Posts Tagged ebola

Trial drug for 2019 nCoV now ready to be administered to over 700 patients

Maris Federez   •   February 7, 2020

China’s health authorities have announced that registration for clinical trials on a potential antiviral drug for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been approved. The antiviral drug called “Remdesivir” will...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months, WHO says

admin   •   November 14, 2018

The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday...

WHO sees Congo’s Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

admin   •   October 12, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved...

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola ‘perfect storm’ in Congo

admin   •   September 26, 2018

  The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday (September 25) that the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community...

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilized – WHO chief

admin   •   August 30, 2018

The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the decline, but it is too soon to say that an outbreak is stabilizing due to difficulties...

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

admin   •   August 15, 2018

  Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday (August 14), the first time it...

WHO calls emergency meeting to address Ebola outbreak in Congo

admin   •   May 18, 2018

  The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency meeting today to consider the international risk of the Ebola outbreak in Congo. WHO official Peter Salama says the UN...

WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

UNTV News   •   May 15, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday a second case of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo after an outbreak this week of 17 other suspected cases. Health officials...

Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases

admin   •   June 14, 2016

British scientists say they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans – based...

MERS, Ebola, bird flu: Science’s big missed opportunities

admin   •   October 27, 2015

Anyone who goes down with flu in Europe this winter could be asked to enroll in a randomized clinical trial in which they will either be given a drug, which...

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