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Uganda has been struggling with an Ebola outbreak for months, and although there have been no suspected or probable Ebola cases identified in the United States, federal and local health officials are... working together to prepare for the possibility that the virus will spread across the Atlantic.
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WHO: Uganda Ebola outbreakA top World Health Organization official says Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is “rapidly evolving” a month after the disease was reported in the East African country
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There have been 19 deaths and 58 cases reported in Uganda during this outbreak.
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Uganda's Ministry of Health reported another 11 suspected cases of Ebola identified in the country's Mubende district as of Tuesday. Of these, the ministry recorded one probable Ebola-related death, a... one-year-old, it said in a statement released Tuesday night.
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Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are scrambling to contain an Ebola outbreak after a second person died from the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
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New Ebola vaccine made by teamThe jab - currently known as ChAdOx1 biEBOV - uses the same technology as the breakthrough coronavirus shot. It has been designed to tackle the Zaire and Sudan strains of Ebola.
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WHO workers sexually abused83 aid workers, including 21 employed by the World Health Organization, participated in the abuse, according to an independent report commissioned by the U.N.
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Guinea Ebola outbreak declared over by WHO

The Guardian - 19 Jun 2021 15:21
Guinea Ebola outbreak declaredResurgence of virus in west Africa infected 16 people and killed 12 since outbreak in February An Ebola outbreak in Guinea that started in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been... declared over, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Health authorities were able to move swiftly to tackle the resurgence of the virus, which causes severe bleeding and organ failure and is spread through contact with body fluids, after lessons learned from previous outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Man's Ebola relapse spawnedResearchers say a man in Africa who recovered from Ebola suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died
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Scientists and global health officials are investigating whether the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have been triggered by a person who was first infected with the virus during the Ebola... epidemic in the region five years ago.
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Ebola Survivor Infected YearsGenetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic.
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Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for... Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.
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Ebola kills 4 people inEbola cases have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.
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Congo working to stop newHealth officials in Congo confirmed the fourth outbreak in less than three years
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WHO warns Ebola cases areEarlier this summer, public health officials warned that new cases of Ebola had appeared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, indicating that another outbreak was underway. Only around five weeks... later, the number of cases nearly doubled to 100, marking the 11th outbreak in the DRC. Whereas the new outbreak was originally declared in the Equateur Province’s capital city, …
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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Over, W.H.O. Says

The New York Times - 25 Jun 2020 15:45
Ebola Outbreak in Congo IsThe response to second-deadliest outbreak of the virus -- the 10th occurrence in the country -- was hampered by mistrust and attacks on treatment centers.
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The Ebola Vaccine Is NowIn big global health news, the European Commission has granted Merck Sharp and Dohme B.V. marketing authorization in Europe for Ervebo.
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Congolese Girl, 9, Dies AfterThe World Health Organization said that the outbreak has neared 3,000 cases
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Photo credit should read JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted... the disease to between 89 and 94 percent. That's astonishing for a virus that typically kills about half of all the people it infects. "From now on we will no longer say that Ebola is not curable. This advance will in the future help save thousands of lives that would have had a fatal outcome in the past," Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director general of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale, announced in a press call. "From now on we will no longer say that Ebola is not curable." In the aftermath of the discovery, the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic...
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Study finds 2 new drugs arePreliminary results show that two new Ebola drugs appear to be highly effective when it comes to treating people with the virus. Scientists studied four experimental drugs, and found that a compound... developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and another created by U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) "may be able to improve the survival of people with Ebola," Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIH told The Associated Press. The drugs are both antibodies that block the virus, and researchers found a mortality rate of 30 percent for those who received the treatments; the mortality rate for another drug, ZMapp, was 50 percent. The earlier people received the drugs, the better, as mortality rates dropped to six percent with the Regeneron drug and 11 percent with the NIH compound, compared to 24 percent...
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Global health emergencyThe World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency over thelong-simmeringEbola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.       
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A case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Sunday, for the first time since the outbreak began nearly a year ago.
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Ebola is back - can it be contained? - podcast

The Guardian - 26 Jun 2019 04:00
Ebola is back - can it beThe current outbreak of the deadly virus in the DRC has been called the most complex public health emergency in history. Peter Beaumont describes his recent visit to the DRC and Sarah Boseley... discusses how the 2014 outbreak was eventually contained. Plus: Helen Pidd on what has been achieved with the 'northern powerhouse' The latest outbreak of Ebola, with more than 2,200 cases and more than 1,500 confirmed deaths in just over a year, is the second largest in history, despite the recent availability of an effective experimental vaccine. Political, security and cultural complications - not least a refusal to believe that Ebola exists - have thwarted efforts to overcome the Democratic Republic of the Congo's deadly outbreak. Senior global development reporter Peter Beaumont tells Anushka...
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When Ebola first struck this city of more than a 100,000 people last September, many here didn't believe it was real.
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Deadly Ebola outbreak spreadsThe second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has now spread to Uganda — claiming the life of a 5-year-old boy Wednesday after the virus killed nearly 1,400 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.... Two other cases of Ebola have also been confirmed in Uganda — the dead boy’s 3-year-old brother and 50-year-old grandmother, according to Ugandan...
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