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Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

Two experimental drugs - an antibody cocktail called REGN-EB3 developed by Regeneron and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 - will now be offered to all patients infected with the viral disease in an ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Aug 13, 2019, 17:22 PM IST

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared 'health emergency'

Latest UN figures showed that some 650 people have died in the current outbreak, while about 12 new cases are reported every day.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:47 PM IST

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread

A 5-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Congo died late on Tuesday, said Uganda`s health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, and his family were now being monitored in isolation. 

Jun 12, 2019, 22:50 PM IST

WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support

The outbreak has killed 584 people in a region beset by violence and poverty, but a rapid international response has so far stopped the disease spreading into neighbouring countries. 

Mar 14, 2019, 23:36 PM IST

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

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

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

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

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

The World Health Organization regional director for Africa Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti said on Wednesday that she was currently working with the DRC ministry of health to announce the end of Ebola outbreak in the country, Efe news reported.

Jun 29, 2017, 09:52 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

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

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Ebola is an infectious and frequently fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirusIn 2014, Ebola epidemic resulted in 28,646 cases and claimed 11,323 lives by March 2016.

May 18, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

Ebola survivors may have a unique retinal scar: Study

Researchers from University of Liverpool determined if the virus can have any specific effects on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.

May 16, 2017, 22:43 PM 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

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

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

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