Tag Archives: ebola

ebola treatment survival antibody immune system scientist Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Ebola ‘no longer incurable’ as Congo trial finds drugs boost su...

08 August, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. Two experimental drugs – an antibody cocktail called REGN-EB3 developed by Regeneron and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 – … Read More

Ebola, Congo, WHO

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

01 January, 2019 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak, the country’s worst, has killed 439 of the 713 people believed to have caught the disease. The fight against Ebola depends on tracing people who may have had contact … Read More

US medic quarantined in Nebraska for possible Ebola exposure

12 December, 2018 8:37 am 8:37 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A US healthcare worker who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in the United States and was put in quarantine in Nebraska. The medic, who is not exhibiting symptoms of Ebola, will remain under observation for up to two … Read More

Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died

10 October, 2018 10:37 am 10:37 am

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said . The ministry said the latest cases were confirmed between Oct. 8 and 14. In total, more than 200 suspected cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever have been reported since the … Read More

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

10 October, 2018 11:13 am 11:13 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said . The most concerning area is the city of Beni in Congo’s North Kivu province where … Read More

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: Congolese health ministry

10 October, 2018 9:23 am 9:23 am

KINSHASA (Reuters) – The Congolese health ministry reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts. The current epidemic in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces has seen 140 confirmed cases since July, 108 of … Read More

Ebola fight has new science but faces old hurdles in restive Congo

09 September, 2018 10:10 am 10:10 am

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was cured of Ebola after three weeks of cutting-edge care at a medical center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she raised her arms to the sky with joy and praised the Lord. Her recovery is testament to the effectiveness of a new … Read More

Ebola control measures seem to be working in Congo, WHO says

09 September, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, but substantial risks remain, the World Health Organization said . The outbreak has so far killed 77 people in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces among 116 cases. Fifteen of the cases were … Read More

Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario: ...

08 August, 2018 9:29 am 9:29 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said . Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been … Read More

Congo starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola

08 August, 2018 9:25 am 9:25 am

MANGINA, Congo (Reuters) – Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus , to try to halt an outbreak in Congo’s volatile east. A Reuters witness on a visit to Mangina, the village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where the epidemic was declared, saw health workers … Read More

Congo Ebola vaccine teams set up fridges, 43 cases suspected

08 August, 2018 8:14 am 8:14 am

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said. Giving the latest figures on the epidemic, which was declared just days after an outbreak in northwestern Congo 2,500 miles away was … Read More

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

08 August, 2018 8:51 am 8:51 am

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said . The experimental vaccine, which is manufactured by Merck, proved successful during its first wide-scale usage against an outbreak in … Read More

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health ministry

08 August, 2018 8:20 am 8:20 am

DAKAR (Reuters) – An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, the health ministry said . Thirteen cases of the hemorrhagic fever have been confirmed, including three deaths, the ministry said in a statement, adding that suspected cases had been detected … Read More