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Convalescent plasma therapy used for treating COVID-19 is futile, says new study
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Convalescent plasma therapy used for treating COVID-19 is futile, says new study

By giving patients the plasma of people who had recovered (or convalesced) from COVID-19, the idea was to infuse the body with antibodies, a strategy tried, with various degrees of success, for other infectious diseases. But growing evidence, shows the therapy does not save lives of people critically ill with COVID-19

COVID-19 outbreak underlines need for India to develop its own epidemic intelligence service
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COVID-19 outbreak underlines need for India to develop its own epidemic intelligence service

Inputs of NEIS can greatly aid policymakers and various arms of the Indian government to prepare for future potential threats to public health in India

Vaccines and medicines have brought Ebola is under control, says scientist who discovered the virus
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Vaccines and medicines have brought Ebola is under control, says scientist who discovered the virus

Jean-Jacques Muyembe first came across the virus in 1976 as a field epidemiologist when he was called to the village of Yambuku in northern DRC for a mysterious illness that had just appeared.

Ebola can spread via fruit bats or from human to human contact: Everything you need to know about the virus
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Ebola can spread via fruit bats or from human to human contact: Everything you need to know about the virus

A vaccine developed by the US group Merck Sharp and Dohme was found to be very effective in a major study carried out in Guinea in 2015.

Ebola virus can lie dormant in survivors and trigger outbreaks even five years after infections: Study
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Ebola virus can lie dormant in survivors and trigger outbreaks even five years after infections: Study

Ebola outbreaks are usually thought to result from the virus "spilling" from an animal host to a human. But the analysis showed the Guinea strain was virtually identical to that from a 2013-16 wave.

Over 150 in isolation after man killed by Marburg virus in Guinea; all you need to know about Ebola's deadly cousin
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Over 150 in isolation after man killed by Marburg virus in Guinea; all you need to know about Ebola's deadly cousin

The Marburg virus belongs to the same family as Ebola, and previous outbreaks have erupted elsewhere across Africa in Angola, Congo, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda

Guinea's latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12 people has ended, says WHO
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Guinea's latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12 people has ended, says WHO

WHO Regional Director for Africa said “We are getting faster, better and smarter...we must stay alert for a possible resurgence."

Survivor of Ebola outbreak five years ago likely triggered the ongoing outbreak in Guinea
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Survivor of Ebola outbreak five years ago likely triggered the ongoing outbreak in Guinea

The outbreak first recognized in Guinea in January has reportedly infected at least 18 people and killed nine so far.

Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers
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Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers

The survivor harboured the virus for at least five years and then transmitted it via semen to a sex partner, researchers reported in articles published in Science and Stat. Until now, the longest the ebola virus had been known to persist in a survivor was 500 days

Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives
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Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives

Authorities said some of the doses would head straight to Nzerekore, the capital of Guinea's southeastern forest region where five people have recently died of Ebola.

Why is Ebola back in Guinea? What have we learnt from past outbreaks?
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Why is Ebola back in Guinea? What have we learnt from past outbreaks?

Access to healthcare in Guinea has improved marginally over the years but the country still struggles with one of the worst health-care infrastructures in the world.

Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after first deaths since 2016, WHO launches ground survey
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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after first deaths since 2016, WHO launches ground survey

WHO is reportedly helping Guinea to obtain the Ebola vaccine, which proved instrumental in controlling outbreaks in the DRC.

Guinea now in an 'Ebola epidemic situation', confirms nation's health chief; three dead so far
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Guinea now in an 'Ebola epidemic situation', confirms nation's health chief; three dead so far

The cases marked the first known resurgence of the virus in West Africa since the 2016 epidemic that left more than 11,300 dead across the region

West Africa braces to combat first Ebola outbreak in five years as COVID-19 stretches limited health resources
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West Africa braces to combat first Ebola outbreak in five years as COVID-19 stretches limited health resources

Patients have been isolated and an investigation was ordered to determine the home villages of all who took part in the burial to carry out contact tracing, said head of National Agency for Health Security

Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after 7 confirmed cases and three deaths: All you need to know
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Guinea declares Ebola epidemic after 7 confirmed cases and three deaths: All you need to know

National Health Security Agency head Sakoba Keita told local media on Saturday that one of the latest Ebola victims in Guinea was a nurse who fell in late January and was buried on 1 February. Keita also told local media that one patient had escapes but had been found and hospitalised in the capital Conkry.

Another Ebola outbreak looms in Congo after a woman dies due to the virus
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Another Ebola outbreak looms in Congo after a woman dies due to the virus

While the source of contamination is still unknown, the woman who died was the wife of an Ebola survivor, according to the government.

Doctor who helped discover Ebola warns of new fatal infection called 'Disease X'
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Doctor who helped discover Ebola warns of new fatal infection called 'Disease X'

According to WHO, a Disease X is the possibility of an international epidemic that can spread from a pathogen unknown to humankind.

Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end
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Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end

The WHO along with its partners have treated and vaccinated more than 40,000 people at high risk, across dense rainforests and crowded urban areas.

Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report
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Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report

The report says an estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses are thought to exist in mammal and avian hosts.

With rampant habitat fragmentation, how the Hindu Kush Himalayas could be the next pandemic hotspot
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With rampant habitat fragmentation, how the Hindu Kush Himalayas could be the next pandemic hotspot

The HKH region is warming up to three times faster than the global average. This creates a perfect storm for new diseases to emerge.