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May 26, 2017 7:38 PM Are We Now Ready for Ebola?

A new outbreak shows that despite the hard lessons of 2014, more needs to be done The deadly Ebola virus is back, and the world is responding more aggressively this time. But it’s still not as prepared as it needs to be to thwart deadly infectious disease threats, despite the hard lessons of the last epidemic. The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic 55

May 19, 2017 6:39 PM Ebola antibodies from survivor protect mice, ferrets

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, funded study may lead to new treatments for several different Ebola viruses. May 19 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified two antibodies from an Ebola survivor that can protect mice and ferrets from related viruses. The study, conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 77

May 15, 2017 4:47 PM New Ebola Outbreak Hits Democratic Republic of Congo

International organizations and African nation’s ailing health-care system work to prevent a crisis Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo were rushing to contain an outbreak of Ebola virus, scrambling military helicopters to deliver medical aid and ordering house-to-house searches for potential patients in a remote northeastern region 33

May 14, 2017 9:00 PM WHO Confirms Second Ebola Case In Congo

The first case in the outbreak in a remote area of Congo was announced on Friday. The World Health Organization on Sunday confirmed a second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a recent outbreak of over a dozen other suspected cases this week. WHO declared the outbreak on Friday, when the organization confirmed a first case of the disease 62

May 13, 2017 10:15 PM UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

The World Health Organization has identified two more suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus a day after declaring an outbreak in Congo. The U.N. agency said Saturday 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 47

May 12, 2017 4:25 PM World Health Organization confirms Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

A strain of the virus killed 42 people in the country in 2014. May 12 (UPI) -- The Ebola virus has killed at least one person in a new outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization confirmed Friday. The Congolese Ministry of Health said it notified the WHO of a "lab-confirmed case" of the virus by the national reference laboratory 45

May 12, 2017 1:57 PM Congo reports a single confirmed case of Ebola, UN says

LONDON — The World Health Organization says Congo’s ministry of health has announced that it has confirmed a single case of Ebola. In a statement on its Twitter account, the U.N. health agency says Congo notified it and their partners of the case on Thursday. The last outbreak of Ebola in Congo was in 2014 when the country recorded several dozen cases 74

April 22, 2017 3:44 PM Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. The statement said that “after assisting 72

April 7, 2017 3:30 PM Massive measles vaccination campaign launches in Guinea

Doctors Without Borders says it is launching a massive measles vaccination campaign with Guinea's government after at least 14 deaths and more than 3,400 cases were confirmed so far this year. The aid group said Friday that thousands of people were left unprotected in 2014 and 2015 when the Ebola outbreak swept through the West African nation. Vaccination 48

February 18, 2017 8:23 PM Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war — but no one is ready to deal with it

A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons — and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates warned world leaders Saturday. No one on his panel at the Munich Security Conference argued with him. “The next epidemic has a good chance of originating on a computer screen,” said Gates 43