2 experimental Ebola drugs show positive results, will 'undoubtedly save lives'
Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed encouraging survival results in a clinical trial in Congo.
[Monitor] Kampala -Most health workers, who have received specialised training on handling of Ebola management, are the first to run away when suspected cases are booked at a health facility, a senior official in the Ministry of Health has revealed.
Health workers inside a "CUBE" talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside. ALIMA Ebola Treatment Centre, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two drugs have been found to successfully treat the Ebola virus. Aid agencies have welcomed the news saying it allows communities to access early treatment. Courtesy: World Health Organisation (WHO)By Issa Sikiti da SilvaCOTONOU, Benin, Aug 20 2019 (IPS) While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety ...
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) issued an alert to airline operators last week in order to guard against flying Ebola-infested passengers into Nigeria. The directive was based on the World Health Organization (WHO's) declaration of the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In line with WHO's declaration, NCAA has asked all airline operators in Nigeria to exercise a high level of vigilance to ensure that Ebola-infected pas
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Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale
(Natural News) With its long and devastating history, the Ebola virus is truly terrifying. Just the words “plague” or “black death” are enough to strike fear into the hearts of many. Outbreaks of the plague were common for centuries, resulting in millions of deaths. More recent outbreaks have generally been contained to distant African countries...
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola's spread to a new part of Democratic Republic of Congo is a disturbing sign that health workers are failing to keep track of high-risk people on the move, aid agencies said on Friday.
Publication date: 17 August 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 243, Issue 3243Author(s): Ruby Prosser ScullyAs many as 90 per cent of people with the virus could be saved thanks to two experimental drugs, reports Ruby Prosser Scully
A woman and her child were confirmed to be the first two Ebola cases in Congo's South Kivu province, health ministry says.