, 2017, 09:34 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

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.

Mar 15, 2017, 15:57 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

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.

Feb 02, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

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.

Jan 19, 2017, 17:41 PM IST

Lung-specific Ebola infection found: Study

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

Jan 08, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective': WHO

A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be "up to 100 per cent effective" in protecting against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Dec 23, 2016, 05:33 AM 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

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