WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of " deep concern " but does not yet qualify as a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018, and is the second deadliest in history, with...
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The latest Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,100 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter of the outbreak, there's a danger that may be even greater than the disease. Debora Patta reports.
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Government and opposition leaders of Congo must strive to find a bipartisan solution to the Ebola outbreak as ongoing violence in the country gives "the virus an advantage," the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
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[Guardian] Besides the loss of many lives, outbreaks of pandemics or epidemics could cost Nigeria trillions of naira if adequate preparations are not made to contain health emergencies.
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[Deutsche Welle] International aid organizations are warning that the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could worsen in the face of instability, public distrust and a critical shortfall in funds to contain the deadly virus.
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Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: CellAuthor(s): Carl W. Davis, Katherine J.L. Jackson, Anita K. McElroy, Peter Halfmann, Jessica Huang, Chakravarthy Chennareddy, Ashley E. Piper, Yvonne Leung, César G. Albariño, Ian Crozier, Ali H. Ellebedy, John Sidney, Alessandro Sette, Tianwei Yu, Sandra C.A. Nielsen, Arthur J. Goff, Christina F. Spiropoulou, Erica Ollman Saphire, Guy Cavet, Yoshihiro KawaokaSummaryEbola virus (EBOV) remains a public health threat. We performed a longitudinal study of B cell responses to EBOV in four survivors of the 2014 West African outbreak. Infection induced lastin...
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More than 1,100 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that started in August 2018.
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[The Conversation Africa] The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest outbreak in the country since 1976 when the Ebola virus was first identified in what was then known as Zaire.
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ConclusionThis compound is readily accessible in bulk quantities, is inexpensive, and has a long history of human consumption, which endorses the idea for further assessment as an antiviral therapeutic. This work also suggests that a more exhaustive assessment of natural product libraries against EBOV and other viruses is warranted to improve our ability to identify compounds that are so distinct from FDA approved drugs.
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This report summarizes confirmed malaria cases in persons with onset of illness in 2016 and summarizes trends in previous years. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: Malaria cases diagnosed by blood film microscopy, polymerase chain reaction, or rapid diagnostic tests are reported to local and state health departments by health care providers or laboratory staff members. Case investigations are conducted by local and state health departments, and reports are transmitted to CDC through the National Malaria Surveillance System (NMSS), the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS), or direct CDC consultations. CDC refer...
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Documented attacks on health workers in conflict areas increased dramatically last year, endangering both children waiting for polio vaccines and efforts to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola, research showed on Wednesday.
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