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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.

WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo
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WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo

An 11th Ebola outbreak has been declared on 1 June 2020 as new cases are already cropping up in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

COVID-19 treatment: Fabiflu by Glenmark, HCQ, Remdesivir and other drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus patients
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COVID-19 treatment: Fabiflu by Glenmark, HCQ, Remdesivir and other drugs that are being used to treat coronavirus patients

Favipiravir is an antiviral drug which was developed by a Japanese pharma company, Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, to treat influenza.

Can plasma therapy help people who have been exposed to COVID-19, stave off the infection?
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Can plasma therapy help people who have been exposed to COVID-19, stave off the infection?

A study with 150 volunteers will get either plasma from COVID-19 survivors or regular plasma, to find if the virus can be nipped in the bud.

World Environment Day 2020: Bats are not the enemy in the fight against the novel Coronavirus
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World Environment Day 2020: Bats are not the enemy in the fight against the novel Coronavirus

Oversimplification of scientific facts and misinterpretations have triggered a backlash against bats, prompting biologists to clear the air on bat-borne viruses.

World Environment Day 2020: How natural habitat destruction can fuel zoonotic diseases like COVID-19
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World Environment Day 2020: How natural habitat destruction can fuel zoonotic diseases like COVID-19

Experts have found links to the emergence of viruses like Nipah, Lassa, Hendra, COVID-19, HIV, and others to deforestation.

Nigeria's battle with COVID-19 exacerbated by poor healthcare, 2015 global crude market crash from which it never recovered
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Nigeria's battle with COVID-19 exacerbated by poor healthcare, 2015 global crude market crash from which it never recovered

The last time Nigeria was gripped by such a panic was when Ebola — around 25 times deadlier than COVID-19 — was knocking on its door in 2014/15

Unregulated use of plasma therapy for COVID-19 can be harmful, writes expert; can expose patients to serious transfusion-related risks
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Unregulated use of plasma therapy for COVID-19 can be harmful, writes expert; can expose patients to serious transfusion-related risks

It is a promising solution at the present gloomy situation, but till we have reliable evidence on utility unregulated use is to be avoided

Phase 3 results on Gilead coronavirus drug encouraging; a look at other potential COVID-19 treatments under trial
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Phase 3 results on Gilead coronavirus drug encouraging; a look at other potential COVID-19 treatments under trial

California-based biotech company Gilead Sciences and the US government reported that in a major study, remdesivir shortened the time it takes for COVID-19 patients to recover by four days on average

Ebola antiviral drug remdesivir might be highly effective in stopping replication of Coronavirus: ICMR
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Ebola antiviral drug remdesivir might be highly effective in stopping replication of Coronavirus: ICMR

Remdesivir hinders the reproduction of coronavirus which is why it is believed that it could be effective in COVID-19 treatment.

2 new Ebola deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Here's all you need to know about the Ebola virus disease
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2 new Ebola deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Here's all you need to know about the Ebola virus disease

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is caused by several viruses under the genus Ebolavirus; the latest outbreak was caused by a species called Zaire Ebolavirus.

From 93 Days to Outbreak and The Rain, watch these pandemic-themed TV shows and films during self-isolation
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From 93 Days to Outbreak and The Rain, watch these pandemic-themed TV shows and films during self-isolation

The coronavirus outbreak saw a rise in the viewership of the 2011 sci-fi drama Contagion.

Rise in anti-Asian sentiment following coronavirus outbreak is hardly a new phenomenon, experts say
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Rise in anti-Asian sentiment following coronavirus outbreak is hardly a new phenomenon, experts say

To historians and public health researchers, the racialized responses to the emerging coronavirus are nothing new. From 14th century plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent round of Ebola, infectious disease outbreaks have often coincided with surges of prejudice and marginalization.

As coronavirus threatens the US, Donald Trump has a major problem on his hands: His credibility
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As coronavirus threatens the US, Donald Trump has a major problem on his hands: His credibility

For years, experts have warned that Donald Trump has been squandering the credibility he could need in a moment of national emergency, like a terrorist attack or a public health crisis

Coronavirus epidemic daily toll from virus tops 100 for first time, exceeds SARS toll; 1,016 killed in China with 2,478 new cases confirmed
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Coronavirus epidemic daily toll from virus tops 100 for first time, exceeds SARS toll; 1,016 killed in China with 2,478 new cases confirmed

China's daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for the first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spread of the contagion shows little sign of abating while exacting an ever-rising cost.

Coronavirus epidemic reaches bleak milestone, exceeds SARS toll; over 900 killed in China since first death in Jan
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Coronavirus epidemic reaches bleak milestone, exceeds SARS toll; over 900 killed in China since first death in Jan

The coronavirus epidemic in China surpassed a grim milestone Sunday with a death toll that exceeds that of the SARS outbreak 17 years ago, a development that coincided with news that World Health Organisation experts might soon be in the country to help stanch the crisis

Two experimental Ebola drugs are saving lives in Congo by blocking the virus
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Two experimental Ebola drugs are saving lives in Congo by blocking the virus

Clinics & medical units have been given access to both drugs & patients can opt to take it over existing treatment.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma
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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma

In June, the Ebola outbreak spilled across the border for the first time when a family brought the virus into Uganda after attending the burial in Congo of an infected relative. Even then, the expert committee advised against a declaration.