Ebola virus

September 22, 2018 - 5:50 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed. The confirmed Ebola death highlights the challenges health workers are facing in a...
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September 19, 2018 - 7:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday. Red Cross teams have...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for deliberate biological attacks and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. The goal of the strategy, which was required by Congress,...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:06 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday...
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August 22, 2018 - 4:07 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo's health ministry says four experimental treatments have been approved for use in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast. The health ministry says ZMapp, Remdesivir, Favipiravir and Regn3450 - 3471 - 3479 now can be used. Health officials began using the mAb114...
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Police officers stand guards at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to the nation’s tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
August 12, 2018 - 4:46 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Highlighting the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said. Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak is complicated by multiple armed...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:09 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization's chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with...
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August 08, 2018 - 4:51 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says experts are starting to carry out Ebola vaccinations in Congo's latest deadly outbreak. Health officials have warned that containing the outbreak is complicated by the presence of multiple armed groups in the northeast region that borders...
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August 07, 2018 - 1:42 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo's latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country's health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said vaccinations could begin as early as Wednesday. The outbreak declared last week in North...
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August 04, 2018 - 1:51 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The number of confirmed cases in Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday. The World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak of the deadly virus in North Kivu province poses a...
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