Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Ebola virus


A science teacher explains: What is a virus? Nearly 1031 types exist on earth

July 05, 2020 8:25 pm

Predominantly, viruses are known as the cause of infection. Widespread events of disease and death like the 2014 outbreak of Ebola, the 2009 H1N1/swine flu global pandemic and now COVID 19 adds to this reputation.

Islamic State group claims first attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 20, 2019 8:58 am

It was the first time that the Islamic State has asserted responsibility for an attack in Congo, a vast country where the central government has limited reach and where rebel groups have proliferated for many years.

Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo's Bunia city

March 21, 2019 9:47 am

Bunia is the second-largest city in eastern Congo to confirm a case of the haemorrhagic fever during the current outbreak, which was declared last August and is believed to have killed 610 people and infected 370 more to date.

Risk of Ebola's spread from Congo now 'very high': WHO

September 29, 2018 3:32 pm

WHO's emergencies chief has said the insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and politicians fanning fears ahead of elections in December could create a "perfect storm" leading this outbreak to spread.

Mass vaccination may not prevent Ebola outbreaks

May 10, 2018 11:29 am

The findings come as the World Health Organisation has announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.

Ebola virus: Sexual transmission could reignite contained outbreak

June 08, 2016 1:42 pm

The study was prompted by data showing that viable Ebola virus remained in the semen of disease survivors for months after it was no longer detectable in their blood.

Single human antibody shows promise against Ebola

February 26, 2016 12:48 pm

According to a new research, a single monoclonal antibody isolated from a human survivor of Ebola virus disease (EVD) completely protects monkeys from the lethal virus, and could hold promise as a potential treatment for infected humans.

The real UN question

March 11, 2015 12:00 am

Debate over veto restraint is a distraction from the broader dilemmas of UN Security Council reform.

Clinical trial starts at Ebola center in Liberia for anti-viral drug

January 07, 2015 12:09 pm

Another drug — ZMapp — healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in one recent study.

China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans

December 25, 2014 8:01 pm

It is also the world's first 2014-genetic mutation Ebola vaccine.