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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.

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.

Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’
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Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo kills over 500; govt says new vaccination programme saved ‘thousands’

More than 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a vaccination programme has prevented thousands more deaths, the country's health minister told AFP.

Ebola deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo rise to 55; 1,609 people feared to have contracted virus
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Ebola deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo rise to 55; 1,609 people feared to have contracted virus

Beni's mayor Jean Edmond Nyonyi Masumbuko Bwanakawa announced that the government had decided to make treatment free in Beni, Mabalako-Mangina and Oicha for three months.

Thirteen confirmed cases of Ebola virus in Congo; WHO warns of 'particular challenge' posed by latest outbreak
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Thirteen confirmed cases of Ebola virus in Congo; WHO warns of 'particular challenge' posed by latest outbreak

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.

Ebola outbreak: Congo health ministry reports 13 new cases of viral infection, three deaths in its capital Kinshasa
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Ebola outbreak: Congo health ministry reports 13 new cases of viral infection, three deaths in its capital Kinshasa

Congo has witnessed a sudden outbreak in Ebola which has already infected 13 and killed 3 people

Ebola virus: US begins first human trials of VRC 608 antibody to examine safety, tolerability
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Ebola virus: US begins first human trials of VRC 608 antibody to examine safety, tolerability

US researchers have started the first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical centre said in a statement.

Ebola virus: Canadian researchers develop experimental vaccine that is said to be safe for humans
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Ebola virus: Canadian researchers develop experimental vaccine that is said to be safe for humans

Canadian researchers in a clinical trial have developed a Ebola vaccine which is well-tolerated and showed no safety concerns

India to roll out new drug policy, devise rules for clinical trials, say officials
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India to roll out new drug policy, devise rules for clinical trials, say officials

Indian government is working with stakeholders to devise new rules for clinical trials that are expected to bring new projects to India.

New Ebola vaccine 100% effective in human trial conducted in Guinea, says WHO
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New Ebola vaccine 100% effective in human trial conducted in Guinea, says WHO

An experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be 100 percent affective against the deadly virus in a major human trial in Guinea, giving doctors a safe and potent weapon against any future outbreak, WHO said on Friday.

US abstains from voting at UN on call to end embargo against Cuba for first time
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US abstains from voting at UN on call to end embargo against Cuba for first time

The United States on Wednesday abstained for the first time in 25 years from a vote at the United Nations calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba.

Ebola 2.0: Sexual transmission of deadly virus may reignite global outbreak
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Ebola 2.0: Sexual transmission of deadly virus may reignite global outbreak

Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus may have a major impact on the dynamics of the deadly disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak.

Ebola virus can persist nine months after recovery, finds study
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Ebola virus can persist nine months after recovery, finds study

Ebola virus can persist in the semen of survivors of the epidemic for up to nine months after their recovery, said a new study.

Ebola survivor may have infected girlfriend in Liberia, say officials
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Ebola survivor may have infected girlfriend in Liberia, say officials

A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official has said, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in weeks.

American health worker who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in US
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American health worker who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in US

An American health worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Africa will be admitted to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health.

Media, politicians fueled the public's fear, says doctor who recovered from Ebola
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Media, politicians fueled the public's fear, says doctor who recovered from Ebola

A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears.

First Ebola vaccine trial starts in Liberia's capital
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First Ebola vaccine trial starts in Liberia's capital

A trial of an Ebola vaccine starts on Monday in Liberia's capital following a launch event featuring musicians.

First trial results: Ebola vaccine safe and generates immune response
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First trial results: Ebola vaccine safe and generates immune response

The first trial results of Ebola vaccine at Oxford University suggest the vaccine has an acceptable safety profile and is able to generate an immune response.