Friday, Feb 03, 2023



Uganda races to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak

October 02, 2022 7:29 am

In central Uganda, where the cases were reported, at least six medical workers have contracted the virus, leading some of their peers to request transfer elsewhere

How Uganda plans to contain a new Ebola outbreak

September 30, 2022 9:52 am

Uganda has quickly put in place emergency plans to deal with recent Ebola cases. Though experts believe that the country is well prepared to handle the outbreak, a new epidemic cannot be ruled out yet.

Explained: Why have Africa, Asia seen so many dangerous viruses emerge recently?

July 30, 2022 3:32 pm

How are viruses detected, and is any particular region more prone to new viral outbreaks? We explain

An Expert Explains: Emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, seeing viruses in perspective

April 06, 2022 7:46 am

Viruses have existed on Earth for 3.5 billion years prior to humans. They permeate every part of the natural world, lurking in soil, seawater, and drifting through the atmosphere. Almost all of them are harmless to humans, and many perform important functions in our ecosystem's maintenance. In fact, viruses have been integral to the very evolution of our species.

Remembering Paul Farmer, a healer and guiding light

February 26, 2022 10:12 am

Shah Alam Khan writes: He worked towards building a world where everyone has a doctor.

Fighting a pandemic, While launching Africa’s health revolution

September 20, 2021 9:41 am

Dr. John Nkengasong is now trying to bring together the governments of a vast, diverse continent to anticipate and fight public health threats and make them less reliant on international institutions like the World Health Organization or the Red Cross.

J&J reports promising Ebola vaccine data

September 15, 2021 1:18 pm

J&J's vaccine regimen had received European approval in July 2020 and prequalification from the WHO

WHO declares an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea

June 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Guinea's latest outbreak was declared on February 14 after three cases were detected in Gouecke, a rural community in the southern N'zerekore prefecture.

DR Congo records first Ebola death in three months

February 08, 2021 2:58 pm

The World Health Organization said that researchers were examining samples from the patient for potential links to the previous outbreak. WHO has traced at least 70 contacts to the new case.

Ebola resurfaces in previous epidemic zone of Congo, WHO says

February 08, 2021 11:07 am

Butembo was one of the epicentres of the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak that lasted almost two years in eastern Congo, causing 3,481 cases and 2,299 deaths.


Ebola's life and death struggle in eastern Congo

July 30, 2019 1:20 pm

Health experts agree the experimental Ebola vaccine has saved multitudes in Congo, but after nearly a year and some 171,000 doses given, the epidemic shows few signs of waning - over 1700 have died from the disease.

Top Frames: Best pictures of the week gone by

November 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Here's a look at the Top pics of this week.

TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of the week gone by from around the world

October 18, 2014 8:40 am

In the Top frames this week The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

October 16, 2014 11:38 am

In the US things took another alarming turn on Wednesday with second Dallas nurse catching Ebola.