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Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

The treatments approved for shipment to Uganda were Mapp Biopharmaceutical's ZMapp, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's Regeneron and Remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences , said WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic.

For third time, WHO declines to declare Ebola outbreak an emergency

With more than 2,100 infected and 1,400 dead, the outbreak centered in eastern Congo is surpassed only by the 2013-16 West Africa outbreak in which more than 28,000 were infected and 11,000 died.

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WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

Congo's epidemic is the second worst ever, with 2,108 cases of Ebola and 1,411 deaths since last August. This week it reached Uganda, where three cases were recorded, all in people who had arrived from Congo. Two of them died.

2nd Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

Uganda health ministry spokesman Emmanuel Ainebyoona confirmed the death of the 50-year-old woman overnight. Her 5-year-old grandson was the first confirmed death from Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday.

First Ebola case reported in Uganda, in spillover from Congo

The outbreak, the second largest on record, has infected more than 2,000 people and caused 1,390 deaths since it was discovered in July 2018. The number of cases has accelerated in recent weeks, health officials said.

One in four Ebola cases undetected in Congo: WHO

Some 88 infections have been detected each of the last two weeks, down from a peak of 126 weekly in April, and WHO teams are checking 15,000 suspected contacts each day for symptoms.

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As cases pass 2,000, key facts about Congo's Ebola epidemic

The world's second-biggest outbreak has killed 1,346 people since it was detected in August last year. It is the first time Ebola has struck in a conflict zone and the World Health Organization (WHO) has said the outbreak is unlikely to be contained unless violence stops.

Why is Ebola outbreak in Africa's DRC worrying the rest of the world

Since the outbreak of the virus in August 2018, more than 1,11,000 people have been vaccinated in the DRC. Despite the highly potent vaccine, the number of Ebola cases is steadily on the rise.

Explained: Why this Ebola outbreak is a special challenge

The virus is most often spread by close contact with bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms and with objects such as sheets that have been contaminated.

Explained: Why the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is a growing concern

Ebola outbreak in Congo has become the second-deadliest in history, behind the West African one from 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300 people.

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Top Frames: Best pictures of the week gone by

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

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

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".

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Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

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

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